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 2, 2010

When Abby Smiles Foundation

Sorry about the non-post last night. With a 5:00 am wake up call and getting the girls in bed around 9:00 pm, I didn't stay up too much past them. Yesterday was another good day. Abby woke up in a good mood again and was very pleasant all morning. I'm starting to think that there is something in the anesthesia that turns Abby mean to everyone but me. When they call us back to get Abby after her radiation as she is starting to wake up, she must leave the sweet little girl in dreamland, and a vicious bear takes her place! Usually, Maegan ends up taking the brunt of the abuse (she hates it but knows that it is the anesthesia and not Abby talking). When she woke up Wednesday morning, the nurses were in the abuse line of fire! They would try to check her pulse or listen to her lungs, and would get greeted with a "Don't look at me!" or a kick in their direction. The only one she wants is her daddy! She will eventually sit up and then lean into my chest and snuggle on me.

When she finally stopped the verbal abuse, we went to the cafeteria once again. We then told Abby that we couldn't keep going to the cafeteria every day because it was too expensive. Abby then started with the puppy dog whimper and pout lip, but we didn't cave in, so Abby started the bombardment of Mommy. After a few "Don't look at me's", Maegan had enough and told me that she would meet us in the lobby when she was in a better mood. I can't say I blame her. After a few minutes, Abby calmed down and finished her breakfast, and then said she wanted to apologize to Maegan. So I took Abby up to Maegan, and she apologized and was in a good mood for most of the rest of the day.

On the way home, we spoke with Aecy Walker from the Police Department who said that they are almost finished setting up the "When Abby Smiles Foundation", which will be a not for profit foundation. We picked out three board members and will get their information to the attorney so the foundation can get established. We are excited to have that set up and running!

We then got home and spent the day hanging out with Daddy while Grandpa went to a Retired Military Officer meeting, and Mommy went to the skeleton of a mall, the Jamestown Mall, to find some maternity clothes. I got the girls to take a little nap and then we had spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. It was a good day and we had fun!

I'll post today's adventure tonight.

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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.