Sunday, July 02, 2006

Low Key?

Low Key?
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I don't blog much anymore because things are pretty low key. I guess that is a good thing. The funny part of that is that "low key" for me is probably a bit different than it is for other families. I guess I just don't know what is blog worthy anymore. I'll just write it all down anyway and you can all tell me it is good info or not.

See, Abby starts her monthly pulse tomorrow, Monday, again. This time will include the steroids for a week, the spinal tap with Methotrexate, and a shot of Vincristine. Abby hasn't been feeling very well with her tummy so this one might be a bit more difficult than normal. She just threw up this morning and is now resting in bed. Maybe we will have to put her back on the Zantac again.

Abby still has her rash on her face and sometimes it looks pretty good while other times it looks like teenage acne. We took her to our family doctor, the doctor that diagnosed her, and he said the rash is actually all over her body and only getting red on her face. When it gets really red it might be a secondary infection of the rash and we could get some stuff for that if it persists. We'll just have to talk to Dr. Smith again about it. It is probably from one of the chemo drugs so there really is nothing that we can do about it. We can't very well take her off of her chemo for a rash huh!?

Both Tiffany and I are just chronically tired. Usually it is not a problem but when Abby starts getting up often during the night, like last night, and Lily is up a lot to eat then it can get pretty rough.

See what else, oh, we took a trip to Idaho to visit the family... 3 kids + 1 Van + large quantities of coffee + stops for gas = a 12 hour drive (13 if you miss the turn off near Salt Lake... not that that would ever happen). Anyway, it was a good trip and girls had a blast.

So that is about it for now. We have some friends coming in on Monday, and my folks + my grandma in on Thursday and then I leave for 4 days on Sunday... like I said, pretty low key. :)


Anonymous said...

Do you realize it is summer? You are supposed to be relaxing. Although, I think it is going around, I haven't been home 1 weekend since school got out. YIKES!! Well, hopefully you all can get caught up on some sleep and keep healthy. Let me know if I can take your girls to the park or something so you two can get in a nap!!!
Melissa Lamby Lam

Anonymous said...

hmmm, low key indeed.
this week i am praying for sleep for all of you.
hey, sunday... i wonder where you're goin?...! i just called your cell (the number on the business card) to try to figure stuff out. uhhhh call me or myspace me or email me or send me a telegram or something. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've been following Miss Abby's journey for a while now and I honestly can't remember who told me about it. Anyway, I live here in Ft. Collins and we saw Abby, grandma and mom(?) downtown today. She is just as beautiful in person! I felt like I had run into a celebrity ;) Still praying for a healing for her! Our family is walking in the LTN once again this year. We'll keep Abby and your family in our thoughts.

Mark Schreiber said...


Thanks for the post. And yes, my mom, and wife were downtown, with Abby's great grandma too, a few days ago. My mom told me the story. Thank you for following Abby's journey and for your prayers, we definately have felt a lot of God's hands during this journey.

Thanks again,

Abby's Daddy.

Anonymous said...

I happen to come accross this site in error looking for another little girl called Abigail as well. She is a premie born at 26 weeks and is now 2 1/2 months old struggling for her life. Since birth she's been subjected to 3-4 surgeries and many other tests. Anyway, I read as far back as I could to inform myself of your daughters cancer and I am very sorry for what all of you are going through. It's amazing that within the first few messages you typed there was one counting down the time it would take for Abby to get through her 2 1/2 year tratment and here we are 1 1/2 year later still counting down and almost at the finish line. I admire your family for pulling together through such rough times. Please keep the messages coming we are all here to pray for Abbys well being. I read a message from your wife during her first nights of discovering the illness Abby has that just gave me goosbumps talking about GOD. Good luck and my prayers will be with you and your family.