Abby's fight against Leukemia
Abby Usher is an 8 year old girl from Eastaboga, AL that was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) on April 30, 2014. Abby is the daughter of Jeff and Allison Usher and a big sister to AJ (6) and Jayden (4). Abby's daddy Jeff is a log truck driver for RC Timber Co. and Abby's mom Allison had to quit her job as a preschool teacher when Abby was diagnosed in order to take care of Abby's needs during her treatments. Abby is currently taking very intense chemotherapy. Abby and her parents make weekly visits to Birmingham children's hospital for her chemo treatments. The bills are mounting despite Abby's illness. This family could use your help with some of these expenses. Thank you, for your support. God Bless.+ Read More
Abby has started the maintenance phase of her chemotherapy! This phase is 2 years long and includes monthly visits to her doctor for lab checks, IV chemo, and home chemo meds. Abby will get to return to school and is looking forward to getting somewhat of a "normal" life back. Please continue to pray for Abby as she is taking meds daily to keep her cancer in remission. Thank you for all of your support! Gods got this!
Morning update: our fighter is definitely putting up a good fight against this leukemia! Her little body has had some high doses of chemo and her blood and bone marrow are trying to recover. Her counts went down again over night hemoglobin is 6.5, platelets are 12, and ANC is 50. She will get blood for sure and possibly more platelets today. Abby keeps running just enough of a fever to keep her nurses on their toes. Still no growth on blood cultures which means NO bacterial infection! She continues to smile and fight back! Her doctor said the blood she does have is HEARTY blood because to look at her you would think she was perfectly fine! That's because God is shining through her and reminding us that everything will be ok! Thank you, for your prayers! Gods got this! Lots of love, mom
Abby and I put on our brave faces today and made a great team. Abby received her platelets around lunch and once we got to her room they came in to give her her blood. She is still getting blood as we speak. I pray this helps bring her back to "normal" and helps her feel better. She is still running a low fever. Please continue to pray for her to get well soon and for her counts to recover. Thank you for your support
Update: Abby has had an ok day. She has complained about shortness of breath and a little pain in her chest, back, and shoulder when she takes a deep breath. We have called her nurse and she has agreed that the pain is most likely a cramp since it doesn't hurt with every breath and based on her getting winded easier and her skin being pale she is probably in need of blood. She has an appt in the morning so we will know for sure when they check her labs. She is still running a low grade temp (100.2) no fever!!! Please pray it doesn't go any higher! Despite all this, she is still smiling! She is SO tough! Please pray for a good report tomorrow and an easy port access with NO fear or tears. I will be taking Abby to her appt by myself tomorrow since daddy and nana have to work. Please pray for me to be able to stay strong for Abby and to be what she needs tomorrow for her to stay strong. Thank you for all of your prayers! I hope everyone has a blessed week! Gods got this!!! Lots of love, mom