Monday, June 6, 2011

Pray. Pray. Please!

It started out as a routine check-up.
Her oncologist checked for lumps and tumors.
Found nothing.
She has had issues with her colon and so they scheduled her annual colonoscopy in 3 weeks to check things out.
They took her blood for CA-125 (ovarian cancer test) and it came back 6,000 (0-30 is normal). When they got those results they moved her colonoscopy to the next week.
That was on Wednesday (6/1).
They didn't get very far when they saw that something from the outside of the colon was pushing on it. It needed to be addressed from the outside.
So, they stopped the procedure.
Dad took her to another hospital so she could be in the care of her "miracle" surgeon, Dr. Belnap.
Dr. Belnap was the only surgeon willing to operate on mom when she was so sick and near death, 4 1/2 years ago. PTL for Belnap!!
Well, on Thursday mom was in surgery for 8 hours and a grapefruit sized tumor was removed from her colon. 
She is in ICU recovering from the surgery and doing great.
She is strong!
She is amazing!
She is so beautiful!
We trust God in all things and know He has his arms tightly wrapped around mom.

Mom and her "Giving Tree"
It gives her everything she needs - liquids, food, meds etc.

Thank you for your prayers!

"Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord."
Psalm 117:1-2


Angela said...

OH my goodness! What a shocker this all had to be. Praying for your mom and daddy and you all too! God is amazing and His love is perfect.

Cinnamon said...

Wow!! She is amazing!! Send her a big hug from your Iowan friends and let her know we think she is amazing!! We'll be praying for her recovery~


Mendi... said...

Ashley~Know that our family is praying for your mom,for her doctors/caregivers & for your family. What a testimony of faith she is! Awesome things happen when God is glorified!

Nicole said...

Praying ... She looks amazing in that picture :)

Shelley said...

Praying. Love that she is smiling with her "Giving Tree" :)

Jennifer said...

The Price family is praying for your sweet mom!

TnFullQuiver said...

Praying for your mom here in East Tennessee! Also prayers going up on your behalf as well.
grace and peace,

Amy said...

WOW!!!! Her smile is wonder in the last picture. Keep us updated and pray that the recovery goes well.

The Morris Family said...

Oh goodness!!!! I jsut came over and saw this!!!! I will be praying!!! So thankful al is looking well now, I know that was all so quick to happen!!!

Tell you mom hi from the Morris Crew!!!!


P.S. so glad for your toes....flip floppers!!! only way to go!!!

The Munck Family said...

I read this from my cell phone 2 days ago but couldn't comment...but wanted you to know she is in our prayers!!! The giving tree, had to smile about that! So, how is she now?

Hugs and Prayers~