June 22, 2009 | 6 Comments
UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: OUT OF SURGERY!
Ashli is out of surgery. The surgeon said that the procedure went very well. There was no need for any transfusions, which are otherwise common in this sort of operation. As it turns out, Ashli will not require placement in the ICU, although her condition will, of course, be carefully monitored.
The surgeon is adhering to his original, tentative diagnosis of a (relatively non-threatening) solid pseudopapillary tumor. The biopsy will not be complete, however, for five to seven days. The surgeon also noted that the nearby lymph nodes did not look bad, which is a relief because initially the CT scan had raised some concerns regarding their enlargement.
Thank you all again for your prayers. Ashli’s family is greatly comforted by the way things appear to be turning out. Please continue your prayers for a full recovery.
Ashli’s pancreatic surgery will go forward today. She’ll likely be in intensive care, unconscious, for two days after the operation. I’ll post updates about her condition here as soon as I get the information.
Ashli took her children, Emmil and Elise, for a photo shoot at the Maclay Botanical Gardens in Tallahasee last Thursday. Below is one of the pictures to help you think about Ashli and her family as you pray for her health.
BONUS PICTURES: One is Elise in 2004 and the other is Ashli 1971; it shouldn’t hard for you to tell the mother from the daughter.