Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Abby!

Abby celebrated her 4th birthday one week ago today. She had a party at the Mickey Mouse pool last Saturday and loved every minute of it. We have been talking about that party for months and the thought of it got us through some rough times-IV sticks, fasting, etc. For a while, when nurses or doctors would ask her when her birthday was, she would say "Mickey Mouse!" I couldn't hardly believe it when the day of the party actually got here-we had spent so much time talking about it. I think it was just how she pictured it!

On her actual birthday, we got her a tiny cake and a few presents and spent the evening with just our family-me, Jason, Abby, and Lyla. She thought she was having another birthday!

We also went camping last week with Jason's mom. Abby and Lyla both had a great time. Abby told me about 10 times that she loved camping!

Please continue to pray for us all. It will be October and MRI time before we know it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Recent Trip to St. Jude

I Iam sorry it has been so long since my last post. When we found out that the tumor had not grown we were so relieved and felt like things could really get back to normal around our house. We have been trying to get back on some kind of schedule and be normal again.
Our trip went very well. We took Lyla with us this time and it worked out really well. She was a good distraction for Abby and they both seemed to do better having each other. Abby was very brave during all of her procedures. She still doesn't like having to get an IV but she was the most calm she has ever been this time. After her MRI she told me that she loves having pictures taken of her head! She also said she loved our hotel (Grizzlies House). It was nice to hear her say that-I guess this all will become normal for us. When Dr. Armstrong called and told us the tumor hadn't grown, we were ecstatic! We went to eat at a fancy restaurant to celebrate! We also took the girls on the trolley which they loved!

The next day she had her EEG and did wonderful during that! Then we got to come home. Overall, a very good trip. Oh yeah, she got to sit on Santa's lap and make a superhero cape while we were there! They always have fun activities for them!

We appreciate everyone for the prayers and love they have shown to us. Please continue to pray for Abby that the tumor will never grow!

"And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed."
Deuteronomy 31:8