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Please hope for Annika

My small friend Annika is in the PICU in Chicago, on a ventilator and delirious. Anni is 7, and has already had two liver transplants. The current visit is particularly scary ’cause they can’t work out what is wrong with her. More info from her mom’s blog is here. If you are the praying sort, please pray. If you are the non-praying sort, please hope. If you are the giving sort, consider donating some money to help cover her medical costs here. And sign up to be an organ donor, too.

Comments

  1. #1 Allison
    September 6, 2008

    Also, if you’re eligible, give blood!

  2. #2 moreena
    September 6, 2008

    Thank you, Alice. We’re flummoxed, and so are the docs.

    Allison–yes, Anni has been very dependent on blood products throughout this whole thing.

    By the way, the donation site was set up during a time when we lost our insurance, and we are back among the insured now (which is not to say that there aren’t significant costs involved–but they are certainly manageable costs). So those interested in helping might visit organizations advocating for universal healthcare, like Universal Healthcare Action Network http://www.uhcan.org/

  3. #3 mhairi
    September 7, 2008

    wishing annika a v swift recovery

  4. #4 Luna_the_cat
    September 7, 2008

    I’m hoping. For everyone involved.

  5. #5 Alice
    September 7, 2008

    Thanks for the new info, Moreena, and for those good wishes on behalf of Anni from others. Moreena has just posted a “thumbs up” update here:
    http://moreena.typepad.com/falling_down_is_also_a_gi/2008/09/thumbs-up.html

    We’ll keep hoping for continued good news…

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