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Jun 19, 2010

Update on Abby - Not Good

From Brent

They pumped Abby with 2 liters of GoLytely and it's done nothing. They are going to do another two liters.

If that doesn't work, they are talking surgery for Abby which would be a milestone setback for her at this point.

I'm trying to juggle house and other kids, and walking a tightrope with my job, trying to decide whether to cancel this VERY important trip.

[insert huge dizzying sigh here....]

God is good. He cares for us each step of the way no matter how hard it is. We count our blessings knowing there are people without jobs, with sicker kids, without freedom, without provision. We have a truly blessed and comparatively easy life when you consider the depths of suffering on this blue planet.

Thank you for your prayers and continued love for Abby and our family.

25 comments:

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Praying for you and your entire family. God's grace is sufficient for you and His strength is made perfect in weakness.

Blessings,
Sandy

Nancy said...

Please, please keep us posted. Praying for sweet, sweet, Abby.

Live to love and laugh said...

I wish I was close enough to help.
All I can do is offer plenty of prayers for all of you. I am sure GOD will let you know the right choice at this time.
I know I don't have to tell you this but don't forget His love for you. He is the best friend you could ask for.
If you want to ship Hannah and spidey Landis east we would love to have them. Spidey would fit right in with Batman. :)
And Ann would enjoy an "older" little sister. She is good at Diva training.
Cindi

Kat said...

Praying that God's healing hand is on Abby and that there is no need for surgery!!!

Phoenix's Mom said...

Saying prayers and sending hugs from Kansas. Please keep us posted.

Terri Green said...

We are Praying that Abby does NOT need surgery and for wisdom for Brent in making his decsion for travel. We know first hand how difficult it is to try and juggle our daily lives while having a sick child frequently in the hospital!! Brent....still praying that you have a very blessed and Happy Fathers Day!!

Love in Christ!
Terri
www.caringbridge.org/visit/jessegreen

Charisa said...

Praying for you all..and that you will have peace and discernment in your decisions about the trip and other things.
Hugs to you all and great big one to Abby!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying for her RIGHT NOW! God please spare Abby from this surgery. Please allow her to have some relief. Please watch over all of the family members as they are worried for their little girl & sister! We ask that your will be done. We pray that you will be present in all procedures and tests for Abby!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your sweet girl!
--Susan

Allison said...

A friend directed me here, knowing we've dealt with impactions for years with my daughter. Lydia's last one did result in surgery... But prior to that we skirted such intervention a number of times with gentamycin (the IV form given in the gut: oral/g-tube, doesn't absorb into the blood stream). Gent was originally given to her for the possiblity of bacterial overgrowth contributing to constipation. The side effect of clearing her out was such a blessing! Hugs to you all!

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

Was hoping for some better news. Praying, praying, praying!

Cathy said...

Agreeing with Kat and praying for your precious Abby and for you all ~

Leslie said...

Praying for Abby and your whole family.

Sewconsult said...

Serious praying going on here. May the Lord hold Abby in his arms as she faces & endures what is ahead for her.
My heart breaks for you as parents.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

UGH! Wishing I could do something to really help!

Praying Brent and Michelle!

Hugs,
Jill

James 1:27 Family said...

Praying for peace and comfort and rest for Brent and Michelle. Praying for provision for and peace over the other Riggs children. Praying for diving healing for Sweet Abby.

Much love,
Amy

Nora said...

Praying for the best possible outcome and wisdom in making all these decisions.

Nora

Holly said...

sweet baby girl. I HATE golytely. what a stupid name anyway. (sorry but I've had it many many times)
Praying for it to work and for Abby's pain to be gone, for any hint at infection to be demolished in Jesus' name and for wisdom as you make decisions about traveling.

Juli said...

My prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing with all of us what is happening with Abby. Michelle said something about not wanting to burden the readers or something along those lines - it is a burden it is a gift to pray for you all and Abby and know what our specific prayers can be. I LOVE reading updates of all kinds from you family. May God continue to guide your path, give you strength and heal Abby. Love from Missouri.

Kelli said...

Oh bless you all...I wish so much that there was something I could do to help. Please keep us posted...I've shared your blog on Facebook and folks are praying.

Sean and Lisa said...

Praying!!

Shannon said...

Oh guys...
You have been on my heart and mind today and now I know why. Praying for you and for sweet Abby, for God's peace and rest and healing as well as for wisdom about what to do medically and about the trip.
Hang in there,
Shannon

sierrasmom said...

Praying for Abby in NY!!!
Kathie

Debi said...

Praying for Amazing Abby and your family and believing for healing.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

Bobbie Bailey said...

Brent, your plate is full...always full. The Lord is there to help you make all of your decisions. Keep asking, looking to Him and trusting. He is able. Praying for Abby & family.

Bobbie