14 May 2006

Not a good mother's day

Update: Thank you so much to everyone for their response and prayers and thoughts.

ShelbyAnne is out of the ICU and her fever has broken. Yay. No word yet on when she is coming home.

A side note: she had a kidney infection, not a brain virus. She did not need an operation.

The first report was from my mom, who is a notoriously faulty source, especially concerning medical information (ask my sister.) I should have known not to believe her. It is just another in a long string of mom misunderstandings.

In any case, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.


My nephew and his wife are in their early 20's and had a very premature baby last year.

The little girl has cerebral palsy and has always been very weak and small. Now she is 15 months old and about the size of a 6 month old. I don't think she will ever walk, can't move her left side, can't hold her head up.

Now she has a virus in her brain. It is serious and she is in intensive care in a children's hospital while they decide what to do. An operation is dangerous. Not operating may not be an option.

It's a bad situation, and no matter what happens it is still going to be bad.

So if you can send a prayer or a good vibe or light a candle for baby ShelbyAnne, I would appreciate it. Thank you, internet friends.

13 comments:

michele said...

Just to let you know I prayed for her.

Kentucky Girl said...

Awww...I wish there was a magic wand to fix all the sick kids in the world. Best wishes and best thoughts for the babe and family.

giddybug said...

I will light a candle for her tonight.

motherhooduncensored said...

As many thoughts as I can make today will go her way.

madness rivera said...

Y'know this really didn't punch me in the gut until you wrote her name. ShelbyAnne, a real little baby that has no right to suffer. ShelbyAnne, I am praying for much healing and goodness for you and your family.

Mrs. Chicky said...

I'm not usually the praying type, but I'll gladly make an exception in this case. All my thoughts and prayers to that little baby.

bunmaster said...

Poor wee thing. Two sets of friends of ours have been going through similar situations (extreme prematurity & C.P.) but nothing quite so drastic. I hope ShelbyAnne makes it through. My thoughts are with you.

cameo said...

love her way.

Annie said...

Red, this must be the reason I checked on your blog tonight. I will be praying for ShelbyAnne and for your family. Blessings to you.

Kentucky Girl said...

Good to hear that it may not be as serious as first thought. Hope the babe is better soon.

gandhi rules said...

Sue, I'm so sorry for this lousy situation ShelbyAnn is in. I've said a prayer for her.

Christina said...

Poor thing. I will keep her in my thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery.

Lisa said...

t poor sweet little girl. My thoughts/prayers are with you, her and her parents tonight.

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