A rock and a hard place
Throughout Ashley’s life we have often found ourselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. We have had to make more gut wrenching decisions in the last two years than I ever imagined I would make in a lifetime. I can see that my wife is alone in a small little room 700 miles away having to make yet another decision. This time concerning the future of the public side of Ashley’s Story. I support the decision she made to step away from the Blog, however, I don’t feel we can stop Ashley’s Story. Trish doesn’t have a selfish bone in her body, but I do. I am selfish because I don’t want to lose even one of your prayers for our Gherkin. I believe with everything in me that God has spared my daughters life on more than one occasion because of your prayers. Because I am selfish, I am not willing to give that up. I will continue to write Ashley’s Story while Trish takes some time off. It won’t be as well written and it probably won’t be as enjoyable to read as Trish has many talents that I don’t have, but I will do whatever I can to keep you informed because I know a little pickle who needs your prayers and support.
Ashley will be in surgery tomorrow morning at 10:30. She is no longer on any amount of feedings. Her bowel could not tolerate them yet. We will be starting over, again. A sixth attempt at placing a G-J tube will be made with the hope that it might work for her. If you still feel led to pray we would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your understanding and I especially thank you for your prayers for Ashley.