Ashley's Story

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11/17/2007

No more TPN

After the blood infusion we took Ash to the Heartland of America park in downtown Omaha on the Missouri river. It is a beautiful park and it was nice to get out and take a walk and spend time talking with Trish. Ash was not feeling well so we headed back to the car and took her for a drive. We took some turns we haven't taken before and just drove to see where the roads went. As it began to get dark we found our way back to the familiar side of town, picked up some dinner and headed back to the hospital. I think the drive did Ash, and Trish, some good. Freedom is a wonderful thing when you have been in lock down and I know the girls enjoyed getting away for a few hours. Ash managed to remove her ostomy back and do some "finger painting" tonight. We have learned that if she gets to quiet it is usually because she is up to no good. She is now tucked away in her crib and sleeping peacefully. I do pray she make it comfortably through the night. She is now up to 60cc an hour on her tube feeds which is considered full feeds so we have turned her TPN off. Please be in prayer with us that we will not be needing the TPN again anytime soon. I feel if she can do without it for a few days then she can do without it for a long time. So as I fall asleep tonight I will pray that she won't need it anymore. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Goodnight,

DAVE

14 Comments:

At 11:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave and Trish - I am so very pleased that you guys were able to get out and go for a drive and just spend some quality time together. I think that is wonderful medicine. I know that this doesn't compare but Kyle, my son, was in the hospital with Salmonella a couple of years back, after attending a school petting zoo. They finally released him after 7 days of complete nightmare. Within a day, he was getting better. I believe that it had a lot to do with the environment he was in that was maybe "keeping" him sick. I think sometimes that can be the best medicine, getting out and just breathing some fresh air and being with those she loves the most (and who love her the most!). That is a long way of saying I am so glad you were able to spend that time togehter.

I am thrilled to hear that she is at full feeds!! That is such a blessing! I will continue to pray that you will all be together in TEXAS for the holidays. God has worked so many miracles...nothing is beyond doable for HIM!

Enjoy the time together and rest in the knowledge that you are covered in prayer. Thank you for touching my life and my son's life. As I said, I am a better person because of Ashley; I am a better believer because of Ashley; I am a better mommy because of Trish! So thank you...

May God continue to bless you...
In Christ,
Amy and Kyle

 
At 11:27 PM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

Praying that no more TPN will be needed. ....Praying....

 
At 12:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trish n Dave,
That just sounds so nice to be able to drive around together as a family! For Trish and Ashley to be "free" WOW!
I am praying for continued freedom...for continued time together as a family! Praying for Ashley to make it through the night without TPN!!! Come on Ashley you can do it!! Through Him all things are possible!
May God keep ya'll in his arms and Bless you!!
Okla

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

'I'll be home for Christmas. If only in my dreams.'
That's the song going through my head right now as I think of you Trish. And you know what? It just now dawned on me that I haven't prayed specifically for you that you would be home for the holidays. I have prayed for Ashley's health and for Trish's heart, and for Dave and the kids, but I haven't prayed specifically that you would be home for the holidays. How remiss of me. That is my prayer you know? First and foremost of course that Ashley would be in good health but secondarily that you would be home for Christmas. May I please just take a moment and do that right now?
Heavenly Father, I come before you now in Thanksgiving and praise and also father that you would grant the Adams family the desires of their heart and that Trish and Ashley would be able to be home for Christmas. I know that this is not impossible for you God, you are a God of the impossible. And you ae a God of miracles. And so I ask Father that You would grant Trish and Dave a miracle of miracles, among the many You have already performed and please grant that Trish and little Ashley be home for Christmas? In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Goodnight guys. Hope you all get a good nights sleep:) Judy

 
At 12:10 AM , Blogger Laurie said...

It is so great to read about your girls getting out of lock up and enjoying being outdoors. This is a wonderful improvement and I pray that there will be no more need for the TPN from this night forward. I am praying like crazy that she continues to heal, heal, and heal. I want with all of my heart for this to be put behind you and your holidays are the most blessed ones ever. God bless you and I believe with all my heart a miracle is coming soon. Thank you so much for the update Dave, you are a precious husband and father. Give your girls a big hug for me please.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

 
At 12:28 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

I am praying for you all constantly! I am SO happy for you all to be able to get out and have a good night together...what a blessing!
I don't know anyother way to contact you besides this blog and I would like your address to send you something...so if there is someone else out there that has the address to get something to Trish would you please let me know either by posting it on here or emailing me at emseaman@hotmail.com
thank you!
Love in Christ,
Elizabeth

 
At 1:01 AM , Blogger julie said...

Wow, that sounds great. Ashely and your entire family are in my prayers daily.

Blessings,
Julie

 
At 3:39 AM , Anonymous Kathleen said...

I'm praying for the TPN to be finished. Praise our God who heals!!

 
At 7:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,

You just watch as she is better and better every day OFF TPN!

You said it so casually, but your hearts must (and should) be flying!
M.

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

Thanks for the update I am so glad that Ash is off the TPN! Sounds like you guys had a great day. Praying for your family during this holiday season. ~Chan~

 
At 9:26 AM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Lord, I lift this family's heart's desire to you: No more TPN. I also pray for a Christmas miracle: a family home together in Texas for Christmas. In Jesus' name I pray and thank You. Amen.

 
At 12:42 PM , Anonymous dee buchanan said...

way to go Ashley! Keep moving in the right direction, and you and your mommy will be home before you know it! We will continue to pray that your health keeps getting better and that God continues to make you stronger. I am so glad you all were able to go outside and take a nice long drive. It does wonders for the soul, doesn't it?

 
At 2:36 PM , Blogger Sun said...

WOW! This is great progress - Praise God! Sunshine

 
At 2:44 PM , Blogger Keri Ann said...

I'm just now getting last night's news, but I will be in prayer for this specific request! It sounds very encouraging!

I'm so glad you all got to get out and enjoy being "free." I can only imagine how wonderful that feels to Trish and Ashley, after spending so much time within the same 4 walls.

 

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