Abbi has wings now.

Monday, June 22, 2009

This is my cousin Kristi's daughter. Her name is Abbi Rose. My Mom did daycare for Abbi, up until she was about 11 months old. My Mom and Abbi's pediatrician noticed a slight droop to one of Abbi's eyelids and within in days there was a rapid progression.
Just 2 months later and without a diagnosis, Abbi turned one. Kristi was already pregnant with their 2nd child at this time.
By the time Sarah was born, Abbi was on a ventilator and being fed through a feeding tube.
She basically lost all control over her body. Her good days consisted of opening her eyes. Still after several medical conventions, stays at the best hospitals in the country, there was no diagnosis.
Abbi past away on Saturday. I don't even know how to fathom Rob and Kristi's heartache. I have no words of condolence. I just ask that you will lift up my cousin's family in prayer. Their pain has to be a constant struggle between relief that she is without pain and is able to be a two year old and incredible loss that they are without her. Additionally, pray that they have the comfort of a diagnosis through the autopsy, it's such a morbid thought, but truly, knowing what caused her debilitated condition will be reassuring.

If you have a word of comfort, please sign their guestbook: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/abbi

30 comments:

Meredith said...

How absolutely devestating. I will be praying for your family in the next few days.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh. I feel sick for them.

I will be praying.

abby said...

How tragic. They will definitely be in my prayers.

Lacey said...

How sad! I'm so sorry. You and your family will all be in our prayers. I hope they find answers and comfort. God bless you all!

All Things Today said...

Leah - praying for your family. What a tragic loss.

Little Miss Southern said...

Aww Leah! I am so sorry for your family's loss... What a sweet family. I will say a prayer!

Chelsie said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your family's loss. I will be saying a prayer for you guys.

Mrs. A said...

oh my gosh my eyes just started welling up with tears after the first paragraph. This is so sad Leah I will definitely keep your family in my prayers.

d.a.r. said...

Oh my goodness, how devastating. I can't imagine not knowing what is causing the sickness of my child! I am praying for them.

LeeAnn said...

That's so sad. My heart goes out to them.

*~Angie~* said...

Oh my gosh that is awful. I can't even imagine what they are going through and have been going through! They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jill said...

This makes my heart sick. I will keep your cousin and her family in my prayers.

hopeful #1 said...

My heart just breaks for them. I couldn't imagine the heart ache but I imagine that the answer will be somewhat calming...

Sarah said...

I can't even imagine what your family must be going through right now. This is such a devastating loss...they will be in my prayers.

Madeline said...

Heartbreaking...I hope in time all the family will find peace...

kari said...

My heart is breaking for them. I will be praying for them and hope they find some peace.

C said...

How completely tragic.. I just can't imagine being in their place. My prayers will definitely be with them.

Andrea said...

My heart goes out to your family. What a horrible thing to endure. My prayers are with you all.

Leslie G said...

I can even begin to fathom the heartbreak for your family. I pray that God provides Rob and Kristi the peace and comfort to get through trying times, and also for the doctors to be able to find answers for them. Abbi will have a beautiful life in heaven!

Dee said...

Oh my, what a heartbreaking story :( Prayers will be sent their way!

sierra said...

Oh my gosh! I am so sorry. This is absolutely heartbreaking. Your family is in my thoughts.

Julia said...

What an awful thing to endure, especially without a known diagnosis. I will pray for them. Thank you for posting this to help us all gain perspective on the real tragedies in the world.

Wanderluster said...

I am so sorry. Your cousin's family is in my thoughts and prayers.

S. said...

what a sad thing to happen. her family is in my thoughts and prayers. you are as well. hang in there.

Amy said...

This breaks my heart. I can't even imagine what this couple is going through. I pray that i will never have to knwo thier pain.

I work with kids with special needs and she reminds me of a kiddo i work with. He has something called ROHHAD, and it is very rare (35 children in the world have it)

I am sure that once they find something to explain it, they will have peace.

Krystie said...

how awful! And what a cute baby she was. I hope they can find peace and comfort knowing she has gone to a good place, but also hope they can find the cause of her medical condition so they can watch for it in there second child should there be something down the road.

Kait said...

How devastating. I am so sorry to hear of your families loss. I hope they find something to explain what happened. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Leah said...

Oh, I am so sorry. They are in my prayers.

Kaitlyn said...

Oh goodness... Words cannot express.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Prayers are with you

 

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