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Apr 17, 2010

Abby Update - Saturday Morning - More Bad News

From Brent

Abby’s immunity is now absolute ZERO showing no current signs of recovery. She’ll be in the hospital a few days MINIMUM until when/if she shows some signs of her immunity system coming back to life. If no immunity progress is made in a few days, they will do a bone marrow aspiration to see if, God forbid, she has relapsed into new Leukemia.

She is showing signs of possibly having mucositis again which is those AWFUL painful internal sores on the soft tissues of her mouth, private areas and where she goes to the bathroom. Please pray with us she doesn’t have to endure that torture again. It about killed her last time.

Without wavering, we have faith in God’s care, and ultimately His plan and time for ALL our lives. That is why we face each new day and trial with hope and true joy.

A Few Memories Many Of You Have Shared With Us


This was Abby during a bout of mucositis.
Can you see why we would rather not do this again?



We've always tried to find ways to have fun
even when life really wasn't.



Like I said... fun.
Where laughter lives.



And not so fun...



Fun...



And not so fun...



Fun...



And not so fun...



Lots of memories and milestones like when I finally
figured out I needed reading glasses because I was getting old.



And Abby's sense of humor which the chemo never poisoned.



Abby before cancer...


Abby now... 6 months to go of this God-forsaken chemo and our
constant prayers (and yours) that she never relapses;
a risk the doctors say for her is not insignificant.


And finally, you've probably seen this... my favorite pic just because I love it so much:

33 comments:

kelliebean said...

We are praying for your precious family and for all those who are involved in Abby's care.

Kat said...

Shared this with my family and will with our prayer chain. Praying...

Julee said...

the Fesers are praying for Abby and your whole family. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful reminders in the awesome photographs you shared. When Jonathan was ill in hospital so much with aplastic anemia I liked to put up pics of him from when he was healthy, smiling , having fun. I carried them in my bag to always have for ER visits and long term stays. I wanted staff and visitors and all the docs to see what a vibrant and wonderful little boy he was! not just the super ill bag of symptoms and medical dx's. The pics you shared today are just lovely...we can look at those and know Abby is WAY MORE than her illness, WAY MORE than how impossibly hard this all seems now.

Julee
mommy to many (25)
still mommy to Jonathan still even after his death 2 years ago after bone marrow transplant

Carrie said...

We're praying for you all.

Sara said...

We continue to pray for Abby, for healing and for her to keep fighting this awful cancer. She (as well as your family) are an inspiration to all!!

Charisa said...

Okay..you just made me cry. Love the pic of her now..so beautiful! and the one of her and Michelle!

Praying for you all --much love to you from VA!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Ok that just reduced me to a puddle of tears! I love that little angel of yours and I will continue to pray for her and your family. We all do!

Hugs and thanking God that He is our ROCK and STRENGTH during times like these -where the weary can run and hide in the shelter of His mighty love!

Jill

JillAileenJones said...

I am so sorry that your precious family and beautiful Abby are having to endure this terrible illness. I am on my hands and knees before the throne of our heavenly father on behalf of Abby-praying that God would please help her to be well-and give you and her the strength for the rest of this journey of chemo. My heart is saddened today for you both because you as her mom and dad you have to see her hurt which tears you apart inside-God please give them the grace to get through this-please lay your healing hands on this precious child of yours, Abby and make her well.
We love you Lord and praise you for what you will do in Abby's life and the lives of her family-we give you all the praise and glory.
Praying for you all.
Jill

Debi said...

Praying for Abby and your family and believing God for healing and strength and wisdom for each step.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

Anonymous said...

I am uplifting precious Abby before the Lord.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

I can't even think of anything to say right now, I'm too sad. Oh I pray with all my heart for poor little Abby!! Tell her to be strong and keep fighting, she has the Almighty Warrior and Great Physician on her side!
Mattie Patterson

THe Milles said...

We are praying!!!!

When we were in the hospital for extended periods we also did crazy things for entertainment (most were featured in your pics above :).

However my 7 year old daughters favorite silly game we played was Jello Jiggler Stacking. We would make a pan of Jello Jigglers cut into cubes and see who could stack the most without wiggling another Jello Jiggler onto the bed. At one point we convinced the doctor to play with us.

