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, March 19, 2011

Spring Fever

Sara is a welcomed addition in our household, and Abby and her sisters are such good big sisters! We just have to make sure that they all get equal time holding Sara, or else we hear about it!

Abby is continuing to do very well! She has started physical therapy in the pool, just her legs for now due to her broviak tube, and she loves it! The therapist did point out that Abby seems to be walking with her toes pointing in, and since she has mentioned that, we have noticed it too. She sent home some exercises for Abby to do to strengthen her leg muscles and hopefully that will help. It has not hindered Abby in the least bit, and she and her sisters are a joy to see playing outside, riding their bikes! I'll try to get some pictures of them playing outside, it is just too cute!

Abby had a haircut recently, and it looks amazing! Its now trimmed to her chin, and they cut off the long patch that was at the back of her head. It really looks good and Abby loves it! It makes her hair not look so thin. Abby's new hair is growing in very well! Nice and thick, and growing fast! She is still upset that it's not growing in pink, purple, and curly. I told her that we can get it colored for her if that's what she wants.

This Thursday, on March 24th, Abby goes in for her next MRI scan. We are both excited and scared! We are really hoping that they will be able to remove Abby's broviak tube! Abby wants so badly to take a real bath where she can sit in the water and lay down and play. Plus, Abby has wanted to go to the beach for a while now, so we are hoping that we can get her tube out by this summer and we will find a way to go to the beach somewhere for a vacation. Abby wants to see the ocean and play in the sand, so we are going to make that happen! One way or another!!

We ask everyone to keep Abby in your prayers, so that her tumor will continue to shrink, and NEVER come back! We can feel your prayers and know that they help and the God is listening and answering them. We also want to say Thank You to everyone for all of your love and support! Thank You does not seem strong enough, but please know that we thank God every night in our family prayers for everyone who prays for us and our Abby.

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2 Timothy 1:7

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