Michelle primarily shouts out about Abby/family, and I (Brent) do a mixture of Abby/family and personal thoughts/questions.
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Yesterday, the plan was to give Abby 3 blood transfusions. Yes, they gave them to her, but it was harder on her than I hoped. Since they can't give her morphine at the same time they give her blood, Abby got very behind on her pain control. It made for a long day for a 4 year old sweetheart. We finally have her comfortable again, but we are going into the night. It is very hard to help her with her pain (push the pain button for her or remind her to press it) in the middle of the night.
I got very little sleep last night and am starting this night more tired than usual. Please pray that I have the strength and wisdom to help her. Unfortunately Abby is crying in her sleep while I am writing this. We just finished a dressing change and even with extra doses of morphine, it was very hard on her.
Abby's stomach is still very bloated today. She looks like a miniature pregnant woman. She even has people come up to her and rub her belly. She really doesn't look anything like the pictures you are seeing right now. She appears to weigh 20 pounds MORE in these latest pics than she really does. She is that bloated and swollen.
The canker sores on her bottom are spreading and the area, on her stomach, her doctor described as a bad burn, is spreading and more inflamed. I am planning on requesting a wound care specialist tomorrow.
Abby's blood work showed some signs her bone marrow may be beginning to recover. We are hoping and praying it makes enough white blood cells to repair the damage soon.
It is so hard to watch Abby deal with all of this pain. Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. While writing is hard for me right now, reading your comments and knowing you are praying makes all of this so much easier.
Don't let Abby's expression fool you. Yes, she was in a lot of pain
but she was thrilled about her "box of love". She took every single
item out and said "look Daddy...". She sleeps with the box on her bed.
Today, Abby was visited by some very special girls from a local church. They heard about Abby's fight with cancer and decided to reach out to her. They gave her homemade notes, candy and fun toys. Each thing they made her or purchased showed so much thought and love.
Hey girls... You are very special young ladies. Abby was hurting a lot when you were here, but after you left, she spent hours looking at her presents and reading your cards.
Thank you so much for making Abby feel loved and special. We would love for you to come to our home someday when Abby is stronger. Kay thank you for asking others to pray for Abby and for showing her so much love. Abby was so excited you were here today.