Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Nina is struggling deeply. It is now impossible for her to stand up or walk unassisted. If we let go of her when helping her walk, she falls over. She is constantly drooling and her nose has begun to bleed on occasion. Worst of all, she is having extreme difficulty speaking. Each time she tries to speak, half of what she is trying to say is inaudible. This causes her to panic and cry. She has spent the past 5 days sobbing off and on, asking when she is going to be done with putting the "pokey" (the needle for her port) in her booby and when she is going to be the "same" as she was.

Turmoil does not even begin to explain what we are experiencing. Her suffering is unbearable, yet we must bare it.  Her sadness is devastating, yet we must fight to create happiness for her! Please pray that our strength and hearts be fortified!!


  1. We pray constantly and daily for you, Nina, and your family. Please know that so many people are praying for you. My heart brakes for Nina and the suffering you are all enduring. May our Blessed Mother intercede for us to her Beloved Son that he may heal your precious little girl.

    With love ~ The Costa Family

  2. Rosy - sending extra, extra love and prayers to you.

  3. words can begin to describe how devastating this news is. I am beyond crushed to know how Nina is feeling physically and emotionally (tears flowing). I am so very, very sorry. I wish there was something I could do...anyone could do to take this pain away from all of you! ~Yet, all I can do is continue to pray...pray for anything and everything that can be good, better and a blessing to all of you and most of all for sweet Nina. No one should ever have to endure this...

    Love hugs and prayers always!

  4. Thinking of you all everyday--remember you are so loved and our prayers will not cease--if there is any comfort that can be taken from knowing we are storming heaven with our thoughts and prayers...take it...
    Sending you the Lord's strength and grace-

  5. I've been praying deeply for you and your family. May God grace you with his love, and provide you with His strength as you endure this hell. I know no words could possibly make the pain go away, but please know that you are being held up in prayer by everyone who loves you.
    We LOVE the Fredeen family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Sending prayers for you, Nina, and the whole family. In the midst of the deepest darkness, you are surrounded by love, prayers, and light.