Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Annabel's portraits

We had Annabel's 5 year old portraits taken a few weeks ago. Here are just a sample of them. Amy Wade was our photographer. So many people have told me that she is so patient and wonderful with special children and they were so right. She loved Annabel and Annabel loved her and her assistant. I will surely be back for more.

Annabel continues to struggle with not feeling her best. She had a temp and respiratory begin this weekend. They tend to follow or come along with the UTI. Annabel was on a prophylactic dose of Bactrim and was suppose to stay on this until her surgery (dilation) in late May. Her bacteria of choice these days is E-coli. She has become resistant to Bactrim and now the furodantin. We are now going to stay on a phophylactic dose of Cefolexin until the surgery. As Dr. B mentioned it is getting very hard or that we are up against a wall as far as antibiotics go. I try to ignore them (UTI's) until the symptoms get worse so we can not be on an antibiotic longer than necessary. She use to never run fever or just rarely, but she has had a low grade 99.4 - 100.8, vomiting and much discomfort during the nighttime hours. It hurts to see her so uncomfortable, but she improves during the day, most of the time. Maybe laying still she notices it much more. Lets just say I am ready for the end of May for her to get some relief.

Enough of this so enjoy her pictures. Thank you to all who follow Annabel's story and who continue to pray for her.





22 comments:

Janet said...

Oh, Ms.Cathy!
Those are such precious pictures.
Thank you so much for sharing those with all of us!
She is just so beautiful. Her little face just...I just don't even have the words...radiates, beams, shines? No words to describe that inner light.
The pictures of the twins are just beautiful, also. Looks like they had a great evening!

jnell4duh said...

One word,beautiful!

Penny said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Those are a treasure for sure. I hope and send prayers for Annabel to get rid of the infections and get back to her happy self.

Thanks for posting, she makes my day!

Hilary said...

Awesome pictures!! Will be praying for Annabel infection..poor thing~~

Aimee said...

Stunning. She is just stunning.

lost--for--words said...

Fantastic pictures!!! What an amazing little miracle Annabel is! I just love that last pic, it is priceless.

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

What a beautiful little girl! She is so photogenic!! Love the one of you and her:)

Laurie in Ca. said...

I love every single one Cathy. Annabel is just beautiful!!! Praying for her and these crappy UTI's to be cured. Love you Cathy and Annabel is covered in prayer here at my home.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

The VW's said...

Precious!!! I love the last one! Hugs!!

May said...

love the pix of you and her. priceless!

Annie said...

beautiful pics Cathy although the one at the end is my favourite.

XXX
Barb

Kelly said...

this photos are amazing! she looks absolutely angelic. thank you so much for sharing her with us cathy. hope she gets some relief soon.

Jill Smith said...

Beautiful!

Kenzie said...

ahhhhhhhh, I LOVE the pictures! Of course my VERY FAVORITE is the one of you and her together with her giving you a kissy. PRECIOUS! I'm so sorry that she hasn't been feeling well for such a while now... I know you have to be frustrated and tired of the sickness. Just remember that she continues to inspire so many and she is SO LOVED and prayed over. She is a beautiful miracle!

Love you and praying,
Kenzie

Stef said...

She is so beautiful!

Aunt_Nette said...

every time I look at her, via pictures, her hair looks like a halo. a very precious littlle girl and a wonderful mother.

Kathy said...

These pictures of your gorgeous baby girl are fabulous! I, too, love the black and white of the two of you. What a blessed mom you are to be getting some sugar!

I always love her smile but the more serious pictures are so beautiful - and those EYELASHES!!! Wow!

Have been praying for Princess Annabel's continuing UTI's and relief from the misery of them. Prayers for this next procedure to take care of this issue once and for all. Praying!!!

TherExtras said...

Thank you! for sharing her with us! Love seeing her - so beautiful!

A privilege to pray for her, Barbara

PS
Loved seeing your other beautiful daughters in the post below.

connie said...

She is so, so beautiful. God did some good work creating her! I loved the last one most of all. He did good work creating you, too. I hope she gets feeling better soon. We are praying here about that for you.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful pictures. I love the one of you and Annabel....
Monique

rita said...

What a beautiful child! She looks like an angel. The rest of your family is gorgeous, too.

Valerie said...

Those are beautiful pictures!!! I especially love the last one. I love how she's pulling you by the ears for that kiss! Your daughter is so, so precious...thank you for sharing!