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.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

There Have Been Dinosaur Sightings!

We had a little visit from our bear today, but besides that, she has been an angel. We went to our treatment and then came back to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a quick breakfast and to pick up Grandpa and Emily. We then all started off to the Botanical Gardens. The girls were very excited to see the dinosaurs.

I have to say that the Botanical Gardens are beautiful. The  DinoQuest display was amazing as well! We entered into the site which was in the rain forest area and nice and humid. The plants in there were beautiful and large. It was really neat the way that they put the dinosaurs into the trees and plants so that as you walked around the corner you came upon a T-Rex or another dinosaur. The girls had a blast and so did we! Maegan took some photos on the digital camera and we will get them uploaded tomorrow and put on here.

When we got home and gave the girls their baths. Maegan brushed Abby's hair before her bath, and got a lot of hair left over on the brush. I noticed a lot of hair coming out during the bath, and then Maegan pulled out a handful when she brushed her hair after her bath as well. we put a picture of it on Facebook and here as well. It seems that her hair loss is all on the back of her head, well under her hair so it shouldn't be noticeable, even if she continues to lose it. Hopefully she doesn't.

Tomorrow will be Abby's half-way point of her chemotherapy! Hopefully she continues doing well and not have too many side effects. Also, while we were at the hospital this morning, the nurses told us that one of Abby's doctors, Dr. Reuben, was having a ceremony for him and one of his fellow doctors where they were receiving a contribution from Hyundai for $100,000 for continuation of research into treatment of and prevention of pediatric brain tumors! We were excited to see him get the funding and hopes that his work with Abby will help so that no other kids or their parents have to hear the words "Your child has a brain tumor". We pray that he and other doctors like him can be lead to a cure for the tumors and cancers!

We are looking forward to heading home tomorrow and seeing Mary-Beth and spending some time with her! We have to catch up on a weeks worth of tickling and hugs!

1 comment:

When Abby smiles, the world is a brighter place. said...

Thank you, Hyundai for your generous contribution. Your donation will help so many children and they will never forget it.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.