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.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tough Girl

Unfortunately, Abby felt some side effects from the chemo and radiation today. Luckily, they weren't too bad, but I hate to see her feel badly. She woke up and said that her stomach was bothering her and had some diarrhea and nausea. They had given us some medicine to cover both so we were able to get those to her pretty early and minimize the effects. I just hate seeing her not feeling well especially on such a beautiful day.

We are happy that her doctors are starting to ween her off of the steroids. She still hates them, even though one of the nurses told us that if we mix it with some boysenberry syrup, it will neutralize some of the bitterness. It works! She was still hesitant about taking it at first, but once she tasted it, it was much better and she had no problem taking it. Hopefully that stays that way.

Abby continues to impress me with her strength and patience. They gave Maegan her blood counts on Friday, and all of her numbers have gone down, but not to any dangerous or concerning levels. But it just lets you know that she is not feeling well. But, even knowing that she doesn't feel good, she does not express it or complain. Mary-Beth wanted to decorate a crown with Abby today, and she told her that she didn't want to because she didn't feel well. When Mary-Beth continued to ask her, Abby looked at her and said "I told you we will do those when I feel better, now leave me alone!" I was trying not to laugh, but couldn't help but feeling bad because she felt badly.

Abby is looking forward to going to church tomorrow and practicing her part for the Primary program next Sunday. She loves being able to see her friends there and all of the people who are pulling for her.

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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.