Boy, Abby is one complicated booger.
Her PA said that if Abby was any other kid, she would order her an inhaler. Abby wasn't wheezing during her appointment but the list of doctors who have heard it is growing weekly. I hate the thought of Abby being diagnosed with Asthma. Enough is enough. But I can't wish it away, especially when it would be dangerous to ignore.
I still have no idea what they are going to do about it. Inhalers would increase her intracranial pressure and oral steroids are not a good idea because of her cancer/chemo. Abby's specialists are debating treatment options. It is always a little unsettling when a medical debate is for your sweet little girl. I know their concerns are valid BUT if they don't treat her asthma she could die. One of the hardest things for me is to know when to push for help and when to let go.
We really love the PA we saw yesterday. She is smart, experienced and has a heart of gold. Abby has many serious problems, with few good answers. Pam ended our visit with "well we just need to pray that _____, _______, and ______ don't happen." She is absolutely right.
Our one piece of good news was that a doctor was able to talk the pediatric pulmonolgist into seeing her the middle of April, instead of July.
Before this week is finished Abby will have had 5 medical appointments this week. Today she picked out the cutest glasses and handled a dental appointment beautifully. She is doing what we ask of her but she is exhausted and misses her friends at school. Hopefully by next Tuesday she will get a break.
Today, Abby will see an ear doctor. Abby is complaining that her ear hurts but there is so much scarring it is hard to tell what is wrong. Bless her heart. The chemo keeps her immune system so low even an ear infection is a big problem. The last time Abby had an ear infection she ended up in the hospital with septicemia and on IV antibiotics for 3 weeks. Stephanie, Jeff and Wayne thank you for getting Abby in quickly and taking such wonderful care of her.
Thank you for continuing to pray for Abby. Your prayers and comments are a huge blessing to our family and a wonderful reminder that we are not alone.
Would you pray for Michelle? She has been sick all week. I have to go out of town all next week for my job. Normally I take care of things when Michelle is taking Abby to all her stuff, but I won't be here next week.
The Art Show...
Miss and Little Miss Hollywood.... don't they look SO shy?
A nice shot before the sun went down and all the people arrived...
Abby's art sold for $250.00 I think...
Abby started out the night tired but perked up later.
My beautiful girls... I loving taking photos of them.