Ashley Martson has taken the next step in her hopeful recovery from kidney failure.
But it still sounds as if the 90 Day Fiance star has a long way to go.
Just days ago, Martson revealed to fans that she had been hospitalized after being found unresponsive at her home.
It was determined she is in acute kidney failure due to lupus.
Open, scared and vulnerable, this is what Martson wrote at the time on Instagram:
I’m sorry if this photo offends anyone but I will not hide that I’m sick. If I can help one person with lupus then posting this is worth it.
I was found unresponsive this morning at my home. The Ambulance took me to the hospital where it was found that I am in acute kidney failure due to lupus.
I will begin dialysis shortly. I will not let this beat me. I know I’m strong enough to battle through this,not just for myself but for my kids.
I will be transferred to another hospital this evening that is better equipped. Please pray for myself and my family as I know it’s going to be a very tough road ahead for all of us.
Thank you for your continuous support and prayers.
And now, along with a photo of the word “Update,” a friend of the TLC personality kept Instagram followers apprised of Martson’s status as follows:
Ashley underwent surgery where they placed a catheter into her abdomen. This is for access site to begin peritoneal dialysis today.
Doctors are hopeful that dialysis will be temporary and that it will aid in helping her kidneys repair themselves. There is a chance she can go home tomorrow and be looked after by home health care nurses.
Please continue to pray that this works and that Ashley will not need a kidney transplant. Either way Ashley will be down for quite some time.
It’s also worth noting that husband Jay Smith is currently by Martson’s side.
This would simply be assumed for most couples, but Smith admitted to cheating on his wife late last year.
It’s been unclear since whether they are together or separated.
Along with the above photo of his hand in hers, however, Smith acknowledged his infidelity on Monday and wrote to/about Martson:
“I may have hurt you. I may have not been a good husband. Jumping on a plane the second I found out you was in the hospital was something I didn’t even think twice to do.
“We have our differences but as long as I have life I will never let you sit alone and suffer. I love you and nothing will ever change that. Thank you for having me here to support you.”
Martson was previously hospitalized in December due to complications from lupus days.
In that case, the health scare took place after an episode of 90 Day Fiance that centered on how she caught Smith cheating on her by messaging other women after their wedding.
Has the couple put this mistake behind them for good?
Or have they merely tabled their major issues until Ashley gets better?
We can’t say for certain at this time.
Elsewhere, however, a GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Martson with her medical bills.
More than 104 people have donated in the past two days, raising $2,295 ofits stated $10,000 goal.
This is what the campaign says on its home page:
She will be out of work for months without any financial support. She has two children that she is responsible for as well as the typical bills for her home and car.
Medical bills are piling up and she is in need of help. I know this is very hard for Ashley to ask for help but at this point she has run out of options.
Please find it in your heart to donate to Ashley and her children so she can focus on getting well and not stress over finances. If you are unable to donate please pray for Ashley and her family.
Thank you to everyone for their support during this hard time. I’m sure Ashley would love any cards or letters to help her pass the time in the hospital and at home.