My beautiful niece Gracie was recently diagnosed with Neuroblastoma (cancer). It is still early in the diagnosis and we are awaiting results to know more about the fight that Gracie will face. I've created this blog as an outlet for friends and family to stay informed about her journey and a way for friends and family to make anonymous contributions towards her care and the mounting expenses her family will face. Gracie is a fighter and the bravest 3 year old I know. Hundreds of people love you Gracie and are praying for you. "Be strong and of good courage for the Lord thy God is with thee" Joshua 1:9

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Looking better

March 25th 2010-3 weeks in the hospital
March 28-2010

Thank you to everyone who has fasted and prayed for Gracie. We feel the Lord blessing us and little Gracie. She has been on the iv nutrition all week and is back up to 32 lbs! She looks a lot better and is starting to feel a bit better too. She hasnt puked in 3 days so that is good. She wanted to eat last night but didnt know what she wanted. she tried a little bite of chocolate and said it was gross. then tried a bite of cracker and spit it out. then she had a few bites of bean burrito and seemed to like it. She woke me up at 11:30 and said she wanted a corn dog and fries so I got her some from the cafeteria and she had a few bites of that too. :) Good thing the cafeteria is open til 2 am!

Her mouth sores seem to be all gone now and she is back to sucking her thumb. :) I never thought I would be happy to see her suck her thumb because before this all happened we really tried to discourage her from doing it. Today she was rubbing her head and said "I'm mad". I said "why are you mad?" and she said "because my hair is gone" I told her I understand she is mad and that it will grow back in a while. She isnt interested in wearing any hats or anything so far.

Her blood counts are all up to normal now because of the shots she has at nights for the white cells and she had her 4th transfusion of packed red blood cells, they also gave her some platelets this week. We would love to take her home before the next round of chemo but she needs to eat bette than a few bites. :) we are definitely making progress though!


  1. I am so glad to hear that she is doing better. We will continue to pray for a hearty appetite.

  2. Glad to hear the good news!!! A corn dog and some fries sounds good to me too! Hoping it will continue to be better.

  3. she is seriously beautiful without the hair. Not everyone would be. It would be wonderful if she could go home for a bit. We will continue to fast and pray. Love you!