Abby's Journey Archive

Further thoughts on surgery

At a Mary Kay party with her favorite makeup item, "Satin Lips"

I had a chat with Dr. Shafron last night regarding a second surgery. He was so kind and patient with me as we went through all the risks and reasons why we would or would not do this. It seems like it boils down to the fact that you have to start adjuvant therapy sometime, and there is the possibility that if we do a second surgery, during Abby's recovery, she could develop more tumors that could require more surgery, and then you again have to decide when you are going to stop with the surgery and start with the radiation.

However, Dr. Shafron offered to come up and discuss this again with us during our neurologist appointment at Phoenix Children's Hospital tomorrow afternoon. So it will be good to have both our neurologist and our neurosurgeon in the same room to continue to hash through this. This is definitely a prayer point for us tomorrow.

During my quiet time today God brought me again to James 1:5, which says "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (NASB) What a great and glorious promise, especially for us at this particular time. We certainly have asked repeatedly, and with the faith that is required and mentioned in the following verses.

We are still on track for the first stem cell collection tomorrow at 8:00 AM.

On a lighter note, Abby was invited to a Mary Kay party today. Her favorite Mary Kay product of the day was "Satin Lips" (see attached picture). She had lots of fun being a lady with the rest of the women, though the promise of watching "Tom and Jerry" (her favorite cartoon right now) did eventually lure her away. :-)

04:24 AM, 07 Jun 2004 by C. R. Oldham Permalink | Comments (0) | Attach Photo