Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

9/24/2007

Back to the OR

Morning rounds bring us news we were hoping not to hear. This morning they are leaning towards rejection. They really feel that it is because of her rejecting her bowel that she has become so sick, and that it probably led this mystery virus. They have scheduled her to be in the OR at 1:30 today to do a very thorough scope of her upper and lower bowel to see how much damage has been done. She will be intubated during the procedure and we pray that she returns to us off of the vent. She woke with a cough and congestion in her chest this morning and I am sure it is because she has been flat on her back for over a week. Hopefully this will not cause her difficulty coming off after the procedure.

I had been hoping to somehow be told that we were on our way home. I have been so positive this morning really believing that all could be fine and that she is over the worst. I REALLY wanted to fly home with Dave tomorrow. My heart is disappointed. I am trying not to cry. I was told again that we need to be prepared to stay for a while. This is the part that hurts the most. Being away from the kids and the five of us being separated again is so hard on all of us. Ash loves her daddy and she loves Blake and Allie and she NEEDS them. I hate it for her that they will not be close.

Emotional state of mind today? Very, very fragile. I'm trying, but it is so tough this morning. I will post once we have returned from the OR. Thanks for praying. Trish

32 Comments:

At 12:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holding all of you (and especially sweet Ashley) up in prayer today.

 
At 12:10 PM , Blogger Sun said...

We are praying! Sunshine

 
At 12:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are here and we are praying, and we will not stop and we will not loose faith or hope.

 
At 12:14 PM , Anonymous Heidi said...

Sending love and energy to you all.

 
At 12:17 PM , Anonymous Jule White said...

Sending love and prayers. My heart aches for all of you.

Love, Jule White

 
At 12:19 PM , Blogger Carey said...

Lifting your sweet Ashley in prayers today.

 
At 12:20 PM , Anonymous Christy said...

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

may HIS strength be yours....
christy

 
At 12:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

praying and thinking of Ashley all day....Hurting for you, clinging to Jesus, Abba Father, please hear us and guide this outcome. Please. Colleen

 
At 12:22 PM , Anonymous Natalie said...

Praying Hard! Praying the surgery goes well, Allie and Blake are comforted, you and Dave have strength and peace. I know it must be hard for Dave to leave tomorrow. And for you to stay and be away from the rest of your fam. Again I am praying hard for Ashley-that she will have complete healing and get better very soon.

 
At 12:27 PM , Anonymous courtney said...

Constantly lifting precious Ashley up in my prayers.

 
At 12:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly....we cry out to God for you and with you!

Lubbock, TX

 
At 12:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying and praying. Praying for her health and her bowel and her lungs and for your peace and comfort.

 
At 12:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katelyn just texted me from school asking about an update . . . not a day goes by that she doesn't follow-up on Ashley's progress.

We are praying for God, as her great physician, to see her thru today's procedures.

You all are much loved - Darlene

 
At 12:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lifting you all up in prayer today! Oh Trish-my heart aches and breaks with yours at the same time.
Loving your family!
Shari

 
At 12:36 PM , Blogger Sunny Day Tag Girl said...

I have kept you all in my prayers for months now...there were always tons of comments so I kept to myself. I post now so you can see just how much your baby girl and family is loved. I know the OR is not the answer you are looking for, but through this they can find more solid answers which will lead to more solid treatment. Please remember God has a plan for Ashley's life and however he moves in her life, it will bring about great things...
Hang in there...I know HE won't give you anything you can't handle. He chose YOU and DAVE to be her parents knowing everything that was going to happen. HE chose YOU, good and faithful servent for all the GOOD works that are being done through Ashley and her story! Proverbs 3:5 &6 comes to mind..."Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your paths."

 
At 12:47 PM , Blogger Amy T said...

Praying the trip to the OR will bring about some GOOD changes and that even though Dave has to leave earlier, praying that you and Ashley are not too far behind him. Praying for God to rain comfort down on you both during this hard, hard time. We will continue to lift you up especially when you don't think you can stand any more.

 
At 12:51 PM , Blogger jtcosby said...

PRAYING! PRAYING IT'S NOT REJECTION.

 
At 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please remember that although Dave may leave tomorrow, you will not be alone.God stands strong beside you, and your "prayer warriors" will be with you in spirit.

 
At 1:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you all today and lifting Ashley in special prayers. May God be with you.

 
At 1:35 PM , Blogger Morgy's Mama said...

I was just talking to someone about you and Ashley this weekend. I was sharing her story and thought about how incredible she is. Her life points straight to the Lord. It leaves no room for interpretation... it's simply His. We're praying for Ashley's little body and for yours and Dave's spirits as this unfolds. We love you even though we don't actually know you. Amazing! Thank you God and thank you Ashley.

 
At 1:50 PM , Anonymous Misty said...

Trish, I am so sorry you guys are going through this. I wish there was something I could do for you to make it all go away and your entire family could be home under one roof.....praying praying praying for you!!!

 
At 1:59 PM , Anonymous lori said...

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers today!

 
At 2:04 PM , Blogger cindy/barron said...

My heart breaks to see Ashley going through so much but the Heavenly father is going to make her stronger. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to ask. We are praying continously . We have been out of town and did not have excess to a computer and i was going crazy not being able to check on the little princess.Give ASH a hug and kiss from and aunt that shes never met I love her as she is my own.Will be waiting on an update

 
At 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying that all 5 of you will be reunited quickly. Praying that Ash is completely healed. I pray that God will show you his grace through this trial & one day very soon you will blog to all of us about all of the good things God taught you during this difficult time! James 1:2-3.
Brandi in PA :)

 
At 2:09 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

I'm praying for you and Ashley today.

 
At 2:14 PM , Anonymous Deanna buchanan said...

Oh, Trish. I am so saddened to hear the news. But, God is a great God, and has promised to be your strength IF you wait (hope) in Him. We are praying for all of you. My heart hurts with you.

 
At 2:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for Ash as she faces the OR today. Praying for each of your family members. . .~Chan~

 
At 2:21 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Hugs and prayers---thinking of you today!

 
At 2:33 PM , Blogger Alicia said...

Lord, guide the hands of those who will help Ashley today. Be with every member in the OR giving them wisdom and clarity. Comfort Trish and Dave as they wait for news. And be their strength and their peace.

 
At 2:34 PM , Anonymous Shelly said...

I have been following your story for quite some time. My prayers go out to your entire family.

Shelly
Fayetteville, AR

 
At 3:07 PM , Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

The Lord bless you, and keep you, and make His face shine upon you--and give you peace.

Continuing to pray for each one of you to be held very tenderly in His care today.

Love,
Sarah

 
At 3:09 PM , Blogger Sheryl said...

We're holding all of you close in prayer.

With love,
The Phillips Family

 

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