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.

Friday, April 1, 2011

She's in!

Abby is now half-way through her first week of her new chemo! We had a little scare when Maegan initially went up there for Abby's EKG test when they tested her urine and said that she could possibly have a UTI. They said that if she had a UTI, then she would be removed from the trial because you can't start the trial with an infection. So, many prayers later, Abby takes the test again Wednesday morning and has not UTI and started the new medication! It consists of 5 small pills that we will need to handle using gloved hands, since it attacks fast growing cells. Maegan will be able to administer this drug since she is no longer pregnant, but we still need to be careful if she gets sick. They had to do a LOT of blood draws on Wednesday and Thursday, but they made it through! She's such a tough little girl! This morning, Abby got her broviak removed and replaced with a port! She was very happy to get that tube out! She called me when she got out of surgery this morning, but she was still loopy, and I'm sure that she will not remember talking with me. Mary-Beth and I are very excited to have the family back together again tonight!!! Can't wait for 5pm to get her so I can head home!!

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