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