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January 06, 2006

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Lisa and Aiden

Keep trucking Annika! You strong little one! We can't wait to see that smile of yours! SO proud of all of you. Prayers have not stopped! XOXOXOXOX

Anonymous

Yay, Annika! She's such a tough one, that Anni. xo Catherine

Sarah

SO glad to see an update! I am so relieved that you have good news. And, you got to hear her voice! No more silent cries. Annika is so strong, as are you Moreena. Prayers being said on a daily basis.

allison

Oh Moreena (I say with warmth and affection as someone would when they know eachother, and I know we don't). I just say it as one mother would to another, when a child's life is at risk, and you want to just hold on to eachother and block out the fear, and danger. Even though you have never met us, nor probably ever will, we think of you so much, and continue to pray. We're so thankful for the improvements you are receiving. We send care, you cannot see, but hopefully will be able to feel.

Becca, Jason and Natalie Ketter

Bless you all. You continue to be, faithfully, in my prayers and thoughts. Much love to you, my friend.Annika - you keep fighting sweetheart!!! (Oh, Moreena big puddles of tears have formed in my eyes. For we too have been told that Natalie has come this far because she is a fighter. She's got one heck of a rolemodel!)

ccw

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with an update. So happy to read that you are able to hear your baby talk to you again.

Laurie

YAY Anni!!! So happy to hear that she is off the vent. Thank you so much for the update. Like everyone else, I'm slightly obsessive about checking this site several times a day hoping for good news. Anni and all of you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Prayers and thoughts also for Matthew. I check his site nearly as often.

Josie's Mom

Dear MoreenaCongratulations on Annika doing a little better. And thank you for posting the photos. She is such a little darling.I think of Pippi Longstocking every time I think of Annika (which is quite often, several times a day), because it is the name of Pippi's friend. Josie likes Pippi and all the mischief she causes all in good fun.I am sending lots of strength to Annika and to Matthew too.Josie's Momhttp://www.mybabymonsters.comInsights into a child's world

Shelley (Caroline's Mom)

Hooray, Annika! Hooray, to you all! We are so excited to hear that Annika is talking again! Our daughter went through narcotic withdrawal post-transplant; we know how truly unnerving it can be to sit by and watch. Still praying and sending positive thoughts your way!

Anonymous

Sending much positive energy to help make thinks better for Annika from across the ocean. Stay strong!--judit, miklós & martin, who are checking in daily

Beanie Baby

So glad to hear she is extubated. I hope the good news keeps coming, and I hope she keeps surprising them with her progress. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Anonymous

I know we don't know each other but I've been checking your sight religiously...Anni is in my thoughts as is the rest of your wonderful family...be strong...a canuck friend

liz

Yay for extubation. I'm thinking of you all the time.

Scrivener

Thanks for the update. And glad to hear some positive news! We're all thinking of Anni and pulling for her.

peripateticpolarbear

Thank God. I am so happy to hear from you. It sounds like a really rough week. I hope it only gets better.

Anonymous

So glad for the update!!! Poor little Anni - I hate to hear of the drug withdrawal although I'm thankful it isn't something worse. I pray that she is over the withdrawal soon.Thinking of you all (and praying!)constantly ~tina

Jane Dark

Thank you so much for the update! I will keep praying, but am so glad to hear that Annika is hanging on.

Shelli

I will continue with the good wishes for you all.

Running2Ks

Way to go, Annika, those steps are awesome! I hope Matthew can join in her success too.May your little Houdini keep on doing better and better, bug and germ free, and recover fully!My thoughts and prayers are with you :)

Shannon, Little Marisa' s Mommy

So glad to see the update. Marisa's first sign was "more" too! She still uses it from time to time. We'll be continuing to pray often. Lots of love to you all.

Bettie Bookish

Anni - Yay for you, getting off that nasty vent. I wrote you a longer letter, but put it on my own blog, so as not to take up too much space here.The prayers keep coming. ~Elizabeth

Anonymous

Way to go Annika, I am so happy for you and your family. That is a wonderful step towards home! I hope and pray that everything goes good from this point on! Many prayers and hugs!Crystal, Trenton's momwww.caringbridge.org/visit/trentonlamadline

Phantom Scribbler

I'm so glad to hear that she's off the ventilator. Thank you so much for taking the time to update us, Moreena. I hope we're not adding to your responsibilities.All of our hopes and prayers are with you.

Yankee T

What Phantom said. Glad to hear from you, but hoping we're not a drag on your energy. Love to all.

jo(e)

Hurray for the good news! And we'll keep praying about the rest ....

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Falling Down, November 2004

  • Balloon in hand, my 4-year-old
    twirled across the kitchen floor,
    singing nonsense words
    in her own key.
    "It's my gift!" she declared
    to the world at large, which
    was really only me,
    sitting at the table. Enough
    twirling, and she lost
    her balance, tumbling
    to the floor in a theatrical
    slapstick of elbows and knees.

    She lay on her back
    for a few seconds,
    staring
    at the textured ceiling
    with the mysterious
    spaghetti sauce stain.
    Suddenly she
    began
    flapping her arms and legs
    there on the floor, as if to swish
    the imaginary snow
    into a snow angel.

    "Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

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