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Mar 29, 2010

Abby Update - Not Really Good News

From Brent

Abby is still in surgery. Doctor just came in… they are still looking at Abby but they’ve confirmed she has double pneumonia now, and still concerned about possible cystic fibrosis. Her upper airway (throat) is structurally okay but her lungs are totally clogged up. Doc said her lungs don’t look infected at this point but that she is “primed and ready” for a something really bad to happen.

They are admitting her and putting her on antibiotics to hopefully keep any infection from getting a foothold.

We try to remain upbeat and joyful, but honestly, we are pretty weary at this point. It just seems like Abby gets hit with everything that can go wrong. We are up all night with her watching her breathing, giving her medications… the doctors, clinics, insurance, bills, appointments, hospitals just never seem to end or let up. It’s relentless. So many other things go undone, unenjoyed and neglected.

Nonetheless, God is good and cares for our every need. We aren’t hungry, cold or homeless. “Tired” is not comparable to imprisoned, tortured, starving or ate up with disease. We count our blessings which are many.
Abby wasa mixture of having fun and crying this morning. Is that from cancer or just learning how to be a girl??? :)

41 comments:

The McCammons said...

Please know we are praying for you, Abby dear, the family and for the Dr's. May God Bless you and help heal your little girl. You all have been through so much and are such an inspiration to keep our faith in our Father!

The McCammons said...

You don't have to publish this comment, but I just wanted to make sure it was ok with you and your family that I did a little post on my own blog and am asking for everyones prayers. God Bless!

Michelle said...

Brent and Michelle,
We are stopping our schooling right now to pray for all of you!
Love,
Michelle & Olivia Mann

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Brent and Michelle,

I can only imagine how weary you must both feel at this point!

As I study the names of God - I am constantly reminded of how big and good our God is. How He wants to take care of our every need especially during these times.

Scott reminds me often the blacker the backdrop the brighter His light can shine. He is preparing the way for HIS GLORY and will strengthen you both as you continue to put your trust in Him!

Praying for hands and feet to help make life more enjoyable for your family!

Lots of love,
Jill

Becky said...

Continuing our prayers for Abby and your family. I can only imagine how hard, frustrating and unknown this is for all of you. Know that you are trusting God in all of this but also knowing how hard that can truly be in our human-ness. (((hugs)))

Rebecca

Vanessa said...

We're continuing to pray for Abby!! Our prayers are with you all as well as you care for her! HUGS!

3 Blessings said...

I am so sorry. I will continue to pray for your sweet Abby and your family. God is carrying you.
Blessings,
Amy

dahlilahblue said...

Prayers coming from Minnesota this morning for your dear girl, your family, the doctors. These are the times God is carrying you all!

Our Family's Spot said...

We are praying for Abby and for you guys as well. We're also praying for the doctors and nurses. Praying Abby is well soon and has no more complications. Many blessings, peace, good health, & His strength.

Ana's Mama said...

Praying.... Bless little Abby.

jody said...

Poor sweet girl...we are praying for your family...

Rod and Amy said...

Still praying...

Kristine said...

I continually pray for Abby and hope that this new "issue" is a short-term and easily solved. I know that's not how it normally works, just hoping.

Thinking of you all!

Julie said...

Praying for your family. I know you must be so weary and scared. Please know you have so many praying for you.

Blessings,
Julie

Courtney Kay said...

praying for you all this morning, especially for healing for abby's lungs!

Debbie T said...

Abby continues to be in my prayers daily. Hugs to you all!

Robin said...

Michelle,
I never stop praying for Abby and your family.
May God's strength sustain you for many more days..and nights.
Robin

Jenney said...

Oh dear Abby, praying for you.

Tracey's Life said...

Please know that prayers are being said in NJ for Abby and your family.

Thank you for taking the time to update us on sweet Abby.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

So sorry to hear this not-so-good news.

Praying for your family!


Laurel & the gang :)

Becca Harley said...

brent and michelle - praying for you right now, for peace and comfort for the two of you and for peace and healing for abby. Also for the doctors' hands as they work on abby. and for the rest of your family as they hold down the fort.
Hugs and prayers from NY, Becca
ourjourneyto6.blogspot.com

Mamita J said...

Brent and Michelle,

Just know that we are praying for Abby, as well as for you and the rest of the family.

In Christ,
Julie

Wendi Taylor said...

Praying now. I am shocked that so many doctors missed pneumonia????

James 1:27 Family said...

Asking God to hold your hearts in His loving hands and to touch Abby with miraculous healing. He is able.

Sending lots of hugs your way.

Love in Jesus,
Amy

sierrasmom said...

I stop by your blog often but don't usually post. Please know that I am praying for Abby and all of you. God is taking care of you all and you can rest your head on His shoulders for a bit.
Kathie

The Bosnian Kat said...

I will be praying not only for Abby, but for your entire family during this trying time. "No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11. May you rest on him and all the support you have from your friends and family.

The Gotch 5 said...

Praying for God's healing hand to heal sweet Abby and all her concerns right now. Praying for the rest of the family as well. Having a sick child effects the whole family.

Kat said...

I can't fathom the total exhaustion...both physical and emotional. Praying for stamina and peace for all of you and immediate healing for Abby!!!

sarah bess said...

we care.

Debi said...

Joining my prayers with so many others for awesome Abby. Praying for strength and healing and hope and joy and perfect peace. Praying for the Dr.'s wisdom and your wisdom for every decision. Praying that her lungs would be cleared.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

as written by Barbara said...

Just got back on the computer & read this news... hope things are going a little smoother now... you are all still in thoughts and prayers... lots of cybers...
Barbara Lyman :-)

LQS said...

Dear Riggs Family,
Praying for you.
Joyful in HOPE, Patient in Affliction, Faithful in Prayer.
Peace to you,
Lisa

Charlotte said...

Oh how I wish that we lived closer to you. I'll pray that there will be others to come along side and be a blessing to your troupe.
Abby is always on my mind and in my prayers.

natali said...

Praying for sweet Abby and you guys!

Julie said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. I am so sorry Abby has to go though all of this. Stay strong. I pray also for the doctors to know and do what all is possible for her.
Take care and God Bless!!

Tammi Kay said...

Glad you have an answer....sorry it was such a difficult one to hear. We'll be praying for good things for Abby.

Amy said...

We are sending prayers your way. We love you all so much and so sorry you are going through this. ((HUGS)) Amy

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this...always remembering and praying for sweet ABBY. With a heavy, troubled, worried, and weary heart,keep hanging onto His mighty hand.... He will never leave us nor forsake us. My heart breaks for all of you.

Kelli said...

I am so frustrated on Abby's behalf, so I can't imagine what you are feeling. God be with her and sustain her through yet another trial. She is a testimony of His strength!

Brittany said...

Abby and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength through these difficult days. God bless!

Misty Rice said...

Breaks my heart to hear this about her. So frustrating I can imagine. I want to see the positive in this that its be confirmed at this stage that had it not been and turned into something even worse. But I know its so scary and hard to sometimes view the good, when it all really appears to be so bad. You are in my thoughts and prayers very much. All of you.