Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, 8:45 a.m.

The transplant team came in this morning and it appears that Alison will be having the thrombolysis. We still do not know what time but the doctors say that it is important as they need to be able to get "access", meaning that they need to be able to have a mechanism to give her medications. The blood clots are prohibiting their ability to do that. Alison is also having what they call, "third spacing" where fluid is accumulating outside the vascular system. It is important that they give her a medication called albumin to help pull the fluid back into the tissues. As you can all imagine, this is all very frightening and disappointing as we thought Alison would be going home today. Alison's liver is doing fine, we are so grateful for that. Please continue to pray that she is able to get over these new "hurdles".

We have not heard anything further about Alison's donor. As of a couple of days ago , we understood that he may be going home today. We certainly hope that that is the case and that he is well on the road to recovery.

Joe and Karen


  1. All of you are in my prayers EVERY DAY! I wish Alison, her donor and Little Ryan a speedy recovery. With every blog posted I feel so much emotion for everyone. God Bless you all.

  2. Hi Mr. and Mrs. Cubbellotti,

    I just wanted to let you guys know you are still in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the faith, Ali will get through all of this. She has overcome so much at this point and is one of the strongest people I know. Please let my mom or I know if you need anything at all.


    Laura O.

  3. Hang in there everyone. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be sent your way (and to the donor and Ryan as well!)

  4. Lots of prayers are continuing your way. I know it is a rollercoaster but hopefully the the ride will be over soon with Alison safely home. Alison is one tough lady and will fight though this too. She gets her strength from her parents. You are my heroes in how you go step by step and are willing to share with us. Know that you are constantly in my thoughts.
    Lots of love and hugs,

  5. I left a note on Alis FB account--not sure exactly how to do this-I had my tx 7 mos ago-Dr.Emre and his team are exceptional-she is in good hands-I think of her every day--looking forward to hearing she is out and about----marjory cole

  6. Dear Alison,
    I guess another step in the recovery process. Another bump in the rd. Keep on fighting. Love Aunt Sandi xxxo