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Mar 12, 2009

Abby Update: Scary

From Michelle:

Abby's temperature is now 103.2. She now has green drainage coming from her g-tube wound. I am more concerned now than I have ever been for Abby.

We would appreciate it if you pray and others to pray as well.

I know I twittered that Abby's' doctors were considering taking her g-tube out, but now it looks like it will need to stay in. The surgeon thinks that he will need to surgically remove the damaged tissue, but he believes he will be able to keep the gastric tube in the same spot. But, they won't be able to perform the surgery until her blood work improves.

The wound is getting more painful, even though she is on a LOT of pain medicine, it is draining large amounts of green fluid and it has a strong odor (not a good sign). Abby is worried about the drainage and so are we. This development is scary.

Thank you for praying and caring about Abby and our family.

92 comments:

jajbs said...

I am praying NOW!

amanda

Sophie said...

Praying for comfort and peace for Abbyand you all. And wisdom for her doctors.

Farrah said...

I'm so sorry to read this!! Praying Hard for that baby girl.....

HUGS to you Michelle

Valerie said...

There's a whole lotta prayer coming 'atcha from T-Town -- our newlyweds Sunday School class has been praying for you guys for quite a while now, and I just forwarded them this update.

--Valerie, Doug, and Henry Fischer

Sue said...

Praying for Abby and your family...

Tina said...

Praying for Abby right now ....

jEnNy said...

PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING

THAT GIRL said...

Will be praying for Abby complete healing of the infection, and for pain relief. Will be praying for you comfort and strength as you support and care for your beloved baby girl.

Brenda Davis said...

Dear Abby, Brent, Michelle and Family....my heart is breaking for you all right now. I have continued to pray that God will give little Abby the healing that she needs and peace of mind that you all need to support her in this very trying time! We love you all and are praying! Brenda

Amber A said...

Awww poor Abby. I will definatly keep her in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
I am so sorry to read your report and find this out about Abby. My heart aches for that baby, she is suffering so much. I know that it is through the strength that God gives you that you can hold up under this.I am a stranger to her and it is affecting me deeply, i cant imagine being her Mommy. Being a nurse i know you understand exactly what is going on and how dangerous each change with Abby is, and i am praying hard for you as well.I know the days and nights are long for you, watching and caring for her and not being able to help her get better. God knew that you and Brent would take the best care of her and that is why He placed her in your family.It is so hard to watch an older love one suffer with cancer, but a child like Abby, so heartbreaking,

I am keeping Abby in my heart and in my prayers, and i pray the next update will have better news, God Bless your Family

Mary (in MN) said...

Praying for dear, sweet Abby!! Dear Lord Jesus, wrap your loving arms around little Abby and give her extra strength to fight the battle that rages in her body. Give the drs and nurses that are caring for her the knowledge they need to help her little body heal itself so that she can once again be home with her loving family. Give Michelle and Brent the strength to be there for Abby in all her pain!!

fmattso said...

I am so sorry Abby is not doing well today! I am praying for her right now and will continue to pray!

KM said...

We are checking on you... and we
are praying for you. This happened
to my mom while she was in CCU for
ten weeks.. with a 10% chance of
survival. It has been two years ago...
and today she is alive and well and
playing golf.

Oh how we PRAY as a Community
for you all!

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Lifting Abby up in prayer right now.

Jennifer
Brooklyn, MI

Kim said...

Praying for Abby, your family, and Doctors! Give her lots of kisses! Feel better Abby!

Our Family of 5 said...

Sending up many many prayers for Sweet Abby!!

Charisa said...

Praying fervently!

Kristin said...

I will be praying for Abby, that is scary. I hope her white blood will recover soon to fight this off.

j3k said...

I read your blog daily but I have never commented. I am on bended knee praying. We are catholic and our priest has the church open extra hours right now for Lent season and I will take my family tonight so we can pray for Abby. I have had a sick child and I understand how powerful prayer is. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. God is powerful and will embrace you all.

Hearts and Hugs
Marie Wimsett and Family

PS Abby has to be the most adorable thing I have ever seen and I love to look at those eyes everyday!!!

Oh well, hey! said...

My prayers are with you - My God give you the strength you need - in mind, body and spirit. My heart aches to know that Abby is in such pain and even moreso that she is worried about this new development. Such a sweet young soul shouldn't have to worry about things like gree ick from wounds that they have. As I think of Jesus' suffering before Easter - I think of Abby and pray that a "Simon" comes to her to help ease her pain. My you each be blessed and filled with wisdom and may the great surgeon guide your hands, heart, mind and soul (as well as ALL of Abby's caregivers too). God Bless You All - Especially you sweet little angel, Abby!

LQS said...

Heavenly Father,
Only you know what Abby needs in this moment. Please reveal that to those you will use to minister to her needs.
PRAYING,

Lisa

Christy said...

praying for Abby right now, the Lords strength be with her, and comfort her through this scary time. I am praying the Lord comforts you Michelle and you Brent. I know that it must be hard to see your little one go through so much pain and suffering. I pray the Lord would give you absolute peace about whatever happens.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Lifting your family and sweet little Abby in prayer..

