Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

11/07/2007

Headed for Hawaii ??

The girls made it back to their room around 4:00. I just spoke with Trish and she and Ash are very tired and already going to bed. They didn't sleep much last night. The surgeries both went well and Ash came out sporting a shiny new purple central line. I just can't wait to see it. It sounds kinda girly. Allie is very excited about it because that is her favorite color. They are already feeding her at 10cc and hour. They placed a tube 30cm long into the jejunal portion of Ashley's bowel. We are hoping this will stop the vomiting and allow us to advance feeds enough to get her home. Trish says Ash looks good. Thank you for all of your prayers.

Allie had to choose a state to learn about this year. She wrote a letter to the Hawaii visitor and convention bureau and today she brought home her response. There are several pamphlets and lots of information. When Allie spoke to Trish on the phone tonight she informed us that when Ashley gets home we need to celebrate by going to Hawaii. I certainly do agree with her, I just think she is going to have to get a job so she can help get us there. Funny, last year she was wanting us to take her to Canada.

39 Comments:

At 7:56 PM , Blogger Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Hooray for good surgery results!

Thanks for the update, and I'm adding "a free trip to Hawaii for the Adams family" in my prayers for y'all. Why not? You never know! :)

Good night, sweet Trish, I hope you and Ashley get a lot of sleep tonight!

 
At 7:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dave and Trish,

Would Allie settle for Orlando? We have a vacation property there, and I think we would love to share it with you. This is a sincere offer and I will speak to it again when the time is right. You will surely have so many plans when you get everyone home where they belong, but keep it in mind. It is always good to look forward to GREAT times. I am so glad Ash and Trish are having a good night.
M.

 
At 8:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise GOD! Thank you Dave for posting and letting us know! So thankful everything is okay. Still praying that all goes well with feedings. Praying for the vomiting to cease. Praying Trish and Ashley get well needed rest this evening.
That is just precious about purple being Allie's favorite color! And just LOVE the Hawaii idea! LOL That is just so cute! Well it sure is a nice thought.
Still praying as always. God Bless you all!

 
At 8:13 PM , Blogger Tammi said...

Yeah for the Pickle! I'm so pleased that it went well!!!!

When Ashley gets home and you are ready for that vacation, drop us a line. Our home is not large but it's cozy and you all would be more than welcome to stay and enjoy a Hawaiian holiday! If you can get yourselves here, we can take care of the rest.

TammiK on the beautiful island of Oahu

 
At 8:17 PM , Blogger Laurie said...

Thank God that the surgeries went well and praying that both girls get some heavy duty sleep tonight. They sure can use it after this last week.
I continue praying for this to stop the vomiting for her and her bowel continues to heal completely. Bless you Dave for keeping this Fan Club of Love out here informed. We love your family big time. You and the kids at home have a wonderful nights rest too.

Laurie in Ca.

 
At 8:19 PM , Anonymous lori said...

Thank you so much for the surgery update! Praying for Trish and Ashley to get some rest tonight.

Blessings,
Lori

 
At 8:26 PM , Blogger Sun said...

YAY! SUCH GREAT NEWS! I am glad today went well...thank you again and again for updating the blog. I appreciate you taking the time to do this! Please let Trish know that I miss her and am praying for her too! Sunshine

 
At 8:31 PM , Blogger Kelli said...

Hooay!!!

Tell Allie she's one smart cookie and I'm praying with Sarah for that trip.

Purple is my absolute fav color, too.

 
At 8:33 PM , Anonymous April in Colorado said...

Such wonderful news! A purple line, huh? Are they trying to tempt her with pretty colors? Hehe...It sounds as if you can all rest tonight and that is truly a blessing.

Prayers that recovery and an end to the vomiting will be just around the corner.

 
At 8:40 PM , Blogger jtcosby said...

YEE HAW For successful surgery! Give Trish hugs from TN for me and our crew! Love,
Tamara

 
At 8:43 PM , Blogger KM said...

Praise the Lord, indeed! Praying for peaceful sleep tonight, i.e. uneventful.

Praying for deep uninterrupted sleep for Trish. Our prayers are still with you. Lots of love too.

Kristi in Texas

 
At 8:45 PM , Blogger justme519 said...

I am so glad that things went well and both of you are resting! Continued prayers for healing and strength.

 
At 8:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy everything went well, still praying.
Beth

 
At 8:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise God for His faithfulness!
Thank you so much for letting us know, we are praying for all of you and hope your family can have a peaceful night..each one...dreaming of Hawaii!! :0)
praying in Central IL

 
At 9:17 PM , Blogger Keri Ann said...

I'm so glad I stopped by here this afternoon to check...just in case there was a post. I read about the surgeries in time to pray, and am so, so, so glad to hear things went well! I'll still be praying for quick healing and returning home very soon...

 
At 9:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news thanks for the update Dave. I am so happy to hear that this may resolve the vomiting. Praying . . . ~Chan~

 
At 9:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the surgeries went well. Praying for a quick recovery for Baby Ashley. And for a good night for both the girls. Thanks for the update!
-Jocelyn

 
At 9:56 PM , Anonymous dee buchanan said...

So glad everything went well. Purple is a great color! Praying you have an uneventful and peaceful night.

 
At 10:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is all great news and we continue to pray that Ashley will heal. It is my prayer that Trish is getting some much needed rest tonight and that God is wrapping His loving arms around her and Ashley in Omaha. Thank you for the update and please continue to keep us posted .... I love checking in on this precious family. Allie...Hawaii is a great place to vacation....start saving your money ...it's not cheap!

 
At 10:04 PM , Blogger CrownLaidDown said...

O Canada! :)

Hawaii sounds great! Colorado is pretty, too, and the Smith's would love to have you any time!

