October 4, 2018

The following text has been copied from a Facebook post on my personal profile that has now been set to private. It is part of a series of posts providing details about the first part of my daughter’s fight with Transverse Myelitis. 

My baby girl was so excited when her brother Hayden Faulkner surprised her. The respiratory therapist also brought her some bubbles that she loved. 

I have been super busy at the hospital all day and am just now getting around to responding to all of my messages. We have had a busy but good day today. My punkin’ is so worn out after all the excitement of PT.

We had to get her up out of the bed again after PT came in order to try to get her to poop! Nurse Kelsey told us either she pooped or got an enema. After explaining what an enema was to Annadelle, she gladly got up to use the bedside toilet. Bless her heart, she’s such a fighter but she definitely got some relief.

Speaking of being a fighter, one of the hospital teachers came to visit today and brought her a “Champion Chain”. It is given to the kids who spend a good amount of time here. They get a chain each time they do something brave, like have surgery or procedure, get stuck with a needle, or anything else that would require you to put your big girl panties on and get through it. She was able to get 25 chains for her stay and got a prize (a Barbie doll). For every 25 chains, they get a gift from the hospital. The record here is 281 chains, and I’m obviously not wanting my baby girl to break that one!

The teacher also offered to “enroll” her in the hospital school. Basically, they can come to her bedside and continue her learning so she doesn’t fall behind at her own school. They said they will contact OBES and talk to them about her coursework.

Annadelle’s principal also called and checked on us and let us know he and the staff were praying for us. Her class also sent a goody bag with handmade cards from each of her friends. We read them all to her and hung them up in her room for her to see.

Thank you all for the support, and of course I ask that you continue to pray for my sweet baby. I am praying for complete healing and no complications.

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