Tuesday, October 27, 2009

3:50 p.m. Tuesday
OK, so now we have a new plan. The vascular and transplant teams have now decided to hold off on any medical procedures. They feel that it is safest to leave the blood clots as is and to just treat with the blood thinner. All are benefit vs. risk senarios-the hope is that the body will begin to absorb the blood clots and in the meantime, hope that the blood clots do not travel. We have to work hard at getting Alison to eat proteins and drink fluids-the challenge is the nausea-but the doctor has now discontinued one of the medications and came up with a new regimen for anti-nausea medication-hopefully we are on the right track.
Further updates to come.
Karen and Joe


  1. Hi Guys - We know just how frustrating it can be to hear a different story around every corner and to deal with ever-changing plans. It means your medical team is working hard and exploring all options. Hang in there - it WILL all work itself out. We have been with you every step of the way in thought and spirit. Love - John, Pattie, Megan and Ryan

  2. Hi Alison, Karen and Joe,
    Colleen and I continue to keep an eye on the blog and we are praying that this ordeal will be over soon. God Bless... you are in our prayers and so is your wonderful donor.
    Professor Yost and family

  3. Hope today was a better day. Lots of prayers coming your way.

  4. Hi Guys,
    So glad I was able to see you today. 10/28/09.
    Lots of challenged days for everyone involved, including us, the readers of the blog.
    The ups and downs, The emotional upsets, The positive days, The crazy days, Bumpy roads, She's going home tomorrow, no, another other blood clot. I can go on and on. A feeling of helplessness.
    Through all of this we kept on reading and sending our prayers of hope, and words of encouragement for all of you.
    I can only speak for myself but this blog helped me more than you can ever imagine. Amazing you found the strength and time to fill us in, every step of the way. It truely has been appreciated.
    Just knowing you are on the road to recovery makes such a difference. You are a trooper Alison. Please continue with your SPUNK. I am sure it will be tough, but, in the end what a beautiful ending, A New Life, A New Beginning.
    We love you all.
    Our prayers and good wishes will continue with you and your family each and every inch of the way as you recover and for all the days ahead,
    Love and hugs from all of us,

    P.S. You can always count on me. xxxo Love Sandi

  5. Karen and Joe,
    Good night and Sleep tight,
    Sandi and Neal