Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

12/17/2007

We waited and waited and...

waited for nothing to happen today. No call came to us so by 3:00 I placed a call and left a message. When they got back to me they said her lab work was stable and that we could go. "What about her central line?"

"Oh, she has a line?" they said. I have to be honest and tell you that this statement made me laugh out loud.

"Um, Yeah, and they want it pulled before I leave if we don't need to use it for replacements any more."

"OK, I'll have to call you back."

Around 5:00 the call came and they said they couldn't find anyone to pull the line, but that it definitely had to come out before we left for home. They will call me in the morning and give me a tentative time to have it pulled out. So we are on hold, but have been given the approval to leave for home. If the wrong line hadn't been put in and if it wasn't too large for her then I would travel home and have our local doctor remove it, but since it has been a little controversial then I really do think it best to have it removed here. Because of all of this we will be spending another night in Omaha.

Although I am disappointed about losing today, I think it has worked out for the best. Ashley is feeling better today, but I am not doing as well. The world has been spinning around me for a couple of days now and my equilibrium and my balance are all off. I'm not sure what is going on in my head. Perhaps the stress has finally worn me down. I know I desperately need to be adjusted so getting home to where Dave can work on me consistently will help tremendously. Dave also decided to fly his mom out here to help me drive since I can't seem to walk a straight line today. She will arrive around 11:30 tonight. I think this is a good idea. I'm not sure I could make the drive home in circles. I would keep ending up right back where I started. So another night in Omaha was probably in His plan all along. It will be ok.

Perhaps sometime in the wee morning hours of Wednesday we will arrive in the driveway of our little yellow house. I can't believe we are actually moving home. When I think about all He brought her through this time and how dangerously close we came to disaster I am amazed. God holds our little pickle's life in His hands and no one can remove her from her Father's hand. I love knowing that. Things have turned out ok for us this time, but I know several other families who will remain in Omaha through the holidays as their battle continues. My heart hurts for all who walk this path because it is anything but easy. Our harder days have made us so aware of the joy to be found in everyday. Our harder days have made us stronger, and our harder days have made us love others deeper. I am grateful to have been given this day with Ashley Kate. Thank you for praying us home for the holidays. We are almost there. Take care guys. Trish

44 Comments:

At 6:17 PM , Blogger Candy said...

Praise the Lord for this good news! I'm glad you will have help driving home. May the Lord heal you tonight, and keep Ashley healthy too. God bless.

 
At 6:19 PM , Blogger Haylee Gabrielle said...

i'm soooooooo happy you guys get to go home! that's AMAZING! how wonderful. :) praise GOD!

 
At 6:23 PM , Blogger Shari's Page....... said...

Oh, I have goosebumps and tears, too! I am so excited you get to move home! Yay! I know Ash will just *flourish* once she gets home and she will be sooooooo happy as you will too!

I will be now praying for traveling mercies and that those crazy dizzies will go away!

Take care, sweetie.

Shari

 
At 6:26 PM , Blogger Keri Ann said...

What terrific news!!!!!!! I know you were looking forward to leaving today, but as you said, it sounds like leaving tomorrow, with some driving help, is a better plan. I'll continue praying for a safe and joyous return to your home and family, and for your ow health to return to normal very quickly!

Praise God for this wonderful Christmas gift!!!

 
At 6:39 PM , Anonymous Lori said...

Praise the Lord. I've checked here many times today to see if you had heard any news yet. Thanks so much for updating us! We are so happy for you! I hope you feel better soon Trish.
Lots of love and hugs coming your way!
Lori

 
At 6:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to "hear" from you from the yellow house!
Prayers,
Heidi in CT

 
At 6:44 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Trish, I'm so excited for you!!! Sounds like you might have an ear infection, my friend. :(, but nothing can dampen your spirits. :) Praying that the line removal goes w/o incident and that you are pulling up to your little yellow house before you know it! God is so good!

