Too Little Time
It goes so fast! When I was a kid it seemed like the days could drag on forever, but now that I am a mom the days begin and then end before I am ready for them. Dave and Al have just arrived at the airport and are waiting to board their plane. Blake and Grandma flew out early yesterday morning in order to make it in time for the Tarheels first game at 1:00 in Dallas. As I hugged that handsome ballplayer goodbye I think I might have held on a little tighter than I usually do. He is just so wonderful and I wasn't ready to say goodbye. Eventually I let him go and its a good thing that I did. Our Tarheels went 2 for 2 yesterday winning 11-1 and then 18-1 ranking them 4th to enter into todays tournament play. They won again this afternoon 5-4 in an exciting game and are now preparing to play in the Super Series State Tournament semi-final at 5:00. Dave and Al should be able to catch the last couple of innings. How I wish Ash and I could have jumped on that plane with them!
Our week slipped by so quickly. There was just too little time. We tried to pack in as much fun as possible during our 4 and 5 days together(shopping, pedicures, paint ball, pumpkin patches, games, movies, date nights, wrestling matches, wagon rides outside, sock wars and crafts). Ash had her best day Wednesday and we are so thankful for that time. She laughed(as you saw on our video) and played and loved on Blake and Allie all day. Then Thursday and Friday she just felt bad. Very few giggles, but lots and lots of foot rubs! It didn't take long to train her brother and sister. All she had to do was put up a little fuss and hold that foot in the air. Two seconds later I would see one or both of them with a tiny pickles foot in their hands as they visited with her and told her how very rotten she was.
Yesterday we awoke to great news. They had suspected she might have slipped back into rejection and we waited anxiously for our biopsy results. ALL CLEAR! She was the only scope that produced good news that day. We couldn't be more thankful! Her CT scan showed some loops of bowel that had some thickening of the walls(this is not good and we will have to monitor it closely), but it also showed a complete resolution of the nuemotosis. That meant that we got to start her feeds back today running at 10mls an hour. Literally 2 minutes before Dave walked out they came in and pulled out her chest tube. It was in for a full 2 weeks. She screamed and put up quite a fuss, but after a little morphine she has drifted off to sleep. So much has happened this week. Lots of anxious moments and days, but the good news is that she is on feeds again and this will be our ticket out of here!
So many good times and memories to share with you. I won't take the time to do it all right now. I do want to record our days for Ashley Kate's journal, but first I think I will lay down and relax for a little while first. As always our room is too quiet and our hearts feel so empty when Dave and the kids leave us. It takes a little while to adjust once they are gone. We want to thank you for the prayers you continued to pray for us while we slipped away from her journal. The time spent on our kids was so worth it! We know you were praying for us and we couldn't be more appreciative. Have a great afternoon and I will share more with you later. Take care my friends. Trish