Sunday, March 28, 2010

Not much to say..just pics

Well I don't have a lot to say. Annabel did well through her birthday week. This past week we noticed the gagging/wretching increasing. It was good that she was on spring break so we could monitor and just let her rest. But Wednesday night we knew she was becoming infected again with another UTI. She has been off the antibiotic for 4 days. I am beyond frustrated. Whereas before she could urinate and was having such high residuals. Now she urinates frequently and her residuals are almost nothing most of the time. Sometimes I really wonder is she ever really clear of these infections or does the antibiotic work to reduce the bacteria then when she is off it is right back again. But her gagging has become almost constant and makes it very hard for her to get through the day comfortably. So instead of gripping/moaning and not just being grateful I thought I would just post some pictures.
I have mentioned a sweet, precious little girl named Mallorie Rose. She and her family are in desperate need of our prayers. Mallorie has been struggling for a couple months in and out of the hospital and things are not getting better at all. They are having to endure some serious conversations that they don't want to be having. Please do visit her link and let them know they are in your prayers. They are at the children's hospital and in PICU. Her biggest issue right now are seizures and she is aspirating from the reflux. They can't seem to get it under control. Please pray for the doctors caring for Mallorie will treat Mallorie for the sweet little girl she is and not for labels that could be associated with her. Also, Connie, her mother was diagnosed with cancer right before Mallorie became so sick. Pray that Connie will be healed and that she will continue to find the strength to care and speak on Mallorie's behalf.


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I'm sorry that your beautiful little girl is not feeling so hot right now. I can't believe she is still dealing with these UTI's! What does the doctor say, what is the next plan of action?

I hope the gagging and retching eases. I hate watching my Peanut when she gags and retches. It breaks my heart. In Peanut's case, UTI's come with no fever, but lots of GI distress. I wonder if that's the same for you guys?


Even though she isn't feeling well, she looks great in these pictures! Continue prayers for your family.

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so frustrated with these infections as you are Cathy. We want Annabel to feel all better and these UTI's just stink big time. I've been praying for Connie too and her own situation that she doesn't talk about. I promise to be covering you and Connie with more prayers throughout my day when I talk to God. Praying for my two sweet little girlfriends too:) I love you friend.

Love and Hugs, Laurie
PS. Prayers for Tyler too.

Janet said...

I have had you on my heart so heavily for the past few days, and just want you to know that I think of you and Annabel DAILY.
I am so sorry she is having so much trouble with the UTI's. I can't imagine how bad she feels.
Praying for you to just have the strength to do all that is needed, and for you to be able to truly feel all the love and prayers going up for you and Annabel.

Anonymous said...

Love the photos - she brings a good feeling just to look at her.

Having dealt with chronic ear infections and the whole antibiotic 'issue' - can you ask for prophylactic antibiotics? (Low dose long term).

Easter blessings on you and your family. Barbara

connie said...

I keep coming to look at these beautiful pictures, Cathy. She is so beautiful. As you already know, of course. And I loved the pictures in kindergarten.