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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Speech Therapy

Thank goodness for good days!! We are so blessed that Abby is doing as well as she is doing. We can only pray that she continues!
The past few days have both been very good. Abby has been acting and feeling good and hopefully the stomach problems are behind us. She cracked me up on Monday when her stomach was hurting. She was sitting on the couch crying telling us that her stomach was hurting, and then a few minutes later she walks into the kitchen where I am, releases a huge burp, and then starts laughing and says “That feels much better!”. I imagine that if I had a big gas bubble like that stuck in me it would hurt too, but when she started laughing after belching, it just raised our spirits!
Today, Abby met with her speech therapist for the first time and had a very good evaluation. She told us that she tested Abby up to a six year old, and she only missed three questions! Such a bright little girl! She does have problems enunciating the “-th” sound. So, weekly meetings and the therapist says that she should be able to fix the speech problems, but said that her speech and memory are very good.
Tomorrow morning, we meet with Dr. Dodson to have Abby’s blood drawn and her weekly evaluation done. Next week, on the 28th, we go back up to Children’s Hospital for Abby’s next MRI scan and then a meeting with all of her doctors on the 29th. We are looking forward to seeing how the doctors react to how well Abby is doing and seeing how the tumor is shrinking away!

1 comment:

Shutter Down said...

Thank you all for keeping us posted on Abby's progress. It is sad to read posts like the ones from October 10th, but very encouraging just a few days later! Praise the Lord! We are praying for Abby, as well as for you guys. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through.

~ A Friend Praying...

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.