Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

11/17/2007

Topping off her tank

Ashley had her bowel scope yesterday and the pathology results are not in yet, however Dr. A. said it looks as though it is continuing to heal nicely. Ash is looking pretty pale today. She doesn't have much energy at all. We are getting her ready to go downstairs to the treatment center and have her tank topped off. It is pretty amazing when I stop and think about it. Ashley is our little gherkin, but she carries so many people with her inside her tiny body. She has a liver, intestine and pancreas that were donated to her though the selfless act of a family who experienced great pain. She has received more blood, albumin, platelets and all manner of blood products from who knows how many different donors. It is amazing for me to just stop and think about how many people have given so that she can still be with us. Then when I sit back and think of all of you who daily take time to read about and pray for a Gherkin that most of you have never met all I can do is thank God for each of you. I truly believe without your presence Ash would not be here with us today. Thank you so much for loving our Pickle.

We had a meeting with one of the transplant surgeons and a transplant coordinator. The meeting went better than we expected and we feel that we were able to convey our concerns to the team. I won't share the details yet, but I believe all in all the meeting went very positively for both sides and with the decisions made the end result will be a better quality of life for the Adams family.

Have a great weekend, I am going to go hang out with my girls.

DAVE

11 Comments:

At 11:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So happy to "hear" the pep in your step today. I am so glad you and Trish and Ash have this time together and that the meeting went well. Enjoy the day. Lou Ann

 
At 11:28 AM , Blogger Toni said...

I am already praising God for the results of today's meeting. And yes, it truly IS amazing to ponder the treasure of Ashley.
Blessings,
~Toni~

 
At 11:42 AM , Blogger CrownLaidDown said...

We love Ashley and you all and have never met...but it is because of Christ. His love compels us to love you and pray for each of you!

May He be ever close and give you everything you need for the journey.
Love,
The Smith's

 
At 11:46 AM , Anonymous dee buchanan said...

glad to hear that things went better than expected, and that Ashley's bowel is healing well. What a thrill to hear those encouraging words. Looking forward to hearing a going home time frame. Keeping you in our prayers. Praying for nice weather and a great visit!

 
At 12:01 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Praise God for your family and, especially that you and Trish can connect for a bit in the same state. Thank You Jesus, for the opportunity to pray for Ashley and her family. Amen.

 
At 12:02 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Praise God for your family and, especially that you and Trish can connect for a bit in the same state. Thank You Jesus, for the opportunity to pray for Ashley and her family. Amen.

 
At 12:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for a great day for you all today!
Beth

 
At 12:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great News!! So thankful that the meeting went well! That is just awesome!
Praying for Ashley to feel better today and for whatever your needs are.
May God Bless you all!
Okla

 
At 12:43 PM , Blogger Keri Ann said...

Sounds very encouraging! Enjoy your time together!

 
At 1:19 PM , Anonymous Amanda said...

I am so happy to hear that your meeting went well...maybe even home for the holidays?! We are all still praying for that! Have a good weekend--it is BEAUTIFUL outside! I hope you can go out and enjoy it. =)Amanda

 
At 5:50 PM , Blogger Sun said...

Praise God! Sunshine

 

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