from the bottom of my heart...



I feel like it's been an eternity since I last blogged. After spending two weeks in the ICU in my parents hometown hospital, my mom was transferred to UAB in Birmingham, four hours north. Over the last three weeks, Justin and I have basically been living in the ICU, watching as my mom made tiny improvements each day. Nine days ago, we got the fantastic news that they would be transferring my mom out of the ICU and into a regular room. This was such a blessing and a great confidence booster for my mom that everything was going to be okay and that her health was on the up and up. While my mom was on the floor I was able  to stay with her 24/7 and sleep on the recliner next to her bed to help take care of her throughout the night. As last week came to an end the good news continued to come in. My moms kidneys began to work on their own and she was becoming less and less dependent on her food tube. On Friday, after what seemed like one big nightmare, we received the best news of all... She was free to go home!! Because she still can't really walk and can barely eat, Justin and I are going to be staying at my parents house this week to help her through this transition, before returning back home. I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers over the last five weeks. Your positive thoughts and messages have been such a blessing and I will forever be grateful.

I also want to send a huge thank you to every single person that works in the medical field. You are each a Godsend and your work truly matters.

And to the amazingly talented guys and girls that provide musical therapy to patients around the world. You are all proof that angels walk among us. Thank you for helping us keep the faith throughout this journey. Thank you to my fabulous Fash team for running the business and everything behind the scenes during this time. From New York to L.A., I can't thank you guys enough. 

I want to thank my amazing husband for standing by my side every single day and every hour that my mom was in the hospital. Thank you for being my rock and for the constant reminders to eat, sleep, and to keep believing. I love you more than life.

And most importantly, I want to thank my mom for proving that there is no obstacle too big for faith to conquer. You are the strongest person I know and I'm so glad to call you my hero.

Fash Boulevard will return Monday the 10th. xo

Update: Wednesday morning my mom took a turn for the worse and was admitted back into the hospital. Please keep her in your prayers. 

41 comments:

  1. anna, i am so, so happy to hear your mom is doing so amazingly well. reading your post brought me to tears as i went through a very similar experience last year. my mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in march of 2013 and after her second round of chemo had a horrible reaction {essentially the chemo broke up her tumor so quickly that her body couldn't physically process it} that led to her body nearly shutting down. she was in the ICU for a week and there was about a 36 hour time span where the doctors didn't think she was going to make it...definitely the most terrible experience i have ever gone through. praying that your mom makes a full and speedy recovery, she is so very lucky to have you in her life!

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  2. so glad to hear your mom is doing better!

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  3. Really glad to read that your mom is doing better!!

    Xo Ash
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  4. glad to hear everything is better! keep strong! best xx

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  5. Happy your mom is on the road to recovery... you are all in my prayers.x

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  6. Great to hear that your mom is finally doing so much better and that she's been progressing and is at home care now! You are all heroes and such a beautiful proof that when families stick together, anything is possible to overcome with your common love for each other and having faith in better tomorrow! Take care Anna and we're all looking forward for a new dose of your glamour :)

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  7. I am so glad your mom is feeling better

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  8. So so happy to hear that your mother is pushing forward on the road to recovery! Can't wait for your return and still sending well wishes, happy thoughts, and prayers your way!

    Chelsea
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  9. So happy to hear this news lady!! Glad she is feeling better.

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  10. Anna I am so happy to hear that your mom is getting better and going home! :)

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  11. Amazing news! Thank you so much for the update, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers ;-)

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  12. So happy that your mom is finally getting better!! There's nothing worse than a loved one being sick!

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  13. Beautifully said, Anna. I have truly missed you and your posts, but you were being a wonderful daughter. I am so glad to hear the great news about your mom.

    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Love,
    Sofia

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  14. I am so glad to hear that your mom is doing better! Having her home must be the best feeling ever!! Sending love & prayers your way!

    Kristin
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  15. I'm so happy to hear she is doing well! You are such a strong person to be able to stand by her and help her through all of this. Still praying for your mom and hope that the transition is easy for her and her health keep climbing.. Xo

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  16. Soo happy to hear this! Been thinking about you guys and sending lots of good vibes across the ocean:) lots of love x

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  17. Amen! SO glad she's okay! You take all the time you need. Your readers will always be here for you, love! XO

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  18. Have been thinking about you all during this difficult time, super glad to hear the good news :) Take care.

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  19. This is such good news, I will continue to send good vibes and prayers to your family!
    -Alex
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  20. So glad to had this! Welcome back and al the best to you and your family!

    xx Eva
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  21. Glad to hear that your mom is better!

    Alice
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  22. So glad your mom is gettinh better!! :D

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  23. OMG girl, I'm so happy for all of you.Your last few posts made my to cry even this one :-)
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  24. I am so glad your mom is feeling better Anna! I'm sure knowing you and your husband were right next to her the whole time helped her to recover.
    Still praying for you :)

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  25. Thanks for the update - wonderful news! Can't imagine how happy and relieved you all must be feeling. Yay :)

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  26. That's wonderful news! You truly are a selfless and giving person to give up everything to be by your mom's side. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Keep smiling :)

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  27. Good News!!!!
    I'm glad your mom is getting better*
    Kiss

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  28. Big sigh of relief!!! Amazing new lovey!
    I'm so glad to hear things are turning around!
    You are in my thoughts! So much love your way!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  29. hope she gets better and better every day! your a great daughter for being there for her through it all so nice!! looking forward to your posts when you get back! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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  30. so happy for you that everything is better! all the best <3

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  31. Positive news all around! So glad things are looking up.

    xoxo
    Kelby
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  32. That is such wonderful news! I'm so glad that things are looking up for your mom and you are an angel for caring for her!

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  33. I'm so glad to hear your mom got better but I was saddened to hear she was back in the hospital. She had the strength to get better and she will do it again. you and your family are in my thoughts! stay strong.
    xx
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  34. Anna... your mom is in my prayers and I only hope for the best for you and your family. Lots of love being sent your way!

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  35. That is such wonderful news, I am so happy for you Anna and I have been keeping you and your mom in my prayers!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  36. I'm glad that things are much better with your mom now. She's definitely a strong lady and miracles happen for all of us to believe and have faith in God. Keep praying for her and do take care of your health too.

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  37. Your mother and family have definitely been in my prayers! My class has also been praying for her health. My father had multiple myeloma blood cancer and we spend the entire year lastyear living in Seattle and traveling from home and there. I've been there in the hospital room for hours, in the waiting rooms, it's very hard to watch. But things do get better! Celebrate the little things! Keep on being an amazing daughter not to mention an awesome blogger! I've been following your blog for over a year now I think and I always love your posts :) sending good vibes your way!

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  38. Anna, I am so glad the health condition of your mom improved. Nothing is more worst than knowing our moms are not feeling well. She can be so lucky to have such a supportive and caring daughter :-)

    ani
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  39. Great creation you have made . Well-done for it .

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