Before and After
This is the scan of Ashley's lungs taken Feb. 21st. The large, gray circles on the bottom are the two largest tumors that were located. When I first saw the pictures I was concerned. Then they held up a ruler to the pictures and showed me the actual size of what had grown inside of her lungs and I was terrified. We quickly decided that a lung biopsy, spinal tap and bone marrow biopsy were necessary to determine exactly what we were seeing. The rest is history. Part of Ashley's story.
This is the scan of Ashley's lungs taken on Tuesday, July 17th. Its pretty easy to see that those large circles are no longer there. Dave and I are hoping to hear that this part of Ashley's story is over. We are praying that tomorrow we are told that she no longer has PTLD and that chemotherapy is just history for her. God has taken her this far and I am believing that He plans on taking her a lot farther.
We still haven't discussed anything with her doctors but to say that we are encouraged is an understatement. When I saw Tuesday's scan I felt as though a very heavy weight had been lifted off of my heart and I haven't stopped smiling. We still need to hear the official words, but we are definitely sleeping better than we have in months. To see our sweet Ashley playing on the bed tonight and causing all kinds of trouble is a beautiful sight. She is amazing, and everyday she lives reminds me of God's grace and mercy. Walking through the halls of this hospital I am haunted by memories of the harder days. The days when I was so unsure of her future. At the same time those haunting memories strengthen my faith in Him. He brought her through those days and He has allowed her to spend another day with her mommy and daddy. Tonight we are nothing but thankful.
Thank you for your prayers. You have faithfully walked beside on us on the hard days as well as the easier ones. I know it has been difficult. Tomorrow I hope to share one of the easier, happier ones with all of you. Take care my friends. You are loved. Trish