Amber Lee... said...

i am praying for your beautiful little girl.

Chris and Sarah said...

Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Poor Abby, how much more can this little one handle, she has been so strong, noone would ever understand what she has beared unless they went through the same thing. Prayers are being said for all of you but especially Abby. It is so hard to understand ...why....but God is in control and He will take care of it all through His will. Heaven is surely something to look forward to, no pain or sickness ever. I love you Abby so much, please try to stay strong and keep fighting. I am asking God to put His arms around you and hold you so tight through each day, to calm your fears,to destroy the cancer and to take all pain away from your little body. To help Mommy and Daddy to stay strong and to comfort them as is needed with each day they face. Please God hear our prayers.

Becky said...

I admire the way that you and Michelle deal with this on your blog. I understand why you don't want to 'whine' but it's your blog, and real life has it's downs. Nobody that cares will ever mind.

Why Abby? It's just not fair. I'm praying for just Abby for the next week, nothing else. Just Abby. May God heal her fully in this next 6 months.

Liesl said...

Such sweet pictures. God is doing some pretty amazing things through your family. Praying, praying, praying...

Keep us posted. And let me know if there is anything I can do to help...I'm not far!

Even if it's bringing Michelle some "real food" up at the hospital or anything... :)

Bless you guys!

Penny said...

I am SO sorry things are bad again. Abby is such a beautiful child and it breaks my heart for her to suffer though. No child should have to endure this, but I believe God's glory will be shown and He provides the grace you and your family need to endure. God bless.

Wendi Taylor said...

Praying hard for Abby right now. NO mucositis (sp?), NO relapse, NO trouble re-starting her immune system.

Kelli said...

Love you all so much and I pray that things will turn around for Abby. God has done it before and He'll do it again!

James 1:27 Family said...

I feel very close to your family although we've never met. You've taken time out of your demanding life to help so many. Brent has sent me e-mails to help with various things. You let me use your cookbook to raise money for our adoption to bring home our daughter. Michelle leaves me encouraging notes on my blog often.

My heart truly aches for you. I am carrying your pain with you as I'm sure are many, many of your friends- both real life and blog world.

I hope that you feel the prayers of many lifting you and carrying you through this awful time.

Lord, please place Your almighty healing hands on sweet little Abby.

Love in Jesus,
Amy

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

PRAYING!!!!! For more fun, and more good days ahead- soon!!!!!

Renee said...

Oh my heart just aches for your sweet girl. She is so darling and so brave. Praying for all you mentioned and praying for supernatural strength for you and Michelle.

cosby2 said...

My heart aches for Abby and your entire family. I will continue to pray for healing for Abby and for God to surround your entire family with the peace and comfort that only He can give. Stay strong Abby.

Courtney Kay said...

oh sweet abby... :( Love you so much and I hope you feel better soon!

ManyBlessings said...

Praying.

Abby, keep fighting sweetheart!

Jan J. said...

Bless her heart! Praying for Abby every day and for all of you!

Shannon said...

Oh Lord,
Please, please, please BE THERE RIGHT NOW with this sweet family. Fill Abby's room with your presence, with your peace and with your rest. Keep their eyes fixed on You, on Your promises, on Your love...hold them, carry them, sustain them Lord...
Amen

MikenLuisa said...

We are touched by what's happening to Abby. I(Luisa) had been through the same situation when I took care of my mother. She had breast cancer.

Mike and I are with you in prayers...

God bless us all!

trooppetrie said...

Praying, Praying, Praying.

Sabrina said...

Prayers for Abby! Lots of prayers for little Abby!!

Misty Rice said...

Wiping tears..... and praying!!!!

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Father,

In the mighty name of Jesus, I lift up Sweet Abby tonight. Lord, I pray that no weapon formed against her will prosper and that she will rise in your complete and total healing.

Lord, I speak against cancer and another other vile thing that lives in opposition to the life and freedom you have for Abby and her precious family.

Give Mom and Dad strength and endurance to run this very difficult race set before them. When they are weak, we know Your power rests upon them.

Please, God, I ask by the power and authority of the Creator who lives inside me, to heal Abby's body, once and for all, from this cancer and bring her home quickly.

In Jesus' name I pray,
Amen