Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart


Getting Her Fix

We had such a wonderful time at dinner last night. We talked. We laughed. We visited. We laughed. We remembered. We laughed. We caught up on new jobs and wedding plans. We laughed and then we laughed so more. It was such a treat. Dave did find that Omaha steak he was searching for. It was a really great evening. We were so encouraged by their reaction to our Ashley. "She looks like a toddler" they exclaimed. It did my heart SO good to hear this. Thank you Em and Heather for inviting us out and for taking time to visit. You touched our hearts last night and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Ash has been going through withdraws. This time its not drug related its Blue related. At this very moment she is sitting on her daddy's lap, getting her cytogam infusion, and clapping to Blues Clues. We only brought one of her DVDs with us and it got left in the car in the parking garage on the other side of the campus from where we are staying. So we thought this would be a good time to try and ease her into a little rehab. Let me just share with you that this morning we are VERY thankful for the Childlife services here at the hospital. They brought in three episodes and our Ashley's morning is going much better now that she is hanging out with Steve, Joe, and Blue. I'm telling you this is getting ridiculous, but we are trying.

From what we can tell by looking at the disk of Ashley's scans we are feeling pretty good about where she is. Its not official by any means but there are DRASTIC changes in the pictures of her lungs and we are very encouraged. We are looking forward to discussing them with Oncology tomorrow morning. There is just one small spot that we are concerned with where the largest of the 4 tumors was located, but it has obviously been attacked and reduced by the chemo and we are so thankful. We will share with you what tomorrow's discussions bring.

Ash should be finishing up her infusion in the next hour or so, and then we are off to grab some lunch. This afternoon and evening we are hoping to meet up with a couple more friends to hug necks, deliver paintings, and catch up. I am really looking forward to seeing them. I hope it all works out. Thank you for your encouraging words this week and for all of your prayers concerning this trip. We have lots and lots of things to discuss with our team tomorrow and we are excited about having some sort of plan for the upcoming months. As always you are loved and appreciated. Take care today and God bless. Trish


At 11:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is Good! Continuing to pray for the meeting tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

At 11:56 AM , Blogger Mayhem And Miracles said...

Even though the scans are preliminary, it is SO GOOD to hear that there are noticeable changes. That's progress in the right direction! Thank you God, for hearing our prayers and touching Ashley's body and life in so many small and very big ways.

At 12:28 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

Sounds like good news to me! We've been praying for you guys.

Glad you had such a wonderful evening with your friends.

Thanks for keeping us posted.


At 12:33 PM , Anonymous becky said...

Wonderful news! Will wait anxiously to hear the official report. You have a crew here in Kalamazoo praying for all of you.


At 2:15 PM , Blogger Heather said...

I have a princess smiling at me from my bulletin board now--how perfect! Thanks again and it was so great to see you!


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