Kara said...

i'm praying right now.
kara

The Redman's said...

Praying, praying for sweet Abby!

BoufMom9 said...

Keeping sweet Abby in my prayers and will spread the word to get more people praying for her...
Blessings.
Debi

ashleyjnc said...

Praying for your sweet girl

Lynsay said...

We will be praying, as we have been, but especially right now. Thank you for your updates, as I'm sure many who follow your blog get, I get worried when I haven't heard how Abby is doing in a few hours! Thank you for always lifting up the name of Jesus as you walk through this!

laura said...

Lifting you all up before the Father...to Jehovah Rapha, our Healer. WE LOVE YOU and continue to pray for Abby's healing and your strength!

~Michelle~ said...

Praying for your sweet girl ... for ALL of you, really. Your family is never far from my thoughts, and ALWAYS in my prayers.

~Michelle in Cincinnati, Ohio

dg darling said...

Prayers for sweet Abby from Utah....

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you baby girl. Power through this last round of nasty chemo. I know you can do it :-)

Robyn said...

Praying without ceasing!!

Kritter Krit said...

Praying right now.

Thank you so much for letting us know specifically how to pray for sweet Abby. We will bring her before the Lord often tonight.

~Kristy

Anonymous said...

Praying for Abby, for you and Brent, for your children, family and friends.

Nora

Amy said...

We are so sorry to hear about this complication for your precious girl. She has been in our prayers ever since we found your blog.

May God bless Abby with comfort and healing, and may He bless you with strength and endurance and peace in knowing that He holds Abby in His hands.

With Love and Prayers Unending,
The Chapman Family

The Mrs. said...

Oh My Goodness, you and your family are in our prayers. Please keep us updated on everything. Love you

Mike & Sharon said...

We are praying for Abby. I wanted to let Abby know that Grace (from Ethiopia) has been asking all of her friends at preschool to pray for Abby. Everyone is asking us about Abby. God can do anything!

Hopesrising said...

Praying for Abby that her white comes back to fight this infection. And for strength and healing.
Covering all of you in prayer.

The Reyes Family said...

Praying for Abby. She is so precious and so strong

Anonymous said...

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WOUNDS THAT MIGHT HELP

It's the URL to a site specific to wounds, colors and odors and how to work with them.


http://books.google.com/books?id=2jCV5_tQ-HYC&pg=RA3-PA726&lpg=RA3-PA726&dq=green+colored+drainage+from+a+wound&source=bl&ots=mUtB6i3WnO&sig=eGAQEWKF-LtbVGwK1RfnpwpP-b4&hl=en&ei=RY25SdSSHZnMsAO429FA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result

Donna said...

Lifting Abby up before our God that He will provide healing, comfort, respite from pain. Wisdom for you Brent and Michelle the Doctors and all the nurses and people who are caring for Abby to heal her...
Oh and Abby - your purple looks much better then Daddy's purple!!
Blessings & praying through the night.

Debbie K. said...

Praying for that sweet Angel.

Andi said...

I haven't commented before, but I've been following your blog for a few weeks now and I am praying for Abby....and for both of you. We serve a big and mighty God, who is able to keep us from falling. May his will be done.

Andi

heatherkmd said...

We are praying for sweet Abby tonight....that her infection will go away, her fever will come down, the pain will ease, and that she will turn a corner in this phase of the treatment. Love from us here in NC~ Heather and family

Becky said...

I'm so sorry that Abby's having a crisis...we are praying, praying and praying some more...

Following Him said...

PRAYING NOW...LOUD too!
~Elyse~

foreverisamoment said...

I am not usually the praying type, but for Abby I will be praying overtime! I hope that little sweetie can find some comfort soon! Thinking of her and your family.

KM said...

Just in the book of Luke again... where Christ
is the "Great Physician". Luke chapter 7: ( about
a man who is healed far away.... it is the slave of
a Roman army captain. Jesus doesn't even have
to go to the slave to heal him, because the army
captain's faith is so strong... and he knows that
Jesus can just speak and heal his slave).

So we know that we can claim healing for Abby
in the name of Jesus no matter how geographically
far we are from her. So I pray for healing now...
for the infection to disappear, for her temperature
to lower, for her body to produce healthy cell
growth, and for nutrients from her food to bring
health to her, and for rest and peace for all of
you during this difficult time.
Amen

Sarah J. said...

praying now.

Anonymous said...

Praying right now keeping that little girl in my heart and on my mind all the time! Lots of prayers...

Kate
Glencoe, AR

Ronna said...

Long time lurker, first time posting. God has brought Abby thru so much. I'm believing He will carry her on thru to complete healing of her earthly body. SHOW US YOUR GLORY, FATHER!!

Ronna
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Tiffany said...

Im praying so hard for Miss Abby!!! and for all of you, poor sweet gir
Tiffany in TN

ManyBlessings said...

Praying for healing and praying that Abby's body will begin to make cells to beat this infection!
dawn

Anonymous said...

