Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Last Friday Abigail had her final tie with cancer removed--her port. A port is a small nickel-sized device that hooks into the vein leaving your heart. It's used for easier access for blood draws and quick dispersal of elixir from heaven (chemo). 
 I was surprised how well she did. She's never even needed so much as a dose of Tylenol since. In fact, she did so well that we took her to Disney's Hollywood studios the next day. 

I don't know how much she actually realizes because while we tell her that there is no port and that it's all gone, She still has dissolvable stitches and a bandage on her chest.  Hard to be "all gone" when it's still there, right?

But the reality is that the rest of her family knows. It's finally starting to sink in that this chapter of our life is winding down. Don't get me wrong we're not out of the woods altogether with Abigail (relapses are still possible even if rare) and we are practically married to the oncology department at the children's hospital for at least another five years, but if all goes well the worst with Abigail is over.  Now, if we could just get Natasha to that point. ..


  1. This is so great to hear!! What a cutie she is ! Her hair has grown in so beautiful!

  2. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I am so glad! Yay! I've been waiting Forever for you to update. What a wonderful milestone she's reached. :)

  4. I just love Natasha and Abigail, they are the the best siblings ever i bet hollywood would make a movie about you and your life with the girls when its all over. Anyway i wish you guys the best of luck for future keep on fighting!

  5. I've only just seen this, but oh my goodness. I'd love to meet these little girls and take them out for the day. So inspirational. Such cuties, could cuddle then all day. You've got my support all the way. Need anything, email me at or Facebook me Yazmiin Davies. I'd love to help. Lots of love x x x x

  6. This is wonderful news! I pray for your girls and your family. How is Natasha doing?