Thursday, October 29, 2009

Trying to see the good news

So, "the good news" is that Alison did not move to ICU last night, her vital signs remained stable and since 7West is so close to ICU, the doctors felt that it was fine to keep her in her room. Dr. Emre came in this morning and told us that it was decided that Alison should have a filter put in to prohibit any further blood clots from moving into the lungs. ""The good news" is that there is a procedure to help the current situation. At the moment, Alison is resting comfortably-"the good news" is that the intense pain has subsided for now.

At this point, it would be very easy to focus on the negatives but that will not change what has happened and what will happen-we have to stay strong and continue to have faith in Alison's doctors and focus on "the good news". The most important "good news" is that Alison's liver is functioning wonderfully-no....that is "amazing news". With God by our side, we have faith that we will continue to have "amazing news" as we try to move forward.

We are so grateful to all of you for your prayers-the fact that we are surrounded by so many is also "the good news".

Joe and Karen


  1. We are all by your side and praying for Alison and her donor ( and their families). We are hoping for much better days ahead!

  2. Thank you God. I'm sure everyone is trying to keep up the positive and not dwell on the negative. You are such a great writer, Karen, you give us all a much better perspective. I wish a could take your place for a while, just to give you a rest, but we are all where we are supposed to be as hard as it is. God keep you all and stay by your side in these trying days. We all love you so very much.

  3. Keep focused on the "amazing news" and let us keep focused on sending extra prayers your way. Thank you for keeping us up-to-date.
    Sending lots of hugs (hope you're feeling them).

  4. Honestly, I just accessed this blog for the first time today. It looks like I've got some catching up to do! Our family is so thrilled to see that a young man has come forward with such a gift, and are staying focused on the good news you deliver throughout the pain associated with this process. With much love, and wishes for many, many pain free days ahead, The Orvis Clan