Wednesday, August 26, 2009

UPDATE - 8/26/09 - 9:30am

Campbell had another good night last night. She was up at 1:30am looking for more "pumpkin muffy" and some juice - which was happily provided! She is sitting up and eating this morning and watching some of her shows and beginning to act more like herself. Around 9:00am the Neurosurgeon came in and removed the drain from her head which, although not the most pleasant experience, was greatly appreciated by Cam! She'll be getting a bath today and hopefully get her hair brushed which will make her mother happy!

Her appetite seems to be coming back and she was having some french toast (w/ketchup, of course - yuck!) and bacon so we are hoping that she starts to put on some of the weight that she lost over the past week.

They plan on getting her up and about today to play some games, take a walk and start to get her motor skills going again. We will most likely be transferred out of the PICU either today or tomorrow and possibly will be home on Friday (or else it will be Monday).

Yesterday, we met both the radiation oncologist and another one of the pediatric oncology team. They still don't have all of the results back from the pathologist at Johns Hopkins so we won't be sure what the extent of the chemotherapy and radiation will be.

We are trying to remain cautiously optimistic based on all of the positive results thus far without getting overly optimistic. She remains a very sick little girl but we will take her however we can!

Caitlin and Caroline are enjoying their time in South Carolina and seem to have been able to temporarily be themselves again. They call to check on their sister multiple times a day and are really looking forward to getting home to see her.

On a personal note, Robin and I are so touched by your continued love, support and prayers. It is comforting and humbling to feel the outpouring of support in so many ways from so many people. Needless to say, we can never thank you all enough for what you have done. Our family could not have gotten through all of this without you and we will never forget your overwhelming acts of kindness. We are truly blessed to have you all in our lives.

Please continue to pray for "Miss Cam"!

With Love,

Greg, Robin, Caitlin, Caroline & Campbell Grace


  1. Very encouraging and wonderful. Amazing how much progress she has made in a few short days. We will keep praying and thinking positive thoughts!
    All my love,
    "Mrs. Lev"

  2. Great to hear that Campbell is becoming her old self again. We keep thinking about all of you. Every morning Samantha insists on checking the Campbell update. Hang in there. So happy about the positive news! Palazzolo Family

  3. So glad to hear that Campbell is making such great progress. You all continue to be in our prayers. Please let us know how we can help with Caitlin and Caroline when they return from South Carolina.
    The Blejwas Family

  4. Good to hear all the continued progress!! I am glad at least Mike gets to make it to see you guys!

  5. It takes a strong little girl to eat french toast with ketchup - that's got to be a good sign! It's wonderful to hear the positive news. Our prayers for Campbell continue. XOXO The D'Aurias

  6. This is awesome news!!!
    She is truely remarkable.
    All of you continueto be in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Snyders