A year ago, when I wrote the word rejection, I would have immediately thought about writing stuff. (rejection is the evil word that we use when an editor/agent says, “I’ll pass” when we try to present our work to them… writer’s lament about this word ALL the time.)

That kind of rejection is pretty meaningless to me now.

So, we took Annabelle back to the hospital last night. This morning, they decided that there is a chance that her body is starting to reject her heart. They can’t tell for sure, but are going to start her on a 3 day course of strong IV steroids to combat it just in case. They will do an echo when the steroids are done, and if the echo is “better” than it was rejection.

We are also scheduled for a heart cath to balloon her Left Pulmonary Artery that is too narrow, and may be part of her breathing issues. WE are scheduled for 7/7, but they are going to try and move it up to sooner, no firm date yet though.

I’m at home for a little bit, gathering stuff we need for at least 3 days in the hospital. It was OH so depressing to come back home and see all her stuff, all the stuff she has now USED here, and not have her in my arms too. *sigh*

I’m attempting to be optimistic too though. I’m believing this will help her so she can be BETTER at home. And while I thought sleeping at the hospital was bad, I slept better last night than I have in a week, knowing there was a nurse there to take care of my baby.

Please pray that the steroids WORK, that her body does NOT reject and hurt her new heart, and that we are all able to rest a little, Annabelle including! She is just tired and worn out at the moment.

*bright side* If it IS rejection… we caught it very early, which is a VERY good thing. Catching it too late causes damage to her heart, and we need her heart to be in the BEST shape possible!



  1. Lifting you guys up in prayer!

  2. you poor things…it has just been one thing after another after another for you.

    I will be praying for you as you get answers.

  3. Oh Krista! Will be praying!!

  4. Oh no, I can't imagine your disappointment. Glad you went on Mommy instinct and took her own in and that you got some sleep. Praying!

  5. Praying for you. **Hugs**

  6. Oh no! Will DEFINATELY be praying!

  7. Sorry, I was totally off in the teething comment.

    But with you on the optimistic approach. God is with you!

    Praying for you all.


  8. Keeping you in my thoughts, hoping for no (more?) rejection.

  9. Praying for you, Krista! My sister had moderate rejection a few weeks ago and had extra steroid treatments, too. They left her feeling pretty yucky, so I'll pray that God gives you all strength to make it through!

  10. I really hope things level out and she isn't rejecting her heart. Praying extra for you guys today.

  11. Lifting you all up in prayer. My dad had a few epsiodes of rejection over the years. The extra dose of steriods always took care of it for him. Praying the steroids work for Annabelle if it is early rejection.

  12. You are definitely in my prayers, Krista. God bless you all!

  13. Oh, I'm so sorry, Krista! Will keep lifting you up in our prayers.

  14. Praying without ceasing.
    I check on you every single day, and I am praying for rest for ALL of you.

    That little fighter of yours definitely deserves a break.

    God has a plan for her life and yours. Thank God for those nurses and doctors who know her and know how to give her the best care, while mommy and daddy rest.

    Peaceful thoughts and deep sleep for all of you…

    The greatest healer of them all has her in his hands.

    I hope you take comfort in that.

    Headache..go away!!

    Praying without ceasing!!

    With love and prayers,

  15. He always knows what we need…he waits for us to turn and than him.
    I thank my God always on your behalf…
    1 Corinthians 1:4
    Bless you all.

  16. Oh no! I'm praying. I'm glad you caught it early, if it's rejection.

  17. Praying for better than the best possible outcome!!

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