Anne Heine

First post: Jun 28, 2020 Latest post: Jul 24, 2020
Welcome to  Anne's CaringBridge website, to follow updates on our Mom's battle with COVID-19. 

If you know our Mom, you know she doesn't like attention and will not be happy with us when she finds out we set this up, but we also know she is fortunate to have so many friends who love and care about her and are deeply concerned about her fight against this horrible virus. And we are fine with her being mad at us. :)  Setting up this site allows the three of us kids (Meg, Tim and Kate) to keep you all updated on her status and also provides a portal for you to share your words of hope and encouragement. These encouraging words and prayers are what is keeping us all going, and most importantly, keeping our Mom strong and supported. 

For a little background on how this all started, and how quickly it has transpired... our Mom tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 23 after several days of not feeling well (high fever, aches, and extreme exhaustion). We purchased an Oximeter to allow her to monitor her oxygen levels at home. On the morning of Wednesday, June 24, Mom saw a slight decrease in her oxygen level that showed concern and got her a little scared. We immediately got her to the ER to be checked on. At first we thought this was just for precaution and were seeing her case as not being severe, however things quickly escalated and her oxygen levels continued to drop. On the evening of Thursday, June 24, Mom was sedated, intubated and put on a ventilator. Each day provides a great deal of stress on each one of us as we anxiously await any updates we can get from the amazing medical team who is caring for our Mom at the UW Hospital. The most difficult part is not being able to be there alongside our Mom, holding her hand and telling her everything will be okay and how much we love her. We have been prepared for a long road ahead to get her to recovery, but a road we would all be so fortunate to be on to just keep her here with us. 

We will do our best to keep all as updated as we can throughout, but know some days we may not have much information. That isn't necessarily a bad thing as no news can sometimes be good news as she continues to battle this awful virus. Thank you all again for visiting and keeping our Mom and our family in your thoughts and prayers. She's one amazing woman that we all are so fortunate to have in our lives. 

You got this, Mom. We love you so much! 

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