The morning has just flown by. Alison started the day with a little bit of breakfast. She is hungry but finding it a challenge to eat. The doctor said that this is normal and will take time. The doctor removed the last drain-yeah!!! It was pretty painful, but Alison got through it. Hopefully, this will be the last of "procedures" for a long time. Alison has been up in a chair for a while, she is very tired and apologizes for falling asleep. Her left arm has now gotten swollen, the nurse thinks that this is due to her IV no longer working, hopefully that is it and they can find another site. Discussions surrounding discharge have begun-maybe in the next couple of days-just amazing! We asked Dr. Emre how the donor was doing and he said that he is doing well and may be discharged in the next couple days, too! With the bits of information we have received, it almost seems as if his recovery is going "hand in hand" with Alison's-we certainly hoped that his recovery would have been easier but are so happy that he, too, will be discharged soon.
Love to all,
Joe and Karen