Ashley's Story

She will leave fingerprints all over your heart

2/25/2008

Good News


She looks great! Still a little weak and requiring some oxygen support, but just look at this sweet baby. I think she looks great. Morning rounds brought more good news. They are going to pull the second chest tube out this afternoon(it is finally as dry as the Sahara!) and then they are moving us out of the hopsital and over to the hotel. Thats good news! She will still require the use of her central line even though there are some problems with it. We discussed our different options and have decided the safest risk(if there is such a thing?) would be to allow it to remain and pray the vein doesn't clot off. It has moved position over the weekend and is now in the smaller subclavian vein running the chance of clotting and losing that access forever, but versus all the other complications and setbacks she could suffer from re-wiring or the OR or removal we have chosen this option. She will be requiring daily lab draws and x-rays through the remainder of this week and then IF everything goes perfectly and all the "ducks" line up then we could be headed home on Sunday. Thats GOOD NEWS!

Ash is still requiring the new formula without any fat and will be for a couple more weeks until the chylothorax completely heals and she will possibly require oxygen support for a little while, but other than that it looks like our little pickle has pulled through again. WOW! When I think of all that the Lord has done in her life it is nothing short of miraculous. Over and over and over again His mercy has been shown, His power has been proven, and His will for her life has continued. Simply amazing.

First thing she did when she opened her eyes at 5:30 this morning was grin ear to ear and hold up her "spiders" as she looked across the room and saw me. I giggled to myself knowing there was no way in the world I could deny that child a round of itsy bitsy spider this morning even though my body was screaming NO because it didn't want to get up.

My weekend home was so full of precious moments and I am going to share them with you this afternoon as soon as I put together some sort of slide show. I just wanted to share our potential good news before I ran to heat up some lunch.
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43 Comments:

At 11:48 AM , Blogger Judy said...

What wonderful news!!! God is good!!
I will be praying that things will keep heading in this direction and that you will be able to return safely on Saturday.
Blessing.

 
At 11:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm burning a candle for Miss Ashely for her full recovery. She softens my cold, bitter heart; a sign her life is touching others throughout the world. Stay strong!

 
At 11:53 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic news. She is so precious in her picture. What a pretty girl she is. I'm praying that everything keeps going well and that you guys get to go home next Sunday.

Jennifer in OKC

 
At 12:04 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

That is so awesome Trish!!! I am so happy that you made it back safely! I will be praying that all goes according to plan! If you don't mind could you give me the address to send Ashley something...I'd like the office address (I know you don't give out your home address) I am making her something so it may take me a day or two to complete but I'd really like to send her somthing if you wouldn't mind! Thanks!
God Bless!

 
At 12:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome BACK Trish!!! Oh i couldn't even read the entire post...I am dancing around my house right now!!!! WOOHOOO AWESOME NEWS!!!! GO ASH GO!! Thank you JESUS! OH and that is the absolute sweetest picture of all! I bet she is just elated to have mommy AND daddy there together! She is a sweetheart!
I agree...nothing short of a miracle! Thank you for allowing us to witness this miracle of our Lord with you Trish & Dave!
Okay back to reading the rest of your post...
ALWAYS praying!!!
~Okla

 
At 12:20 PM , Blogger Monique said...

Wonderful news! She looks great especially in Pink!!

 
At 12:23 PM , Blogger Tink said...

Perfect Pickle!!!
She looks so sweet!
I'm glad you had a nice weekend at home , cant wait to see the picture's!!
Brightest Blessings to ALL>>

 
At 12:30 PM , Anonymous Lisa said...

Thank you jesus for you awsome blessings! I am so happy I have been praying for a dry lung since you asked and once agin Father God has provided for Miss Ashleys needs, Our GOD is a truley AWSOME GOD. I belive Ashley's life has brouht many closer to God as we pray for her and her family, I know it has made my prayer life a lot richer and deeper. Thank you..

 
At 12:32 PM , Blogger My Pride and Joy said...

