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, April 16, 2011

More headaches

Yesterday, Abby and Maegan, Emily and Sara had to come back up to St Louis Children's Hospital for an unexpected trip. Abby had been having her headaches fairly consistently since Monday, and yesterday after her lunch, she got sick all over the car. Maegan called up to the hospital and they told her to bring Abby in to the Emergency Room. They were worried that the nausea was being caused by the tumor putting pressure on the brain, causing the nausea. So I was stuck at work, and Maegan and the girls were on their way to St Louis. So after work, I picked up Mary-Beth from Amber's house, and we went home. First thing this morning, we packed up and came up here as fast as we could! Abby was going to be released this evening, but shortly after we got up here, she threw up again. So, just to be safe, we decided to have Abby stay in the hospital again tonight just so she can get any help if she needs it. They have her on a pain medicine regiment, rotating Tylenol and Motrin every three hours, and then her big medicine, Oxycontin, for the severe headaches. Since we've been up here, she has had a couple of little headaches, but nothing that has lasted very long or caused much pain. So we are hoping that this trend continues!! Since I'm up here, I talked Maegan into going home with my parents so she can (hopefully) get some rest tonight! She definitely needs the rest, especially since she is home with the girls all day, taking care of all of Sara's needs, Abby's needs, Emily's needs, and Mary-Beth's needs. She is a rock, that is for sure! I put a message up on Facebook asking for some of her friends help for Maegan, with either helping with childcare, or just talking with Maegan so she can get some adult interaction. I'm sure they will take care of her! They always do! Hopefully we can get all of Abby's pain and nausea taken care of and she can get some rest so we can get home tomorrow! Thanks for the prayers!!

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