We left to take Mary-Beth out for her birthday dinner as soon as the wheelchair guy finished. Abby got upset with me AGAIN because we didn't take her chair with us. The thing with this chair is that its about 50-65 pounds, the entire chair can recline back, and it has the extra wheels on the back so it can't flip backwards. So for now, getting that sucker in and out of the house is gonna be a bear, especially when you put a 58 pound little girl in it! She didn't realize that I left it at home until we got to Olive Garden and we handed her the walker. All I heard for the next 15 minutes was a pouty voice saying "I want my chair". Then the salad showed up and she got into a better mood!
Mary-Beth's birthday dinner was very nice. She got a nice new outfit as well as a digital camera from Grandma because she loves to take pictures, and she's pretty good at it too!
Tomorrow morning we are doing an interview with Holly Brantley of KFVS-12 at 9:30 am. After that, we are heading up to St. Louis to check in with and fill out some more papers for Abby's chemo. They are then going to take some blood from Abby from the broviak tube which means No Pokes! We are then going to my parent's house and will then take Mary-Beth out with my parents for her birthday dinner (part two!) and our presents for her. Then Friday morning at around 7:30 am we will take Abby in for her first treatment.
Some of my prayers were answered today by some of my friends here in Oak Ridge. I had been stressing about getting a wheelchair ramp in so that we can get Abby in and out of the house without having to dead lift her every time. Some of the dads from Mary-Beth and Abby's school said that they want to build her a wheelchair ramp this weekend for us. What a blessing friends are! I thank God everyday for our friends and family who continually find ways to surprise us with their generosity and love. It makes me speechless and amazed.