At 3:00 this afternoon our sweet Ashley Kate finally woke up. As I was folding laundry I heard a little squeak behind me and when I looked into her crib she was smiling the sweetest smile. Oh, how I missed her smile yesterday. Her daddy came in and was so pleased to see her awake. He scooped her up and they have found themselves a place on the couch to play. She is giggling away as I type. We are so thankful she woke up and seems to have regained a little strength. After watching her sleep for a little more than 40 hours straight you can't help but become a little concerned. As long as she stays fever free then we will just wait for her count to rebound. She should start feeling stronger and more energetic each day now that she is awake. I will be so glad to put all of the chemotherapy and its side effects behind us. By Monday I expect her count to have come up drastically. Then life without chemo really begins. We find ourselves praying several times a day that the tumors are gone and that they won't return. I suppose we will be able to relax a little more once her scans are complete and the films show that there is nothing suspicious left. Because of this reason our Omaha trip can't come to soon for me.
I just wanted to thank you for your prayers and let you all know that our princess was awake. Have a great afternoon and enjoy your weekend. God Bless. Trish