 
At 6:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo!!! I got home and ran straight in to check and see if you were headed home. Hopefully it is safe for you to pack now, have your bags ready! You're going home!! Just what you and the family needed. He has been listening to our prayers and you will have your Christmas Miracle. Praise God!!! Merry Christmas!
Michelle

 
At 6:48 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Yea!!!!!! I cannot tell you how happy I am that y'all will be moving home just in time for Christmas. I'm just thinking of all the wonderful moments your family will share this holiday. Oh wow, my heart is overflowing with gratitude to God and joy for you. May you have the Merriest Christmas yet, and many more with your family all together.

 
At 6:49 PM , Blogger Wendy said...

Amen and Hallelujah!!!! Prayers answered and God's plan in action. This is all I asked for for this hoiday season. The miracle girl is heading home .

 
At 6:50 PM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

Praise!! Glad you will be on your way home soon.

 
At 6:53 PM , Blogger Laurie said...

Wonderful News!!! Trish, can you really believe it??? Home for Christmas!!! Having help to drive home will be a real blessing as you can share the road time. Ashley is going to just blossom being around everyone who loves her so much. Praying for a safe journey home and for good weather. I hope you will still keeping posts here so we can know how she is doing and all of you too. I am excited for you. Answered prayers are so good and so is God.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

 
At 6:56 PM , Anonymous Kori said...

Oh Trish...SO HAPPY for you all!!! Our God is just so AWESOME and faithful!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas with you FAMILY!!!!

Blessings, Kori

 
At 6:57 PM , Blogger Sun said...

WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you and I think it is a wonderful idea that Dave's mom is driving with you! I hope you feel better soon. Sunshine

 
At 6:58 PM , Anonymous becky said...

Now our prayers will be lifted for you to feel better so you can fully enjoy this blessing you've waited for. Getting home will be the best medicine you could ever have. Rest well tonight and wake to the joy of the new day and all that is waiting for you to celebrate!

 
At 7:00 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Trish,
I am so happy for you and this exciting news. I pray for you that you feel better so that you can actually enjoy the process of going home. I'm sure it's no fun to get the ok to go home, but feel horrible at the same time. I pray that you will be able to rest your body and relax your mind to prepare for your big day tomorrow. Hopefully after a day or two at home you will feel refreshed and renewed and ready to get back to your life. As an RN, it upsets me that someone didn't have an hour out of their day to pull her line, and I find it hard to believe that some strings couldn't be pulled for you and Ash....but we know God is working and has a reason for everything. I will keep you in my prayers and look forward to seeing pictures of your family all together!

Lots of love,
Lisa R.

 
At 7:24 PM , Blogger Amy T said...

Praying it all goes well and you feel better and pull up as planned in front of your house in the next couple of days. Yay! Praise God!

 
At 7:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited that your dream came true! I have prayed the special prayer every time I have passed the office on Judson Road....bring Ashley home for Christmas...and without a doubt...God has heard the prayers of so many. May He protect you three as you travel the highways from Omaha to Longview and bring you home in time to celebrate with your precious family. Good night and God Bless you! Leave that ole nasty cold in Omaha, too! LOL

 
At 8:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trish, I don't know when I have ever prayed so diligently for anyone or a family as a whole as I've come to with yours.

Your family has not only blessed me by sharing your story, you've enlarged my territory and my faith has grown.

I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have read the words you were able to write today. How much more grateful when you arrive at the little yellow house. Travelling mercies, Adams family. Many are covering you in prayer.

Merry Christmas
Kristi in Texas

 
At 9:12 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Amen girl! I am so happy for you guys! I am glad that Dave's mom is coming to help you drive...that wouldn't be any fun just going in circles!! I will be praying for you all as you start your journey home tomorrow! Please keep us informed!
God Bless,
Elizabeth

 
At 9:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so thankful to God and so satisfied for all of you. Ashley's very first Christmas home - what a wonderful precious miracle. Can't wait for pictures with lots of red - nightgowns, candy canes and especially those big round rosy cheeks. Nikki

 
At 9:43 PM , Blogger Ivey's Story said...

