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, January 31, 2006


No sooner had I hit the "post" button on my last entry than Annika woke up crying and radiating heat that I could feel before I even touched her forehead. We went to the E.R., returning home at 3 a.m. with no explanation but reassured it was nothing critical. Two days later the fevers continue, and she now has such horrible pains in her right leg that she has once again stopped walking. So we're back to Chicago where she will be admitted. It's possible the leg pains are just from over-exertion after such a long time of disuse. But they want to make sure she hasn't developed a DVT. Also, they're going to check into the possibility that she has a touch of pneumonia, which was one possibility the E.R. doc suggested.


Anonymous Beanie Baby said...

Oh jeez.

I have my fingers crossed that this visit will be short and sweet. Or, well, you know. Short.

1/31/2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger Bettie Bookish said...


Hug yourself and Annika for us. And I second the wish for a short visit.


1/31/2006 12:42 PM  
Blogger Rev Dr Mom said...

There are many expletives I could use right now, but I will just offer a prayer and a wish that all is well, and you are back home again soon!

1/31/2006 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Thinking of and feeling for you, Moreena.

1/31/2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

I think I did just use most of them....certainly my husband came in wanting to know what was wrong.
Prayers ascending as fast as I can manage it.
Hugs and loves xx

Actually, the verifier sequence is a pretty good expletive in itself ngggfpf indeed!

1/31/2006 1:41 PM  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Oh no! We're thinking of you, and hoping that you and Annika are back home soon.

1/31/2006 2:09 PM  
Blogger Shelli said...

I swear I won't ever post anything positiv here again lest I jinx you. I will only post wishes for continued or speedy recovery.

1/31/2006 2:11 PM  
Anonymous sheryl, Justice's mom said...

Aw crap. Sending happy, healthy thoughts your way. Prayers for comfort as well, both girls must be devestated by the all too soon separation (not forgetting you and Jorg too!!). Hugs.

1/31/2006 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Tammy & Janna said...

Oh No....I hope they figure out what is going on and you are home again SOON!

1/31/2006 4:27 PM  
Anonymous peripateticpolarbear said...

aw, man....get that girl better!!!!

1/31/2006 4:51 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

OH Moreena. That just stinks! Prayers for Annika.

1/31/2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger ccw said...

Hope this visit is a short one and that you all back home soon.

1/31/2006 5:19 PM  
Blogger Jane Dark said...

Scheiss! I'll keep praying.

1/31/2006 5:58 PM  
Blogger liz said...

What everybody else said.

Everybody come home soon.

1/31/2006 7:24 PM  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

Oooh, I could scream in frustration for you.

Hope this one is very very very short. As in minutes.

1/31/2006 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That totally sucks. I'm so sorry, Moreena. Love to you and your family.

xo Catherine

1/31/2006 8:30 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Oh crap! Poor Annika! Poor all of you! Hoping she comes home soon...

1/31/2006 9:08 PM  
Blogger kirsten said...

Here's hoping that Annika stays only for a short while, but again, if you need anything on 6W, just ask.

1/31/2006 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Kim, mom to sami and kyle said...

Praying that Anni just has some normal kid bud and a bit of overexertion.... I will keep her in my prayers! I hope this turns out to be an extremely short visit.

2/01/2006 6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crap on a cracker!!! Hope this is short-lived and that you are soon back home. Poor little Annika, she is such a trooper through all of this. Keep us posted!


2/01/2006 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Sending prayers to all of you.

2/01/2006 8:27 AM  
Blogger Sarahlynn said...


2/01/2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

I am so sorry! But I am glad that you are all rushing to take care of the situation. I hope it all resolves quickly.

My prayers, hugs, and thoughts are with you!

2/01/2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...


Hoping it's a short visit and you get home quickly!

2/01/2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger DevilMacDawg said...

Hugs, love, prayers - EVERYTHING to y'all.

2/01/2006 11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh good grief!!!!! Just when you get a whiff of freedom from that hospital!!!! I pray for a quick resolution to the mystery fever and leg pain...hugs.

2/01/2006 2:10 PM  

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