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

Friday, October 8, 2010

Improving (day +14)

We've been here at the hospital for 22 days. Gracie is improving More each day. Yesterday they took her off the morphine pump but still left the button for if she needs it. She pushed it a few times in the night. Today they put her on lortab every four hours and she is doing awesome. She is happy and talking a lot. Every smile makes me feel so blessed!!
She went over to her play area again this morning for more coloring and painting. She is such an artist :)
They started her on the milk pump last night at 10 ml an hour. That's hardly anything (2 tsp) but she did great and didn't puke at all!! Knock on wood. They are going to increase it to 15 ml an hour continuous over the weekend and see how shes doing on Monday and taper off on the TPN. They said if she keeps doing so well that she could probably get out of here sometime next week!! Her kidney, heart, and liver function are all doing great as well. Her counts are good and she hasn't needed transfusions the last two days.
After we get out of here, she will need to stay at the Ronald McDonald house for a while. Then maybe we can go home for a little while before radiation in a few weeks.


  1. I am sooo happy to hear good news! We pray for Gracie and your family every day.

  2. Yay I am so happy to see a smile on her face. Glad to hear she is doing better. You are all in my prayers.