Have a safe trip. You are almost there....a Christmas at home. One day at a time,,,, one day at a time though.
But you know, no matter how easy or hard things are, they are always better at home. She will thrive at home, just wait and see.
Much love. Be careful.
Gwen

 
At 9:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you!! You all are in my continued prayers. God's blessings to you, Dave and your 3 precious children. Merry Christmas!

Prayers,
Gina, Mommy to Lucas

 
At 9:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise GOD!!!!! This is more than awesome!! Such wonderful news!!! LOL @ driving home in circles!! No that's not such a good idea I do have to agree with you on that one Trish. Thanks for the laugh though.
Praying you all have a safe trip home and that everything continues as planned! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
**grinning from ear to ear**
~Okla

 
At 10:16 PM , Anonymous dee buchanan said...

What can I say, but PRAISE THE LORD!!!! You made it! That is the best gift--for all of us!

 
At 10:26 PM , Blogger hennhouse said...

Praise God! We'll keep praying.

 
At 10:37 PM , Anonymous Kathleen said...

Hallelujah! Praise God! I am happy for you and will keep praying for her line removal and your trip home. It does sound like you might have an ear infection. Praying you'll feel better too!

 
At 10:40 PM , Anonymous Janiece Baldwin said...

THANK YOU, JESUS!!!!! So many prayers answered with the wonderful news that Ashley may return home~~a Christmas miracle~~~
one that we have been praying that You would grant. We praise You and thank You.

Trish, we will be praying for your drive back home.May God give you and Glenda traveling mercies.
I know Blake and Allie are just beside themselves with such happiness and waiting anxiously for you to get home.

Love and prayers~~~~Janiece

 
At 10:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you for healing and strength, traveling mercies ,and a clear,easy trip! Thinking of you all and praying that the line comes out and you find favor everywhere you go. Colleen

 
At 11:09 PM , Blogger CrownLaidDown said...

Praising God!! An indescibable gift in Jesus and a miracle for your family for Christmas...nothing could be sweeter! Praying for continued health for Ash and healing over you, Trish!
Love,
Holly

 
At 11:40 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

PTL!! I just KNEW it!! GOD IS SO GOOD! I pray they can remove her line first thing in the morning and you all will be on your way home!! Praying that you feel better too! WOO HOO!!

 
At 12:24 AM , Anonymous April said...

What a wonderful gift. Congratulations!

 
At 12:27 AM , Blogger PartyofFive said...

Christmas wishes do come true! I am so glad you all are headed home. What a truly wonderful Christmas this will be I am sure!

 
At 12:39 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Isn't God good!

 
At 6:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thrilled. The song "I'll be home for Christmas" just rings in my head when I read your post today. Have a wonderful Christmas. He's still working miracles. Have a safe trip.

Katy in MI

 
At 6:57 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rejoicing that you are going HOME! That is just the most wonderful news :) Know that you and Ashley and Dave and Blake and Allie will continue to be in our prayers. God is so good!

 
At 7:15 AM , Blogger Krista said...

Wonderful news! God is Good!

 
At 7:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an answer to pray...travel safely.
Maria

 
At 7:24 AM , Anonymous Courtney said...

Another Christmas miracle - home for Christmas! I'm so excited for your whole family - being able to celebrate this Christmas together! Praying that Ashley thrives at home and that your celebration is joyous!

I'll continue to lift you up in my prayers - for safe travel, health and wonderful Christmas memories.
Take care of yourself, too. It does sound like you may have an ear infection if your balance and equilibrium is affected.

Praising God for continuing to work miracles!

 
At 7:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Dave this morning. He was glowing with the news. Wishing you all a blessed Christmas.

Barbara

 
At 8:15 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

God answers prayers, and that little girl is living proof! Amen!

 
At 9:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you will soon be heading home. . .I will be praying for safety and just the kind of Christmas your family needs. ~Chan~

 
At 12:53 PM , Blogger camille said...

YAAAAAAAAY!!! That's SO amazing! I'm so so glad you'll be home for Christmas, how wonderful for your family. Have a safe drive. Will be thinking of you.

 
At 12:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could we do anything less, Trish but pray you home? Thank you Jesus!

 

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