Doing Better


Hi all – Got Sally asleep and I am going to try and join her, so a quick update:

– Sally doing much better. She received antibiotics and fluids which have broken the fever. She is being given a very small dose of morphine every 4 hours to help with the pain she has due to the sores in her mouth. She won’t take a bottle or suck her thumb, but will eat spoon fed solids.

– Beyond that, doctors didn’t have much to say, this is very typical in infants during treatment. We will continue on with treatment and wait for her blood counts to rise. Stinks, but is what it is and part of her getting better.

– Sally needs O- blood and platelets over the coming months. Anybody can donate platelets, but all donors must meet the requirements in this link. If you do, please call Mary to set up an appointment at 212.638.3335. Be sure to say its for Sally Kabel.

– Save The Date – Friends and family are going to hold a fundraiser for Sally on Saturday, September 14th from 7-10pm at McFadden’s in Manhattan. Details to come. If you wish to help, donate an item, or have questions, please email AnnMarie at

Well, her highness is calling me so gotta run. Goodnight all, love you, please pray for Sally.




11 Responses

  1. Ron
    Ron July 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm | | Reply

    Glad to read about her doing better. I will keep Sally in my prayers.

    GRAMPA July 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm | | Reply

    Matt am praying for you and Nicole as well as Sally to have the strength to handle these situations. I know it is very difficult but considering my girl it is understandable that you are able to handle it and may the Lord give you that strength. grampa k

  3. Jeanine
    Jeanine July 26, 2013 at 7:05 am | | Reply

    Praying everyday for all of you!

  4. vanessa
    vanessa July 26, 2013 at 7:35 am | | Reply

    Sally, as your family are in my prayers Matt!!! Don’t loose faith…..You precious lit girl is probably much stronger than anybody knows……
    Muchlove to sally and the rest of your family…

  5. Marcia
    Marcia July 26, 2013 at 9:24 am | | Reply

    Hey Matt…this phone number for Mary doesn’t seem to work. Shall I email the original guy I had contacted about donating?

  6. Ethnea Runfola
    Ethnea Runfola July 26, 2013 at 9:26 am | | Reply

    Matt, love & prayers for Sally & all. My heart goes out to you.

  7. Helen Hentschel
    Helen Hentschel July 26, 2013 at 11:15 am | | Reply

    Hi Matt, Sorry that Sally had to be admitted. Praying for Sally, you, Nicole , Thomas and William . Stay strong . Love you, Aunt Helen

  8. Sharon r. Kabel
    Sharon r. Kabel July 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm | | Reply

    Matt,Nicole, Thomas, William and Sally,

    I keep you in my heart and pray continuously as you fight the fight. It is a fight for life which is so difficult when you are less that one year old, so all of our prayers go to support Sally and our family and friends. May our prayers beat the disease which threatens Sally’s life. Gram K

  9. Cynthia Kabel
    Cynthia Kabel July 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm | | Reply

    Praying for Sally every minute of the day Matt and Nicole. If you need anything, please ask. See you this weekend!! I love you all…

  10. Michele
    Michele July 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm | | Reply

    Thinking of you all the time! xoxo

  11. Dennis
    Dennis July 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm | | Reply

    Hi Matt and Kabel family,

    My daughter went through a liver transplant at 13 months followed by several open heart surgeries. I know how you feel. You already have the best advice, never let her see you down. Little girls are amazingly tough, Sally is in our prayers, I’ll call E.J. and tell him to win it all for her!

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