Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday, May 15th

We have pretty much decided to get treatment at St. Jude's. We liked the doctors at MD Anderson but St. Jude's has been great to us and is so close. They just feel like a littl ray of sunshine in this storm. We are still praying about it though and haven't completely made up our minds. I like that St. Jude's wants to treat this aggressively. I want to fight it as hard and as fast as we can. Please pray that we will make the right decision.

We talked with the neurosurgeon's nurse and scheduled surgery for next Friday. The surgery will be at Le Bonheur. She seemed so sincere and genuine. She told me that Dr. Boop (neurosurgeon) was confident that he could help us. His plan is to go in and remove as much of the tumor as he can without causing any damage. She will be in the hospital for about 5 days. We are scared. This surgery will be the beginning of a long road. We know it needs to be done but she feels so good right now that it's hard to make that leap to brain surgery. Please pray that surgery will go well.

After surgery, they will take samples from what he removed and determine exactly what the tumor is. It could be a high grade (malignant, aggressive) or low grade (slow growing). That will determine her treatment. She will definitely have chemo but how much and how strong will depend on what they find when they take the samples. Please pray that it will be a low grade tumor and will respond well to chemo.


  1. hey abby i just wanted to let you know i think about you everyday! and i hope that you get better!!! i love you ! morgan and jason i pray for you both everyday!! i hope all gets better love ya randa russell

  2. I love you all and hope the surgery goes well. There are so many people praying for Abby.
    Miracles still happen.

    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10

    Misty Holt

  3. Jessica (helwick) taylorMay 17, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Abby you are a strong and breave little girl! i'm praying for you and your family everyday. You have a very strong family that will get you through anything you need. Stay strong baby girl!

  4. Morgan, Jason, Abby, and Lyla,

    We are praying for you all. You are on our church prayer list. Our family have also been through a brain surgery with my husband Dan having a tumor. And I know how scary it is. But he made it through and I know that you will too (with God's help). Be strong... if you need anything please let us know.

    Dan, Candi, Janell and Clint Scribner

  5. Abby and all her family are in my thoughts and prayers.