The headaches are back. Not surprising, but very disappointing. They are not to the point that I would ordinarily call the doctor but it would be a long painful weekend if her intracranial pressure shot up and I missed it. I don't want her to hurt all weekend just because I would rather put my head in the sand. As rotten as the spinal taps are, they are nothing compared to the migraines she's had in the last few weeks.
I am very weary of consenting to painful procedures. Abby still trusts me and almost never complains. I wish she just had normal "kid" things to deal with.
Then I think about our friends whose precious children are no longer with them and I remember we are truly blessed and have nothing to complain about.
I have a friend who is praying and asking everyone she knows to pray that her daughter HAS meningitis. Can you imagine begging God for a diagnosis of meningitis??? I'm asking that you pray that beautiful Elke has meningitis. Why? If she doesn't... it means her cancer has spread.
Cancer is a strange world. Things that used to scare the stuffing out of us are what we long for because they aren't as bad as the alternative. Bizarre.
Would you do me a favor? Would you stop by Elke's blog and let her mom know you are praying for her daughter? Your comments and prayers have been a lifeline to me these past weeks. Being a cancer mom can be very lonely. Knowing others care about our children makes a tough journey easier.
Would you pray that Abby sedates easily during her spinal tap, isn't scared and is comfortable? Please also pray that the spinal fluid is clear of cancer cells and for wisdom as we decide how to help Abby.
Abby only wants you to pray that she will be able to go to school Friday afternoon. She wants to see her friends and play. She is usually pretty loopy after procedures, but I would love for her to get to be there.
I wonder what Mrs Edwards will think about a happy "drunk" showing up at her class? ;-)
Abby loves dance class.
Nothing cuter than little girls learning to dance...
Abby is the youngest and smallest...
Dance is FUN!