Sunday, September 12, 2010


We found out that Tess is doing a little backsliding. Because she hasn't eaten in over a week, acid is eating away at her stomach lining. My little girl needed her first blood transfusion today. That transfusion was four hour process, which meant that we couldn't hold her all day.

Of course, the new "stomach problem" means that we're even further from starting to feed her and then take her home.

I joked with Jon that next time I'll think twice about naming a daughter after a saint who PRAYED to have the grace of sickness and then was happily paralyzed for over three years.

St. Teresa of Avila, we pray for Baby Teresa's speedy healing. Please send her home in less than three weeks.


  1. I have to tell you after I read Tess has a stress ulcer, I thought of her Patron saying, "If this is how you treat your friends..."
    I emailed a whole list of friends this morning asking for prayers for her (& you!) & put it up on Twitter & asked my 3 family priests to pray too. I got several responses so we're pulling for you in the South!

  2. Oh my goodness, I am praying for all of you! May this soon be a distant memory.

  3. *HUGS* So very sorry to hear of this 'back step'.

    with love and prayers


  4. I am so sorry. Prayers for all of you.

  5. I'm sorry to hear this. Still in my prayers...