Tracking the progress of a little girl through her journey through cancer and her healing.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Back in the Hospital
So Abby went down to her clinic appointment yesterday afternoon and because she is still doing so poorly they admitted her. She's lost 10 pounds in a week, she's still very sore, still getting some fevers, and staying hydrated and getting all her medicine in is a big challenge. So, in the hospital she will get some nutrition by IV, some anti-inflammatory meds that will help make her more comfortable (we can't give a lot of those at home because they can't monitor her liver which is already under a lot of stress), and some meds through her IV to help the pill taking struggle. They also want to call in the infectious disease team to do a workup on possible causes. If she had the serum syndrome then it would be over by now. A virus could last this long but they want to dig a little deeper to see what's up. So they will do a bunch of blood tests for less common things, including things she could have picked up in Japan. They will also do a bone marrow test on Monday to see if leukemia has returned. That's the basic information at this point. Abby is doing pretty well, which is a huge blessing. She did have a 104 temp last night but she is eating some things today and in pretty good spirits. She got her IV put in while in the clinic and it went pretty well. Those things just hurt, there's no way around it, but at least she feels better getting it in the clinic where things are more familiar. It was leaking at first but was fixed and is now doing it's job. We will keep you posted as best we can. Mark is in the hospital with her and will be until I get the okay to come since I have a cold. He is pretty worn out, as you can imagine. You don't get much sleep in the hospital. He's on antibiotics for a sinus infection so hopefully that continues to resolve. We are quite the group! Anna and Lily are troupers, not sick, plugging along and helping and being their usual giggly selves. I am looking forward to having some time with Lily tonight while Anna goes to a birthday party. Hope you all enjoy your weekends.
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We are sending you all love and hugs from Bellingham. We will be watching for good news from you soon.
Julie, Steve, Jensen and Samantha
Thanks for your updates. We are thinking of your family from Japan. -Mark B.
I wish I could be there to help you all. Sending lots of love and prayers from Japan -- Erin Nelson
The Faulks are sending love and hugs!
Thinking of you all and praying for healing and easy answers. Hugs to you all. Much love, Cathy Berghahn
We're pulling for Abby and all of you! Love, Lin
So sorry to hear that Abby is back in the hospital. Please let her know that we are cheering her on over here in Japan. Many prayers your way.
Thanks for the kind words, encouragement and support! Abby is doing really well, considering. The ibuprofen is easing her pain and she ate a fair amount yesterday.
We are praying for all of you, and watching with hope. We wish we could be with you all in this. May the reality of God's Word be your foundation at this time. Praying and believing 2Cor.4:16-18 "...inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
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