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Posted 2019-05-10T20:17:00Z

One Year and Happy Birthday!

Ollie is doing great! She sends an update:

Dear Family and Friends,
Hard to believe that I have been on the cancer journey for a year.  It started April 2, 2018.  I have been blessed with your prayers, cards, calls, and good wishes many times over this past year.  
The Lord has provided me with amazing family support and super doctors, nurses and medical teams in Arizona and Nebraska. 

Here's the latest update:
Weather finally gave us a break to see the oncologist in Omaha on the 11 of April after some cancellations because of storms and flooding.  A scan indicated an abscess infection on the right side of my abdomen in an area that was affected before.  A new drain tube was installed and I have received an IV antibiotic every day at the local hospital for about a month, this will continue for a few more weeks.  I am doing much better and have no reaction from the antibiotic.  They had an allergy screening done before starting treatment to find something that would work.
All is well for the moment.

I have finished physical therapy (PT), and just do at home follow-ups at this time.  I also have promoted to a cane instead of a walker, and can walk short distances with no support- Lightens the load.  Yeah!
Hair is growing back- feeling good!  
Prayers, cards, texts and calls mean a lot.   

Thanks for all the support,

As Ollie says, she is making progress towards returning home!  She is still on the feeding tube and continuing to attend speech therapy. 
She celebrated her birthday with all of her brothers and sisters at Pearl's, which was a special treat she really enjoyed! 
If you wish to send anything, continue to use Pearl's address (listed in previous journal entries). 

Next update soon! 

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Comments (5)

  • Janet Bobar
    Janet Bobar

    Good news! Keep up the good work, Ollie. Were all so proud of your courage and stamina. Happy belated birthday! Hugs, Janet

    one year ago · Reply
  • Terri Fields
    Terri Fields

    Ollie, sending you love for continued healing. terri

    one year ago · Reply
  • amanda shepherd
    amanda shepherd

    Yay Ollie!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!! I have been thinking about you!!! You are doing so well!! You need to get better so we can do a small school workshop together. Its May as you know and its crazy cold here...can you believe it? We are saving your place when it gets warmer. hugs. Get well soon!

    one year ago · Reply
  • amanda shepherd
    amanda shepherd

    Ollie!!! How are you doing? I have been thinking about you so much!!! How are you doing. write soon. hugs! -- amanda

    11 months ago · Reply
  • amanda shepherd
    amanda shepherd

    PS can you send me your address via yahoo.

    11 months ago · Reply
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