Saturday, October 29, 2011

For my lil' sister (Guest Blogger - Micki)

Hello, Micki here (the big sister).  I am guest blogging for Rachel.  Since her last post she has had several doctor’s appointments and short stay at UPMC Montefiore (Pittsburgh) under the care of Dr. Zeh and Dr. Slivka.  She decided not to continue with the clinical trials in Canton with Dr. Gabrial.     
The evening of Monday, October 24th she was admitted through the emergency room at UPMC. 
On Wednesday, October 26th she had 2 stents placed in her liver to drain toxins.  Rachel returned home to her beautiful daughters on Thursday, October 27.  She is receiving home nursing care so that she can stay at home and avoid future emergency room visits.   Rachel was visited by the hospice nurse but decided against receiving their services so she would still have the option of TPN (IV nutrition).  Her pain is being controlled by a pain pump and she is on oxygen to help her breathe.  

On Friday, October 28, 2011, she recorded herself reading a Disney Princess book for the girls, enjoyed some Kentucky Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes & gravy and green beans and spent the day with Mom, Vera, Misty and me hanging out.

I will continue to provide updates on her blog and on Facebook.

Continue to pray, send good vibs and positive energy her way.

Please feel free to share your stories and pictures about Rachel, how you met her or an adventure you had her, either here or on Facebook.
If you want to send her a private message you can email me at and I will read them to her or send a card to her home address 803 4th St Belpre OH 45714.

The big sister,


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  2. Sending big hugs and many prayers for a special lady who never quits but fights on for those she loves. God Bless you Rachel and thank you Micki. xo

  3. Thank you MIcki for updating us. As one who has prayed without ceasing, intending for all good for Rachel, I will continue in this effort and also for you and the rest of the family as you make this journey together.

  4. Thanks for the update, Micki. To Rachel, thank you for being such an inspiration to so many people. Your daughters are lucky to have been born to The Worlds Best Mommy! We continue to pray for you...keep on fighting! Love you always, cuz!

  5. I don't know you, but I am a friend of Cindy's and found your blog through her. My mother was treated for gall bladder/liver cancer at the same hospital by the same people this summer, and I hope they're treating you as well as they treated her. You are all in my prayers, God bless you all.