Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

9/22/2007

Update!!

Thank you for your suggestions, however most if not all have been ruled out based on Ash's presentation. We are happy with the level of care today and harbor no bad feelings about last night. Things just get a little scary when her hair starts falling out and the skin starts falling off her hand. Ashley has been seen by Transplant, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, Radiology and Pediatrics now. The crazy thing is that her presentation does not fit the norm, typically Ashley Kate. They have begun 3 antibiotics however most agree this is probably not bacterial in nature. A virus is still the primary concern. They have ordered more tests than I think she has ever had. We will be going downstairs in a bit to do another type of GI scan as they found quite a bit of dilated bowel on the CT we did earlier. I asked how stable she is right now as I need to make a decision about getting home to the older kids and getting back to my responsibilities at work. The answer "Let's have you stick around a couple of more days."

Thank you again for your prayers, we do not take those for granted.

DAVE

13 Comments:

At 3:46 PM , Anonymous Courtney said...

Thank you for the regular updates depsite your anxiety and emotions. We continue to lift you all up in prayer and pray that she will begin to show improvement soon!

 
At 3:53 PM , Blogger Carey said...

Thanks for the update. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

 
At 4:09 PM , Blogger Amy T said...

Thank you so much for the updates. We'll keep praying around here.

 
At 4:12 PM , Anonymous Dee Dee in NC said...

Praying. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

 
At 4:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still praying for all of your family!

 
At 4:40 PM , Anonymous lori said...

Thank you so much for the update. Just wanted you to know we are praying! Hope you get some answers soon.

Blessings,
Lori

 
At 4:40 PM , Anonymous nikki said...

Thank you for updating! We continue to pray specifics, including everything back home.

 
At 4:42 PM , Blogger jtcosby said...

thank you for updating! I check it OFTEN to see how the little gherkin is doing. Praying!!!

 
At 5:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I check often,too. Little Ashley has become like a member of our family.We all pray for her and the whole family.I pray especially for Ash's grandparents.Not only do the see their granddaughter in pain,they also see their children suffering. Prayers to all of you.

 
At 5:49 PM , Blogger Sun said...

thank you for your regular updates - still praying and will not stop! Sunshine

 
At 7:39 PM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

I can not imagine how you both are feeling nor do I want to try to ....all I can do is pray....
Dear Father,
This seems to be such a familiar place....falling to my knees to lift up this family.....I boldly lay Ashley's condition at YOUR feet....asking that Thy will be done....voicing my heart's desire for healing....for answers for her precious parent's....guidance for the doctors & team of specialists there in Omaha. Lord...intervene in a big way.....what is described to me sounds so scary for a parent to witness from their child....the unknown ....the fears.... send your Peace to comfort....your healing touch ....Lord I lift them up to you....You know what the future holds....We will continue to pray & have FAITH....amen...

 
At 8:19 PM , Anonymous christy said...

yes...thank you so much for being so considerate of all of us during this trying time. it is incredibly thoughtful of you to continue to update us so faithfully...and we appreciate it sooo since we, too, are experiencing our own worries on your behalf.

still praying......thanks again....

 
At 9:00 PM , Blogger Sherri said...

Just a quick question, are probiotics an option for little Ashley? It's just a thought. I know whenever we have stomach issues probiotics clear them up in a matter of hours, and good bacteria helps keep the gut healthy. Plus, with all the antibiotics she's already had, I'm sure her flora could use the boost.

Praying for the drs. to have wisdom, and for you and Dave and the rest of your family to be able to rest peacefully. {{HUGS}} from Montana. :)

 

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