Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just enjoying home...

A brief update to say Annabel is getting back to herself. yippee! On Monday she finished the weaning process of the Ativan for withdrawals and we are so happy.

She returned to school yesterday for 2 hours and will go longer today. She will also attend speech and PT therapy this afternoon and do what she can.

She was tested last week for blood and urine cultures. The blood grew nothing (very thankful) and the urine grew Klebsiella. This was the bug that was in her blood when she was in ICU. She is now on Gentamycin IV's at home.

Overall, I am feeling like Annabel is getting back to herself. So full of smiles and joy! It is so hard to believe that just a few weeks ago that she wasn't expected to pull through. With each smile and sweet noises she makes, I thank Jesus that He has granted us more time with Bella and we are beyond grateful.

9 comments:

Laurie in Ca. said...

I am so glad to read this Cathy. Praying for that nasty sounding bug to go away for good. I can hear the peaceful relief in your words and it makes my heart feel good for you. I love you girls and am so thankful you are just enjoying home.:) Prayers continue......

Love and Hugs, Laurie

PS. I am back to blogging:)

lost--for--words said...

So thankful that she is starting to feel better... What a brave little fighter.. Much love to you all!

Kathy said...

How blessed we are to hear how well precious Annabel is doing. You are watching our prayers being answered. Priceless.

Prayers continue and expecting more than we can think or imagine. Please plant a kiss on Annabel's sweet cheek from her biggest admirer. I am in awe of her strength and her joy!

Love you girls!!!

Kathy said...

Oh! And did I mention her amazing Mom, her family and her entire team?!? Ya'll are amazing!!!

Janet said...

SO glad to hear she is feeling well enough to go to school!
I can "hear" the relief in your words also and it is a great sound!
God is good, and certainly gives us hope when hope seems far away!
She is the toughest little princess I know and has the toughest Momma fighting for her! Hoping and praying for a loooong stretch of great days!

Anonymous said...

God is Amazing! I am thrilled that she is doing so well. Thank you for the upddate. Edie

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! I am so pleased to hear this. Today,at the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, a room full of doctors, nurses and ethicists watched a video clip of Annabel's last birthday celebration.

Thank you for sharing sweet Annabel's life with others. I know it will make a difference.

Anonymous said...

How cool is that last post. Way to go Annabel.

Edie

Kathy said...

So love the anonymous comment that Annabel's last birthday video was shown at a bioethics conference!

Your sweet princess could well be helping to save lives!

You are awesome, amazing, loved by so many and such a joyful soul sweet girl!!!