Happy Monday, friends!
I just wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for your love, encouragement, support and prayers on Friday. Miss Ashby had her 24th surgery, and thanks in part to so many of you, it was covered in peace. We are just so incredibly blessed by so many who pray over our girl, her surgeon, the hospital staff and our family. We feel those prayers. We certainly felt them on Friday.
This time around, for #24, Ashby had debulking of the veins in her chest and right hand including the removal of some nasty blood clots too. Everything went smoothly and by Friday night, she was resting comfortably in her room…
…watching every minute of the Yankees’ game. “Did I miss the Yankee game” was the VERY first question she asked when they wheeled her to us after being in recovery. Andrew stayed with us that night until about 7:30 and brought us dinner, watched the game and loved on his girls before heading back to McKinney. Ashby and I stayed the night and were home early the next morning.
Ashby will be home with me this week until Wednesday. We’re watching lots of movies, and Andrew and I are basically her new Uber Eats service. She’s not a big eater in the first place, so anytime she’s been asking for something, we’re hopping up and getting it STAT.
Having vascular surgery is unfortunately for Ashby, a lifelong necessity. As much as I would love to say “this was our last one”, that’s just not the reality. Despite the frequency and volume of surgeries, it doesn’t make anything easier…it actually makes everything emotionally and physically harder. I have little thoughts about each and every surgery. #24 will be remembered mostly for the chest incision. It was a bit more than we were expecting, but I’m very thankful she had it done. No one needs a blood clot inches from their right lung.
Thank you again for loving on our girl. I can never thank you enough. xx