Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My sister-in-law Candii is one of the sweetest people I've ever met. There is something about her that makes you smile whenever she's around. Though she has cerebral palsy she is able to joke, laugh, answer questions and boss you around. I love her so much!! She has changed my life in immeasurable ways. Two weeks ago she came down ill and right now is in intensive care at the hospital in IA. Though a gamut of extensive and sometimes painful tests have been done the doctors have found nothing to explain the cause of her agitation and high fever. She is heavily sedated to control pain and she is receiving prophylactic antibiotics and antivirals. We are praying that she comes through all of this. This afternoon she appeared to be improving somewhat however she still requires morphine to help with pain that is causing her lots of agitation. Please keep her and our family in your prayers.

This picture of Evie and her Auntie Candii was taken in late June. Evie's grown up so much since then but their mutual adoration and love for each other is as apperant now as it was then. Candii loves babies. She gets very excited whenever Evie is around. During the pregnancy I asked Candii if she wanted a niece or nephew. She said niece. I then asked if she would love the baby if it was a boy and she said no! Luckily, she got her wish...but I think she would have loved the baby no matter what. Evie loves to play with Candii. On this day a VERY patient Auntie Candii was letting Evie explore her mouth. Shawn did the same when he was Evelyn's age.

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