5:05 p.m. Thursday
So today was a challenging one. Alison was very tired this morning but she did get up and sit in her chair. She received 3 units of blood as there is some internal bleeding going on. The doctors are pretty sure that the source is from a particular area where the new liver was attached. They are cetainly watching this closely but said that this can sometimes happens and often it will repair itself-let's pray that this will be the case. Her legs are quite swollen again today, so the doctors ordered another ultrasound just to make sure that there are no further blood clots-her arm actually looked great this morning. Dressing changes on her incision and central line were very uncomfortable but she made it through with a little help from mom and her big sister. Poor dad keeps getting "kicked out" of the room-but Alison always wants him to be close by. Like we said, a challenging day but she is now resting very peacefully. We have only received very general information on the status of the donor but it seems as if he is having his own challenges. So please continue to pray for him as well as Alison.
Joe and Karen