Thankful for a good day, praying for rest and receovery and miracles besides.
Love in Him,
Holly

 
At 11:04 PM , Anonymous Janiece Baldwin said...

Once again, we give thanks to You, Oh Lord, for the successful surgeries today~~for Your diligent watchcare over little Ashley and Trish during their stay in Omaha.
Thank You, for all the blessings big and small as we pray right now for restful, peaceful sleep for these two after the surgeries so that they can wake in the morning with a refreshed feeling of true rest.

Give Trish the time she needs to heal from unkind words spoken to her and just let her know that we miss her updates and her inspiration, but that we do understand she needs this time to step back and just love on her precious little girl and just communicate with her husband and two sweet children here at home.
Thank you, Dave, for standing in the gap, even during your very busy schedule, for taking the time because you know the prayers of many are with your family.
Let us continue, dear Lord, to surround them with kind words, encouragement, care and love. We honor You Lord and give you the glory in all that You do~~In Jesus Precious Name~~Amen.
Love and prayers~~~Janiece

 
At 11:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Dave,
Glad to see you are letting go and letting God...sometimes it takes a while for some of us to get a grip on that. Once we do, we can handle life better and things finally fall into place. God, The Creator of all things is working through you. Thanks for keeping us updated.
Absolute peace,
VG

 
At 11:55 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

WTG Ashley! So glad things went well! Thank You, Jesus, for your new mercies each day.

(((hugs)))gretchen

 
At 12:26 AM , Blogger julie said...

What great new that all went well. I am continuing to pray for your entire family.

Blessings,
Julie

 
At 5:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting. I am praying for little Ashley...

 
At 5:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, Thanks for the post and WTG Ashley!!!!I hope Allies vacation trip comes true.:)) Praying your little pickle grows stronger each day.May today be filled with sunshine and promises for Trish and Ash. Praying always..God Bless..Karen.You could always vacation here in Pa, but if you go to Hawaii will you accept stow-aways.lol.My dream vacation too.

 
At 5:57 AM , Blogger Just little ole me said...

Praise be to God! Glad to hear the surgeries went well. I hope Trish and Ashley were able to rest last night. Praying for an uneventful day today full of rest and lots of eating :)

 
At 7:39 AM , Anonymous Tina said...

Just wanted you to know I am still praying for all of you!

 
At 7:50 AM , Blogger Aunt Boo said...

I am so glad that the surgeries were successful. I am with her on Hawaii, yall deserve it.

Amanda

 
At 8:07 AM , Blogger Valarie said...

Dave, thank you for keeping us posted. Awesome news about the surgery and we will continue to pray!

We're gonna pray for that Hawaii thing too!! YA'LL DESERVE IT!!!
Love in Jesus -
Val
NC

 
At 8:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is good news! Know that Ashley and all of your family continue to be in my prayers. Thank you so very much for keeping us updated...this journal and the testimony you share through it is such a blessing. We love you all!

 
At 9:16 AM , Anonymous Molly said...

I was having withdrawls from Ashley's site so I just came to check, I am so happy to see your big font of typing. You go Dave! Every word either you or Trish write or so precious to so many of us. It is an honor and a priviledge to pray for your family.
Let's get Ashley home to that great house down the street. Then I know we can get you to some place warm or cold depending or where you guys want to visit. :)
You go Trish for signing off on the right line for Ashley. God often gives a Momma's heart the right answers.
You 5 are all such a blessing.

 
At 9:22 AM , Anonymous Prayer Mom said...

Just praising the Lord for all the good news. Will of course continue to pray, pray, pray.

And Dave, you write just fine. You'll do, Hun. LOL

 
At 9:34 AM , Blogger Amy T said...

Great news! Thanks so much for the updates Dave! Praying Ashley thinks that purple line is so pretty that she leave it alone! :) Praying that Ashley and Trish gets some much needed rest and healing of body and soul. Thanks again Dave! (And you go Allie! Big dreams bring big results!

 
At 9:35 AM , Blogger Amy T said...

Oh! And way to go Trish and standing firm about the line! You are one tough Momma! :)

 
At 12:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Dave. Your stength of character and integrity as a man are coming shining through. Trish is blessed to have you! Hope Ashley is able to do well on the feeds this time and can go HOME SOON!! I know that is what Trish and you want more than ANYTHING! right now. To get the family back together. Love and prayers. Judy

 
At 3:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been away from my computer for several days, and was extremely disheartened when I got to the point where Trish said she was going to stop publishing the blog. I check it every day possible and when I can't I start at the bottom and work my way up. Trish, I am so sorry if someone said or did something to hinder your ministry, and yes that is what it was. It has taught and showed faith, encourgement, strength and the wonderful Grace of God through out. I have said an extra prayer for you especially for God to heal this hurt. I have also thanked God and said an extra prayer for Dave since he has picked up the writings. To not see this through to the Glorious last minute would be like putting a half written book down and not being able to finish reading it. We want to know what wonderful things God has done and we also want to know when to say extra and more specific prayers. I have even placed Ashley on our church prayer list. We are from Longview also. Hang in there. There are more people than you realize standing behind beside and sometimes holding you up than you know.

 
At 4:31 PM , Anonymous becky said...

I'm so glad surgery went well and so grateful for the updates and specific prayer concerns. I continue to pray for healing for all of you and look forward to continued updates when possible.

 
At 7:26 AM , Anonymous toni in the midst said...

I'm praising God for the good surgery results. And I was deeply touched that a Daddy's heart was "selfish" enough to continue to update us because he refuses to lose even one prayer for his precious child. What a loving and supportive dad and husband you are, Dave. Prayers indeed continue.
Blessings,
toni

 

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