Thursday, October 22, 2009

A challenging day

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


  1. we are so happy to hear that all is going as well as expected. it sounds like alison has a great support system. we want you all to know that we continue to pray for alison and her donor. we think about alison and all of you always. nothing but only good KARMA is coming your way. thinking of you always.
    xox the jordans

  2. Hang in there guys. We will continue our prayers for all you. Hope your night is peaceful.
    Love Sandi

  3. Good morning,
    Hope all is well so far. Thinking of all of you .
    Love Aunt Sandi xxxo

  4. Hope today is a better day for all. Thinking of you guys and praying for Alison and her donor.

  5. Thinking of you all and saying lots of prayers for both Alison and her donor.

  6. Thinking of all of you...brave Alison and courageous donor, the brillant doctors and nurses, and loving family and friends. I can't imagine what you are going through. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of even those whom you don't know.
    Chris and Aunt Terri's buddies from Curves

  7. We were so thrilled to hear a match had been found for Alison. She is always in our thoughts and we pray for a speedy recovery with as little discomfort as possible. We are also in awe for the courageous donor and his family and thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
    Thank you also to Alison's family for keeping us updated via this blog :)
    The Andrade Family
    (Paige & Emily miss their babysitter but send her many hugs & kisses!)

  8. Our prayers are still with all of you. Keep fighting both of you. God is always with you.

    Karen G.