Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

5/11/2007

No Bugs, Just Drugs

This morning Ashley's doctor stopped in to let us know that all tests, labs, and cultures have come back clear. There are no bugs and all of her trouble has been caused by her chemotherapy drugs. We will start Ash on feeds this morning and watch her WBC count to see if it starts to bounce back. If all goes well and she tolerates her feeds again then we will probably be discharged tomorrow. She has been fever free for 48 hours now and thats the mark we needed to hit. Once her oncologist in Dallas gives his o.k. to our local doctor then we will be signing those discharge papers in the morning. Yeah!

I really believe in my heart that once she finishes her chemotherapy that she will begin to take off. She just feels so crummy with each treatment and by the time she recovers it is time to go back in and go for another round. She only has 7 more weeks from today until she has completed the 6 required cycles. At the end of that last cycle we will scan her lungs to see if the tumors are gone. My prayer is that they are and that they never come back! I know that there will always be a possibility for the cancer to return, but I also know that God can work miracles.

I am encouraged this morning. I am excited about going home this weekend. Thank you so much for praying for our little pickle this week. She is still grumpy, but I don't mind. I'm just thankful that the fever is gone, the vomiting has ceased, and her blood is clear of infection. She got through another tough one, and we are looking for her to perk back up just as soon as she gets a few more cells on board. Take care today and God Bless you. Trish

11 Comments:

At 9:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You Father that she is infection FREE!!!!!!!!! Trish i will pray especially hard for your peace to return and for sweet sleep to fall over you! I love the image of being cuddled in the arms of God while He is protecting us from all who desire to bring us harm, fear or doubt! He promised to. I love you baby sister and am so excited about being with you next month! (Ash needs a refill of her Aunt Kathy's awneriness!)

I will call you afterwhile~ love, Kathy

 
At 9:52 AM , Blogger Edith said...

Praise God - that's wonderful news! Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

edith

 
At 10:27 AM , Blogger Sun said...

I recently got this in an email from a friend of mine and wanted to share it with you...


You can run to Him and hide and find a place of rest. Someone read this verse in church a while back and I was really touched by it: “About Benjamin he said: "Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders." (Deuteronomy 33:12) Think about that…the one the Lord love rests between His shoulders….doesn’t that suggest to you the idea of being embraced, enfolded in His loving arms? I love the mental image this brings to mind. That’s the freedom we have in Christ….we can rest safely in His arms.

I felt like God wanted me to share that portion of my friend's e-mail with you. I too battle fear - it is a dirty war - hits you where you are most vulnerable and as a mommy with young...that is where satan aims. Trish, you are such a sweet person...will pray for peace to settle into your innermost places, for rest to come...much love. Sunshine

my blog is
http://hope-n-grace.blogspot.com/

thanks for sharing your journey. Sunshine

 
At 11:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a blessing it was to read your update! Continuing to praise God and pray fervently for your whole family, especially Ashley.
Love in Christ

 
At 11:32 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

o thank the good Lord! how wonderful HE is!

blessings...

 
At 11:50 AM , Blogger jtcosby said...

YEAH!!! WOO HOO! AWESOME!!! Love & Prayers! Tamara

 
At 11:57 AM , Blogger Susan said...

Praising God that Ashley is germ free! Six more weeks...she is strong. God will deliver her. He is crazy about her too!

Love and hugs!

 
At 7:52 PM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

Praising God....hopeful for your discharge home ...Praying

 
At 9:53 PM , Anonymous dee buchanan said...

So relieved to hear the good news! Rejoicing with you all!

 
At 10:31 PM , Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Hooray for good results! God is good, all the time :)

I hope this is the beginning of a peaceful, happy weekend for y'all!

 
At 11:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying!

 

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