PRAISE BE TO OUR AWESOME GOD!!!
Prayers are answered. She looks great! I am so happy for you and your family. Thank you for sharing with us. I will continue to pray for Little Ash!

Prayers from The Northwoods in WI
Kim

 
At 12:39 PM , Blogger cindy/barron said...

God is so so good. The PICKLE is so cute in that picture. Trish i had ask for your address there because i was trying to finish a blanket and pillow i was making Ashley and then my sewing machine went on the blinks for a bit so i am just now just getting to finish so since you and A SHLEY maybe getting to come home i will wait before i send it, it will be one less thing for you to have to pack.Praying

 
At 12:45 PM , Blogger Laurie said...

Hi Trish,

This is really great news. I am praying that things keep going forward and Ashley will be home with you all soon. Smiles and itsy bitsy spiders, great combination for healing. Waiting to see the slide show you have for us.

Love you, Laurie in Ca.

 
At 12:48 PM , Blogger Morgy's Mama said...

How exciting ~ praying for a great week!

 
At 12:50 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

Praise, Praise, Praise.

 
At 12:58 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

Wow! That is great news!!! Praying that all the ducks line up this week so you can head back to your Home Sweet Home!!

 
At 1:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our God is an AWESOME God. That is all I can say. I am so glad things went as well as they did while you were gone. I hope the positive news from Omaha allowed you to relax and enjoy just being home. I think the break did you as much good as anything. You are recharged if a mother ever can be and ready to take the new exciting week in stride. I am shouting for joy and thanking God in Atlanta today.

 
At 1:07 PM , Anonymous April said...

Ashley continues to be a shining example of the power of God, the ultimate love of a Father for his child, the absolute result of faith.

So very thrilled to read such wonderful news and see such a beautiful portrait of recovery!

Prayers and hugs...

 
At 1:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That truly is such good news! I am looking forward to hearing about your weekend, too :) Prayers for all of you continue... God Bless.

 
At 1:22 PM , Blogger Rob & Amy said...

Trish...how has the vomiting been while you have been there? Has it ceased??? I certainly hope so!!!!

She is looking remarkable, and traveling with you on this journey is truly inspiring us all.

Can't wait to hear about your weekend at home!

 
At 1:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great News!!!! I will continue to pray that all goes well and that you are headed back to Texas this weekend. My how God answers prayers. He is amazing!

 
At 1:25 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

She really does look great! So happy that she's feeling better. She really seemed to turn around quickly, and I am so thankful for that. I am sure it felt like a lifetime for you, but compared to the last hospitalization, it was quick! What a strong little pickle! And a strong Mommy and Daddy!

 
At 1:26 PM , Blogger Melissa Green said...

That is WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL News!!! I was so excited when I read your post. I have thought about you guys often this weekend. Know that your little pickle is cared about here in Georgia. WAY TO GO ASH!!!

Thank you lord for such a blessing this precious little girl has given my heart. Much Love....Melissa

 
At 1:47 PM , Anonymous Stephanie - KCMO said...

Wow, praying for continued healings for Ashley. Glad you made it back safely and had a good time while you were gone. Dave did an excellent job keeping us posted. He is a "funny guy" just like my husband. Love, Stephanie

 
At 1:47 PM , Blogger Sun said...

WOOHOO - WOW - YAY!!!!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING! I am so glad you got to go home and this time next week you may be writing from your home - PRAISE HIM - wow - missed your "voice" this weekend - but so enjoyed Dave - you guys REALLY are a great team - can't wait to hear about how amazing your time home was! Sunshine

 
At 1:48 PM , Blogger Betsy McK said...

I was so excited to open your page and see that precious picture of Miss Ashley laying there with such a gorgeous smile on her sweet little face!!! I'm glad that you had a wonderful weekend with your son and daughter and that Ash and her Daddy had a good time together as well. Can't wait to see your slide show. Praying that all goes smoothly and that you will be home this Sunday :o).

 
At 2:32 PM , Blogger The Lenda's said...