Praying for Sweet Abby and your family from Dallas...Praying God's Peace to comfort you in this time.
You are an amazing family!!!!

PaigeNoel said...

Hi Abby and family

Wanted to let you know how much we care about you and love you! Keep fighting Abby...you can do this. I admire you so much...you are so brave and I LOVE your smile! Praying for you Abby and the rest of the Riggs family!

Paige

Shanda said...

May you rest in the shadow of His wings tonight and be at peace. Praying that the great physician will be working as only He can.

Jennifer said...

Praying.

Lindsay said...

I am praying for sweet Abby.

Taylor said...

I am praying for you all-I hope she feels better soon and the green stuff stops.

Emily said...

I am continuing to pray for each of you!!

LisaShaw said...

I just said another prayer for precious Abby. I'm standing in agreement with you for her needs. May the peace, healing and comfort of our LORD rest upon her body in Jesus Name.

Keith and Kris said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying right now.

Praying for Abby,
Kris

Corinne said...

Praying for Abby and your entire family !!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for that sweet girl and for you and your family.
Cindy in NC

Anonymous said...

Riggs Family:
I have been reading your blog for several weeks through Leslie's (Noah's Mom)Please know that I have been praying all along even though I have never posted before.
Praying that Jesus will put his arms around sweet Abby and that you all will feel His love in a very strong and special way.
Leveta

Terri said...

Praying here in Texas for sweet Abby.

Michelle said...

We have been praying all day for Abby-out of the blue my baby girl(age 7) said "Lord, I lift Abby's mommy up to you-it must be hard for her"
Just wanted you to know that you are all being lifted up in prayer.
Michelle Mann
Alaska

Madelyn's Mommy said...

My family is praying!!!



Hugs

Andrea

molly june. said...

i am praying for strength & healing! come Lord Jesus, come!! i think about your abby everyday!

Anonymous said...

Dear Heavenly Father
As we go about our daily works little Abby is fighting for her life, every second of everyday. We don't understand why Abby is sick, but we do know that You will provide all that is needed for us all, and that you love Abby even more than we do. You know we are weak, especially when it comes to our children, so Father, i ask you to please please take Abby's pain away, let her white cell count come back up to fight all the infection in her little body, give her peace Lord when she is scared, give her parents the strength and comfort they need to be bale to stay strong and care for Abby, give the Dr.s and nurses a better understanding of what to do for Abby, we trust you Lord, you are the great physician, we need you Lord, please God come upon the scene in her room and hold little Abby close to you. I can't imagine what her body is going through. Please hear our cries for Abby, we need a miracle Lord, we trust and believe in you for all things. We will always give you the praise and glory, I ask this all in Jesus name, amen. God bless Abby and her family

Carrie S said...

We are praying for you a lot! God heal Abby, relieve her of her pain.

God give you strength.

Love and blessings!

Cathie said...

I am praying for healing for Abby.
Hugs and prayers
Cathie

Mini Cakes for Many Occasions* said...

Praying for y'all.
Lauryn

lmashe81 said...

Praying for you guys!!!!

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

Praying for healing, pain relief & a flood of peace to surround you all.

britt

Sara said...

We lifted sweet Abby up in prayer tonight during our family Bible study. Our kids know that even though we don't personally know you or Abby, we believe in the power of prayer and want to lift your spirits as well.

Anonymous said...

Praying in Kansas for dear sweet Abby. She has the most beautiful smile and purple tongue that I have ever seen. It breaks my heart to hear that she is having such troubles and pain. Will keep praying for her and for God to give strength and wisdom for Mom and Dad.

Liesl said...

Praying...

Keep fighting, Miss Abby. Lord, be glorified through this trial.

Bless you all,
Liesl and Steve

The Gotch 5 said...

Praying huge prayers for you Abby. God is strong and watching over you, holding you close.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Abby.



Hugs
Carol H.
South Carolina

Michelle M. said...

Praying for you all!!!

Suzanne said...

Praying for sweet Abby

Joyce Williamson said...

Sending many, many Prayers and asking GOD to comfort and Heal Abby.
Love and Prayers,
Joyce and Nick

MamaBear said...

Got the Tweet from 4 Little Men & Girly Twins - I'm praying for peace, for wisdom, and for HEALING!

Sharlene said...

Praying for Abby. I hope the infection gets under control quickly.

Debbie T said...

She's constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I hope Abby has a peaceful night. Hugs, DebbieT

Juls said...

just got home and read your update...we're prayin'!

Me said...

I'm praying for Abby, and all of you. Our God is much bigger than this extreme trial. Praying that her marrow will begin to make healthy blood cells, that her g-tube infection will heal, that the cancer will go away for good, that she would not suffer, that you all would experience the Lord's comfort and peace in a big way, for direction for her caregivers, that you all may be able to rest, and for your financial needs, that the Lord would preserve her life, but mostly that His will be done, and in all things the Lord Jesus Christ would be glorified.


In Christ,
robin

Kathrin said...

Praying!

Terri said...

Keeping Abby in my thoughts and prayers..as well as the rest of you all!

Hugs
Terri