Tuesday, November 9, 2010

adelaide


we have had a fairly terrifying and unexpected experience here this past weekend and i just wanted to share a small bit in case i am absent from this space for a short time or you are waiting for an email back from me.

on saturday morning my little peanut of a niece, adelaide, could not be woken up and was rushed to the local  hospital.  from there she was airlifted to boston in critical condition.  our family has spent the last few days in the hospital waiting and praying for her to get better.  luckily, last night things really started to look up and she is now breathing on her own and maintaining a healthy blood pressure without medication.

the doctors are saying she has encephalitis and the cause of the infection has not been found.  apparently sometimes the cause remains a mystery.  but the important thing is that she does not appear to have any lasting damage and i think she just needs time to heal.

before she was put on the helicopter to boston we were told to prepare for any outcome.  the feeling i had at that moment i do not wish on anyone.  but my sister and adelaide's father have been absolutely amazing through this crisis.  and i am in awe of and so incredibly thankful for modern medicine right now.

so i will be travelling back to boston and not here or in my shop for the rest of this week, i imagine.

please send your positive energy and love to ad.  she is the most genius and funny little person.  i love her so much.

liane

27 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

I can't imagine what you've gone through. I'll be thinking of you and little Adelaide and wishing all is well again soon.

theblogbloglog said...

Positive thoughts and hugs to you and your family.

creativesqueblog said...

So sorry you're going through this and I'm sending up prayers for little Adelaide.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh I'm so sorry Liane. Thinking of all of you.

WSAKE said...

wishing you and your lovely niece all the best in the world!

BrittanButterfly said...

oh my goodness! I am so glad to hear that she is doing better and that she doesn't have any lasting damage. How scary! I am sending positive thoughts, prayers and healing!!!

OhMyAmpersand said...

Liane, I wish Adelaide, you and your family much strength and positive thoughts, and for it to end in a full recovery. x

BananaSaurusRex said...

Thinking of you and your family - and sending a heart-full of love to miss adelaide.

Mandy Behrens said...

Sweet liane, we are thinking very positive thoughts for Adelaide, her family and yours. Always in my thoughts, Mandy

Angela (Posy Moe) said...

I am praying for Adelaide,and you and your family dear.

Old Tobacco said...

She's positively lovely. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. What a sweet aunt you are to take time out and spend it where it counts.

Good vibes Addie's way.
JH

Debra said...

So sorry to hear this...keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Twist said...

Oh wow. Prayers, indeed. What a scary, horrifying experience. Keep us posted, please?

nicole said...

How terrible. I will definitely send peace and healing your family's way. Get better quick, sweet Adelaide!

Jaxx said...

Blessings and prayers to you, Adelaide, and your loving family...

TONE LILENG said...

What a sweetheart. I'm so glad that she is doing better and are sending positive thoughts. Good healing little one :)

Susan said...

So terrifying, I can't imagine - how wonderful to hear that she's responding and WILL thrive. Sending therapeutic hugs and best healing thoughts.

Little Tesoro said...

So sorry to hear about your frightening experience. Hugs to you and your family.

Best,
Lisa

abby said...

oh my gosh Liane, sending the strongest, most positive and powerful healing energy that I can muster.

simple things said...

I'm so sorry Liane. I'm sending lots of love and light to Adelaide, you and your family.

melania said...

What a beautiful little girl, I am so glad to hear things are looking up.

onesilentwinter said...

absolutely thinking postive thoughts for adelaide!

Holly C. said...

Oh, the poor dear! I'm so glad she is improving.

My thoughts are with your niece, you, and your family. :)

Anne said...

Sending you and your family love and light!

Steph said...

my thoughts are with you and yours

Marcy {pine creek cottage} said...

I am so sorry for the worry and trauma with Adelaide. What a sweetie she is! Sending good wishes.

evencleveland said...

How completely terrifying. I hope she is on the mend. You and your family will be in my thoughts.