What a beautiful picture! The outfit is cute too:) Did you make her pillowcase or can you tell me where to get them? I have two little girls Rose is 3 and Pearl is 1 and I would love to get them such a cute pillow case. Can't wait to hear and see pics. of Allie's birthday weekend.

 
At 2:32 PM , Blogger amanda said...

She's looks wonderful!!! and still a cutie as always!

Still praying for you to remain on the road home.

 
At 2:35 PM , Blogger The Lenda's said...

PS I would love the office address too. My 3 year old would love to send Ashley some mail as she looks at her blog with me.
Thanks Rachel
RachelLenda@comcast.net

 
At 2:35 PM , Blogger Shari said...

Wow, what wonderful news! In the picture (always cute! of course!) she trying to crack a smile and waving bye bye to the hospital. I would too if I was her. She's one tough pickle. Love her to pieces. I am praying praying you are home soon. Can't wait to see the pics of Allie's party and the weekend.

Blessings,

Shari

 
At 2:37 PM , Blogger Keri Ann said...

Super news! I was just thanking God this morning for what He has done with Ashley over the past few days - now I have more to add to my praises! Welcome back after your fun, full weekend at home. I can't wait to hear all about it!

 
At 2:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! How exciting!! I will be praying for a great week for Ashley!! She looks amazing! What a cutie pie, I love her little outfit! Too cute!!

Can't wait to hear about your weekend.
Have a wonderful day enjoying your little pickle!

Love,
Lisa

 
At 2:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!!! You are almost HOME!!!! I will continue to pray that everything goes smoothly this week. By the way, thanks for the picture. She is so cute I could just snuggle her up. :) God Bless...Leigh Ann

 
At 2:52 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Praise His holy name. What fabulous news for us to take joy in today. Blessings, Trish. Enjoy another round of itsy bitsy. :)

 
At 2:56 PM , Blogger Dkswife said...

Great, super dooper news! I pray all goes well this week!

Yay!

 
At 3:01 PM , Blogger Elizabeth S said...

Yay!!!! I am so glad to hear that she is doing well. I bet God has something amazing planned for Ashley and her life. She already has an awesome testimony, and she's only 2!

 
At 3:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the great news! Ashley looks great in the picture! What a sweet heart, and you can even see her little smile! Keep up the good work Ashley. You and your family are in my prayers daily!

 
At 3:03 PM , Blogger Amy T said...

WooHoo! Great news! Glad you had that sight greeting you this morning getting back from a great trip. You go Ashley!

 
At 3:09 PM , Anonymous krista said...

Precious...what a true beauty.
So happy that she is doing better.
Hope you are all home soon!
In prayer-krista

 
At 3:44 PM , Blogger julie said...

She looks wonderful. I'll be praying all goes well so you can get home asap.

Blessings,
Julie

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!!!!!

I'm so glad to hear that this precious angel is again singing the itsy bitsy spider!

 
At 3:55 PM , Anonymous he gently calls us said...

Wow, that is such good news. She looks beautiful. We keep praying.

Glad you had a great weekend. We enjoyed Dave's posts while you were gone, very humorous.

Kay

 
At 4:17 PM , Blogger kristine said...

What a little cutie! Such great news! God is so good - all the time!

Can't wait to see pictures from your weekend home. I hope it was everything you were hoping it would be. It had to give you peace knowing your sweet baby was in such good hands with her daddy!

Take care,
Kris

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger Lolly said...

What a blessing!!! I am so happy that she is doing so well and that you got to have a great weekend with Blake and Allie.

Ashley always looks so cute and has her bows, blankets and monogrammed pillow cases just like you had packed for a planned vacation.

I can't wait to hear about the birthday party.

 
At 5:28 PM , Anonymous Tiffany said...

This is fantastic news!!!! I am so happy for Ashley. It makes me so happy to read about her progress. God continues to amaze me at how He works in her life and shows us just how much more He cares about that child. Thanks for sharing Trish!

 

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