On Tuesday August 4th, Abby was on her way to a dreaded sinus surgery when a lab test showed that her hemoglobin was low. Really low. Of course, being the non-medical people they are, Abby and Mom didn't really know how low it was, but it did explain little headaches and how tired Abs was feeling.
By that Friday morning, it was confirmed Abigail indeed had leukemia, but the specific type was yet to be determined. Following this news, Abby was admitted to St. Cloud Hospital to begin a general oral chemotherapy for the weekend.
Thursday, August 13th, Abby was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). The fight is on. Abby will be undergoing chemotherapy until remission is achieved to be followed by a stem cell/bone marrow transplant. AML is not the easiest type of leukemia that the doctors were originally hoping for, but it is not the worst. While statistics say that there is about a 50% chance of survival, we are to be reminded that each case is different. For Abs, it's looking good, but it's going to take some work.
Experiencing cancer stinks physically, emotionally, and also financially. If you would like to donate money to Abigail's cancer fund, it would really really be appreciated since this whole experience she didn't ask for is going to cost more than her four years of college that she will be able to have because she and and her family could afford all of this expensive medical stuff.
Online, you can donate through gofundme: www.gofundme.com/963ufqpw (http://www.gofundme.com/963ufqpw
) There is also the option to donate through a benefit fund set up at Pine Country Bank. All you would have to do is go to any branch of Pine Country, and tell them you would like to donate to Abigail Segler's fund. You can also donate through Grace Covenant Church in Little Falls. Thank you also for all the help by supporting us emotionally by being there through comments and reading the CaringBridge, taking Eli and Issy to do fun stuff, being a friend to Lisa and Brian, helping around the house, praying, etc. The list goes on and the support has been incredible all around and is just as necessary and appreciated as financial help of any amount is. God Bless.