Abby's Journey

We'd like to invite you to read Abby's Journey from the beginning. We hope that her story may help a family who is facing the same battle with DIPG. We are praying for a cure and are praying for every child who is diagnosed with cancer.

This is Abby's story.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Treatments

Abby was a little bear once again this morning. She hates having to wake up that early to go to the doctors, and who can blame her? Once we get to the doctors and start going through the I Spy Christmas book, she is in a good mood. Then, they take her to the back for her "nasty milk" (anesthesia) through her broviak. She knocks out really well, but then she wakes up in a mood again. For today's treatment, we got thrown a little curve ball. We are usually in the treatment room on the left, but they had someone in there that took longer than expected, so we got put in the right treatment room. Nothing major, but it was weird going into the room and the whole thing being the opposite of what we had been used to.

When she woke up, we met with Dr. Mensure (sp), our radiologist, who told us that everything is looking good so far, and that IF there are going to be any side effects, they may start manifesting themselves within the next week or so, usually around week 3 of treatment, so fingers still crossed.

Abby then insisted that we eat breakfast in the hospital cafeteria, and since we were all starving, we thought that was a good idea too and went and had breakfast. When we got home to Grandma and Grandpa's house, Maegan had a good nap and then Abby and Emily took a nap together. They were so cute together. When I closed the door, they were hugging each other, nose to nose. Maegan checked on them a little later, and Emily was under the covers, asleep on Abby's stomach and Abby was out cold on her back. So cute! I wish I could have gotten a picture of that.

Mae then went out to do some running around in the peace and quite by herself, and Grandpa and I took the girls to Best Buy to return the web-cam that we had for one day that wouldn't work. The girls wanted to get Flushed and Madagascar 2, so being the softy that I am, I caved in and got them. What can I say, I'm a softy!

We got home and Maegan got the web-cam set up and we got to talk and see Mary-Beth on Skype. It was very nice to see her. So if anyone has Skype, let us know and we can get on there and see you.

Tomorrow, after treatment, we are going to go out and get Maegan some new maternity clothes at the mall and maybe find me some shorts that fit me and don't fall off if I don't wear a belt. Good night everyone!

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