One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

shit shit shit

It's our new theme around here! Yes, Annika is bleeding again. Yes, that's what that painful 8-hour surgery last Wednesday was supposed to fix. She had an ultrasound this morning to see if her shunt had clotted or narrowed or otherwise was no longer working as well. I still haven't heard the results, but I suppose I should by this afternoon sometime. Meanwhile, they are beginning to put her on blood products to help her clot more, so that her bleed does not become dangerous. On the other hand, if they get her to clot too much, she could clot off her brand, spanking new shunt. Jörg needed to go back home to teach his classes this week (an income and insurance are required to keep up all this fancy medical footwork going). But this means that I don't have much time to slip down here to the hospital computer lab to post. Obviously, I don't want to leave her alone when so much is uncertain and a bit scary.

34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really sorry to hear that Annika is bleeding again, hope things will turn around and get better.

Sandy,
mom to Samson, 7 months, BA

12/06/2005 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH Moreena, how scary for you. Hang in there Annika and we'll continue praying for your body to heal. How hard for Daddy to be away...reunite soon and with better news on the bleeding. Many Many prayers are being sent up for you and your family.

12/06/2005 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Stacy - Tanner's mom said...

Dang, dang, dang, dang....I hope they get this resolved soon. What a precarious line to walk. We are thinking of you guys & keeping you in our prayers. Be strong, Anni!

12/06/2005 11:37 AM  
Blogger logansmom said...

I am sorry to hear that Annika is bleeding again, hope things will get better soon we will be praying for a christmas miracle for her to get home soon. tabitha mom to logan 4

12/06/2005 11:54 AM  
Blogger corndog said...

Thanks for the update, Moreena. Shit. Now that I've got that out of my system, I'll round up some more good thoughts to send your way.

12/06/2005 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Beanie Baby said...

Oh, no. Oh Moreena.

I can't even think of anything else to say.

I'm thinking of you.

12/06/2005 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shit shit shit, indeed.

loads of prayers and good thoughts are coming your way. It feels horrible not to be able to do anything more for you guys.

We'll continue hoping for better news.

12/06/2005 12:57 PM  
Blogger Bettie Bookish said...

That noise you hear is a resounding, echoing shit shit shit from all the way down here in Florida.

What else can I say, except that we're thinking about you all. And we're here.

12/06/2005 1:09 PM  
Blogger ocelot said...

:(

Glad Annika's got you with her to get through this with!

12/06/2005 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I'll look forward to better news soon.

xo Catherine

12/06/2005 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Miriam said...

Still thinking of you guys, all the time. I hope something turns around for the better, and SOON. Hoping and wishing and praying for the best.

12/06/2005 1:48 PM  
Blogger liz said...

Thinking of you and hoping for better news.

Big hugs.

12/06/2005 1:53 PM  
Blogger angie said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that she is bleeding again. How frustrating and scary for all of you! I hope that it is corrected soon. Prayers for Annika and your family!! Our favorite surgeon used to always say, "Keep on keepin' on" that has become our family motto....but I think it is appropriate for Annika right now!!

12/06/2005 1:56 PM  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

You know you are in my thoughts, with hugs and prayers. I appreciated hearing the update, and I know you need to be with Anni. I pray for her to stay strong and for you and your family.

12/06/2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger Yankee T said...

SHIT! Sending good thoughts your way.

12/06/2005 3:02 PM  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

No, no, no, oh the frustration.

Prayers and good thoughts being sent your way.

12/06/2005 4:08 PM  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Shit shit shit shit

I wish there was something else to say...

12/06/2005 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liebe Moreena,
wir lesen täglich Dein Blog und sind in Gedanken ganz nah. Wir wünschen das Allerbeste!
Herzlich
judit, miklós und martin

12/06/2005 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

SHIT, SHIT, SHIT, SHIT, SHIT is right!! You tell little Miss. Anni she better stop this nonsense and no more scaring mommy. HUGS! I hope the bleeding stops and everything gets under control. You need to get HOME!

HUGS< Marisa

12/06/2005 5:04 PM  
Anonymous peripateticpolarbear said...

sorry to hear it. Only good thoughts and prayers headed your way.

12/06/2005 7:52 PM  
Blogger ccw said...

Must de-lurk to say I am sorry that the bleeding has started again.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

12/06/2005 8:03 PM  
Blogger Jenevieve said...

Oh, Moreena. I'm sorry that Anni is bleeding again. I'm praying for her, and for you.

12/06/2005 8:09 PM  
Blogger jamie said...

I'm so sorry. Please know that i'm praying for you and Annika (and Jorg and Frankie too).

Please take care.

12/06/2005 8:28 PM  
Blogger candace said...

Oh Moreena,

I can't even imagine. I honestly wish I had the right words to type to you. You and the family are in our prayers, too.

12/06/2005 8:35 PM  
Blogger erthsgb said...

sending great big prayers up for you, Annika. Feel better soon.
Moreena, you are in my "Mommy" thoughts. Take care of you too.

12/06/2005 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Rowan said...

Breathe, eat, sleep, love. I know it's hard.
I'm so sorry that this is so scary for you all right now. I wish I could be there to give you a great big hug.
We will keep you in our thoughts and hearts.

12/06/2005 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Tammy--Janna's mom said...

Our prayers are with you. I hope they get some answers quickly and the bleeding stops for good.

12/06/2005 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Sheryl, Justice's mom said...

OH NO! Oh Moreena, we're praying for healing in your little trooper. Sorry you have to go this part alone. I'm sure Jorg had a terrible time having to leave too. Hugs to you all.

12/06/2005 10:56 PM  
Blogger parodie said...

Thinking positive thoughts and sending prayers your way. All the best to all four of you as you navigate this upset.

12/06/2005 11:07 PM  
Blogger moxiemomma said...

i continue to hold you and annika in my thoughts through this trying and difficult time. all my best.

12/06/2005 11:15 PM  
Anonymous Kim F., mom to Sami and Kyle said...

Oh Moreena - I am so sorry for all that Annika and your family is going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gods blessings for Anni. Hang in there!

12/07/2005 6:09 AM  
Anonymous Robyn, Emma's mom said...

I'm so sorry Moreena.

12/07/2005 6:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moreena, I visit your blog just about daily. I may not post my thoughts on your blog but please know that I am thinking of Annika, you, Frankie and Jorge. Good and postive vibes heading your way! I know Annika will get through this...she is a fighter!

Laurie, mom to Ashley from CLASS

12/07/2005 8:38 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Continued prayers being said for Annika.

12/07/2005 9:36 AM  

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