Friday, December 31, 2010

Quick trip home.

As some of you may already know, Ashley was discharged yesterday just before noon. We left the hospital and went to Ashley's parent's to see the kids. The kids were very happy to see us and it was great to see them. It was a good reminder that life was still moving right along at home. Ashley is still pretty sore, but she is getting around pretty well. We stayed the night at Ashley's parents, and we will be headed back to Kansas City to check in to the Ronald McDonald House one block from Children's Mercy Hospital some time after lunch.

We called Faith's nurse last night to see how Faith was doing. The nurse said that they had taken Faith off the resporator and that she was looking around and talking (she couldn't do any of this with the resporator in her mouth). Ashley wanted to go back as soon as she heard this, but I thought it would be best if we spent the evening with the kids. The nurse also said they have begun to give her a fatty medicine called lipids through the IV in her scalp. Up to now they have only been able to give her electrolites through the smaller IV, in her arm. Now that both medicines will be administerd through her scalp they have removed the IV in her arm. Hopefully within the next day or two they will begin giving her Ashley's milk which she has been pumping and storing. She will have to be fed the milk through a tube until she can lay on her back, but at least they will be feeding her something.

Thanks again for all of your prayers. I checked the stats for the blog last night and we were amazed to discover this blog has been hit 2800 times since we started. People from Canada to Germany have been watching and praying. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 2800 times Thank you!


  1. Mickel & Ashley
    Just so you know y prayers are sent to Faith and her entire family as well!. Thinking of you with best wishes of optimal health. By the way I love the name Faith.
    Take Care. Be safe. Happy New Year! God's blessings.
    Great Aunt Cynthia

  2. Mic & Ashley, just wanted to say you guys are so great and I luv you a bunch. Keeping Faith and all the Pfeifer family in my prayers! Krissy**

  3. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE UPDATE! Even though Alison keeps us up-to-date, I still enjoy checking the blog! The Lord has given all of you, especially Faith, such strength it is a wonderful reminder how great our God is! So happy Faith is off the respirator, is talking and getting better every minute of every day! Blessings, prayers and love to you all, Rod & Paula

  4. Thank you so much for posting this and the updates. It is our family's honor to pray for your family. Encouraged for you and your family today! PTL!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. We just got home from Church. Prayed for Faith, all those offering her care, and her family, of course. Thanks for the update. We feel so far away. May the new year be a blessed one for you!

  6. Wonderful, wonderful news! Can hardly wait for sweet Faith to be home with her family. Hope you all have a ball bringing her home to Mason and Elizabeth.