Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Our Absence

Hello Everybodys,

Mom and me have not been around much over the past few weeks, things have been going on in our lives that need our attention but while mom has a few minutes to spare today her is letting you know what has and still is happening. I will let mom take over from here:

Hello my friends,

The past few weeks have been very difficult for me and my family. In addition to the bathroom/pantry remodeling project that is still ongoing at our house my immediate family has been dealing with a major medical crisis that involves an extended family member. Without going into too much detail I will try and explain what has been going on.  

Two months ago my niece's godmother Ann(a very dear friend) had double organ transplant surgery at a hospital in NYC. Within a week after her surgery, complications arose.  For these past few weeks I have been part of a support group for her and her husband.  We are making sure that someone is in NYC with Paul all the time to make sure he is taking care of himself and to give them both the support and love they deserve.

Despite the excellent care Ann has received, the emergency operations, complications and infections seem to be too much for her to overcome. She is still with us, fighting as hard as she can but her body cannot take another surgery so from now on she will only receive care to keep her comfortable and pain free. The news of this has been devastating to all of us but we are still praying for a miracle because that is what we need for her to pull through. 

Needless to say, blogging has not been a priority for me lately. I hope that all of you will keep Ann and Paul in your thoughts and prayers.

Janelle and Maggie Mae


  1. My paws have been crossed and we have been praying for Ann... hopes for a miracle!

  2. We understand....our thoughts and prayers are with them....take care, my friend....

  3. Praying for you and your family.

  4. Dear Maggie Mae and Janelle
    We are so very sorry to read about your friend Ann. You are all exactly where you need to be looking after them. We'll keep you all in our prayers,
    Madi and Mom

  5. I am so sorry to read this. Please take all the time you need. You are wonderful to be such a supportive friend.
    You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs to you all as well.

    Aliosn...Puddles mum

  6. Thinking of you and your family and friends.

    Mamma Heartbeat

  7. Apparently my mum don't knows how to spell her name.


  8. Paws and fingers khrossed and crossed here -

    We'll keep all in our thoughts -

    Khyra and Phyll

  9. We are very sorry to hear this. They are in are thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family.

    Levi and Mama

  10. Sending power of the paw to surround your family with wisdom, comfort, grace and love.

    Rottie Kisses

  11. Dear Furend... I will have you and your precious family in my thoughts and prayers. I will cross my paws fur a miracle.
    We will be here when you come back.

  12. Praying for your friend and family.

  13. Thank heavens for folks like you. Oh and Maggie Mae you are looking adorable.

  14. I will be purraying for your Ann to get better real soon

  15. Sorry about the difficult times you're having right now. We'll be praying for you.

  16. awww we will pray!!

    El'bow & Hauwii

  17. Oh Janelle, we are so sorry to hear this news. Miracles do happen, we will cross our paws and Mom will say lots of prayers for Ann to pull through. Hugs to you and your family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara and Mom

  18. Sending up lots of prayers. Don't worry about us, we'll be here when things settle down for you. Keep us posted when you can!

    Paws crossed for your family,
    Zona and Jill (Zona's mom)

  19. Many prayers to you all!
    Tiffany, Dexter, Nora, and Chloe

  20. What sad news. We're sending our strongest prayers and wishes.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  21. So, so sorry to read such a sad post. My family's thoughts are with you and Ann and all your extended family.

  22. Paws Prayers for Ann and your entire family. Our thoughts are with you.

  23. Keeping all of you in my thoughts, and hoping for improvement soon. Hang in there! xoxo

  24. Our prayers and good wishes are with you and your family right now. And remember....miracles do really happen!

  25. My paws are crossed for Ann and Paul and your entire family. We are praying for a miracle, too.

    Take care,

    Kristin & Pip

  26. I am sending prayers for you and your family.
    Please wrap your loving arms around Ann and give her your strength and comfort during this difficult. Also, watch over Paul, let him feel your love and guidance while he is at Ann's side. I ask you to remember Janelle, her family and Maggie Mae, during this time of uncertainty. Give them peace of heart, that can only come from your love.
    Please give the Doctor's the wisdom, and expertise, to care for Ann, and her nurses the knowledge, compassion and gentle touch that the family needs during this difficult time.
    In Your Glorious Name we pray,

  27. Our thoughts and prayers to out to Ann and Paul. We believe in miracles!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  28. We're so sorry about your friend. We'll keep our paws crossed for her and for all of you.

    Jed & Abby

  29. We will keep you all in our prayers.


  30. That is unimaginably bad news for you. I will keep your friend in my thoughts that she will be comfortable and stay with you or pass on, whichever is her time. This must be all consuming for you. I applaud you sharing with us. Hopefully our collective good thoughts will help you through this difficult time.

    Mango Momma

  31. Oh, Janelle. Words can't express how very sorry I am to hear this. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. You have your priorities in the right order and you know we will all be here for you when you get back.

    Ann and Paul have my thoughts and prayers - as do you.

    Hugs, my friend.


  32. Oh my goodness, all our paws are crossed for you and your family
    Snuggles and snorts,
    Benny & Lily

  33. We are so sorry to hear about Ann. We will keep Anna and Paul in our prayers.

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  34. Janelle~

    I am sorry to hear about Ann- she will be in my thoughts and prayers as will her husband Paul and you and your family~


  35. The Roo Family is very sad to hear this news. You are in our hearts and thoughts.

    The Roo Family

  36. Sure do understand and hope that things calm down soon. Our paws are crossed for Ann that is so very sad and I am hoping for a miracle for her and hope she wins her fight.