It has been 258 days since my sister Anastasia was abducted by Inova Fairfax hospital and their two designated guardians; 258 days since she has known the comfort and security of her family and her own bed.
Anastasia has lost still more weight. She did not have any extra weight to lose. She was rail thin before, now her hands and shoulders are skeletal. You can see and count the vertebra of her spine. The past couple of visits she has been panting as she breathes. Anastasia watches my every move as I sit next to her and hardly takes her eyes off me. It is as if she is trying to memorize my face. Today she would briefly close her eyes and then quickly open them again to make sure I was still sitting next to her. She was constantly looking me in the eye. If I lowered my head as I took notes she would moan softly. It breaks my heart. She wants to come home.
Anastasia was also burning up today. You could feel the heat coming off her from 6 inches away. She also appeared somewhat dehydrated again. I mentioned it to the nurse after they brought her out to the lobby for our one hour visit. The nurse took her back to her room for 15-20 minutes and when she brought her back said she did not have a fever that she was hot because it was warm in the building and outside. Based on Anastasia’s appearance and her demeanor I’d put money on it that she was in fact running a fever. How can I tell? This is one of those things that I am not at liberty to discuss, but suffice it to say it is almost a sure bet.
I miss my sister terribly and want her home where she will be safe and well cared for, where her life will be valued.
Prayers, prayers, and more prayers.
P.S. There will be two posts tonight as there are new trailers for Inova Gate.