Tuesday, September 9, 2008

{little california}

That's my nickname for her! I just wanted to leave a quick update before planting myself in bed. I will try to limit some specifics but will also try to portray what is going on as accurately as possible.

When Callie arrived at Phoenix Children's they sent her in for a CT scan. They found that she had 4 skull fractures, a blood clot and air bubbles. She went in for surgery and that went quicker than they had expected. Right now we are playing the waiting game. They say that within the next 24 to 48 hours we will get a clearer view on what is going on. The doctors expect that there is some brain trauma but because of the swelling it's not possible to tell the extent. She is making small movements on her own, but the doctors actually want her to be as still as possible right now. This does give us hope, seeing that she is using these functions.

There has been an outpouring of support from friends and family and we are so appreciative of it all. My parent's are amazing! Somehow we are all drawing our strength from them when I would think it should be the other way around. They asked me to thank you all for the sweet thoughts and prayers on Callie's and their behalf. It is SO appreciated.

The outlook from the doctor's view is not good right now. We just keep praying. And we feel there is no reason to lose hope. The days to come will probably have ups and downs and we are expecting that. But we believe in a loving Heavenly Father who is a worker of miracles. And yet we are also working to accept that our plans may not be the same as His.

For me I know every hour can bring on a new feeling of what is happening. There is just a constant rush of emotions. It is a strange thing not knowing if she will ever play on her new swing set again. And remembering being there 11 months ago with my little niece sometimes causes my thoughts to wander. Ultimately it makes me want to grab my boys up in my arms and never let go of them. Every day is such a blessing, so fragile. So give your little ones an extra kiss tonight and maybe even share with them one of your secrets. Love them silly!

Thank you so much for your prayers and sweet thoughts. That is really the most we can hope for right now. And believe me when I say that it is felt. We feel so blessed at this time to be surrounded by such wonderful people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



sara,mike,rhett,and gage said...

when I heard of this happening it made me want to cry.It made me want to love and be with my children as much as possible.I was depressed all day yesterday thinking about how such a thing could happen to any little child. I'm praying for your family that you will have a miracle and she will pull through such a horrible situation. Callie is in our prayers. love The Perkins

beth said...

Hi Ashley, I am so glad you are posting about baby Callie. I would love to call your mom but do not want to take up her time. We are all praying for Callie and sending much love for all of you :) Beth Perkins

Nathan and Toni Southam said...

Ash, I am so sorry! I don't even really know what to say as words of comfort! Just know that I am here for you and for your family! If you need someone's shoulder to cry on, I will drive down and you can cry all you want! We will keep praying for you! Love you tons!

Blain&Deedra said...

I just want to cry for you and your family, and especially the man who did it. Keeping you in our prayers. Wish I could be there to help. Love you!

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