Monday, June 16, 2008

Day 35 - Marika is in ICU

Today the news is bad. Marika has pneumonia in both lungs. She is in ICU at Strong Memorial , sedated and intubated again. She is fighting for her life.

Marika needs us all to send her our faith, our love and our hope. If you have the slightest sense inside that Marika is going to survive this, please do what it takes to make that sense grow strong and certain. ~Janet

16 comments:

Hahna said...

Hey Marika. I know this is bad news, but you are an amazing person! You have already fought so much - keep going. You will get through this and are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Don't give up! We are all thinking of you and are hoping for the best. I love you so much, please keep fighting!

Love, Hahna

Colette said...

Its so strange to think that i saw you only 2 days ago smiling and laughing with everyone. C'mon baby. Get better so i can see that beautiful smile again.

Marjorie Hoffman said...

Dear Marika,
I know that you will beat this. It's a tremendous hurdle, but you are a powerful woman. It came up out of nowhere and has set itself up across your path. Take to the air and jump, Marika. Rise up over it with all your might.
Love,
Marjorie

kcheetos12 said...

Mreiks,
Keep strong girl. WAZA misses you, but we think and talk about you all the time! We are all behind you 100% and we know that you will take the fire and aggression you show on the field into the ICU with you and tell that cancer where it can go. We love youuu!!!

Kelly (and the rest of the WAZA girls + Lamarr)

Your Wifey said...

Boo! This is just a setback! You are sooo strong and I know you can make it through this!! You are a fighter...its tough but we can do this! I love you sooooo much and I'm so glad I got to see you before you went back to Strong! Keep fighting and keep that gorgeous chin up! I love you wifey!!
<3 Rachel

Shoshana said...

I'm praying for you! Be strong! I love you very, very much.

Sho

Dalya said...

Dear Marika
WE love you very much and can see all your beauty and strength

Love Ian and dalya Sho's parents

Maria said...

Marika, you can do this. You are such a strong, amazing, beautiful girl, inside and out. Keep fighting. I love you and miss you and think about you all the time- we all do. I have met people who barely know you who are praying for you and raising awareness. Stay strong for them. Stay strong for yourself. Never give up.
Much love,
Maria

Shoshana said...

Hey guys, just an update. According to her dad, Marika is in stable condition (although this pnemonia stuff is very, very serious). She is not breathing on her own yet. Keep the positive thoughts coming!

andrea said...

Okay darlin...
so maybe that was a bit too much for your sensitive being at this moment in time!!!!!
I know you are working from deep within to heal your self right now.
Know that all of us who love you are shining their love and light in your direction.
You do not face an easy opponent.
Know that there are so many of us, who are standing right there next to you.

veeeens said...

Marika,
This must be incredibly scary, but you're so brave to be going through all this, but you made it out of the woods and back home before, you can definately do it again! Just think of all the people who are rooting you on, waiting at home for you! Baby, you're strong, we all know it, so keep on fighting and you'll be home again soon!
- Everybody you know, and everyone who's life you have touched

terri said...

DEAR MARIKA,

WE ARE PRAYING AS HARD AS WE CAN FOR YOU, FOR YOUR MOM AND DAD AND GREGORY TOO, WE NEED YOU TO BE STRONG AND FIGHT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT.
DO NOT WAIT FOR THE STORM TO GO AWAY, LEARN HOW TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY IN THE RAIN.

WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
TERRI AND HENRY

malibu said...

marika, you are one of the strongest people i know and i know you can beat this. i love you and i miss you so much
~jennie

Grandma Gladys said...

Marika love, Don't be discouraged by this temporary setback. You have the strength of mind and courage to fight and regain the progress that enabled you to come home this past weekend. Everyone sends you positive vibes and faith and wishes for a speedy recovery. I love you and look forward to hearing better news about you. Hugs and kisses, Grandma

wendy botie said...

Marika

I know this is tough. You came so far already before. You can be even stronger then ever for this. We all love and think about you constantly. I talk to a friend in school that I am close to about you. I showed her your picture and she said that you are so beautiful and she is amazed on how bold and strong you are on this. We know that you will win this. Think positive and remember that we your whole family will fight this to the end. Don't give up Be the strongest you can be. BRAVERY!!!!

I love you always Wendy

Jan said...

Just another challenge in the fight. You are a strong and amazing girl and can beat this too. Know that the love of your friends and family are fighting along side you.

Love and Prayers

Jan