Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart


Uh Oh....

Ashley had absolutely no idea what to do with the bottle. She thought it was a great toy to shake around but had no interest in it getting into her mouth. Next I tried putting it into a sippy cup. Again is was fun to shake around and watch the milk splash all around, but no interest in actually ingesting it. OK, I have one more idea. How about putting the milk in a spoon and then feeding her by spoon. BINGO!! We were able to feed her 12 spoons. If I had to guess I would have to say that there was about 1cc per spoon. They were not anywhere near full spoonfuls, but hey we have to start somewhere and she is just a little pickle. After the "feeding frenzy" we laid her down for a nap and Trish and I went to get some lunch and turn in our application for our new apartment.

We returned just as Ash was beginning to wake up. I climbed up in the bed with her and we started playing with her toys. After about 30 minutes of play there was a weird sound coming from deep inside the Gherkin. Uh Oh... She worked up a bit of a mess. Within the next 30 minutes we had another 2 episodes. I just don't know why every time we start to feed her we have these problems. I just pray that today's episodes will not lead to a decrease in feeds and an increase in TPN tomorrow. Please be with us in prayer that toady's trouble will not continue tomorrow. We are really hopeful that Ash will continue to progress and really really pray that she could be released from the hospital before Christmas. We would love to have all 3 of our kids in our little apartment for Christmas. Last year we spent Christmas in the hospital in Dallas and I would love to not repeat that with Christmas in the hospital in Omaha.

Thank you for praying for our Gherkin today. We love and appreciate each and every one of you who care so much for our little pickle.



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