Sunday, November 15, 2009

A good night's sleep can work wonders

Sunday, 10:00 p.m.

Alison was very mixed about her mom going home Saturday night. It was apparent though, that after another week in the hospital, mom really needed to get a good night's sleep. In the morning, we knew it was the right decision as mom felt so much better- better able to go on in supporting Alison's needs. We all just can't wait until Alison can be home in her own bed and she, too, can get a good night's sleep. The comforts of home can certainly work wonders.

When we arrived at the hospital today, Alison seemed a bit quiet. She was ready to take a shower, after which she seemed to feel better. She does continue to have a good deal of pain in her left side, hopefully the transplant team will soon be able to detect the source. In speaking with the doctor today, though, it seems that, overall, things are moving in the right direction-we're hoping for a potential discharge on Tuesday or Wednesday. Aunt Terri came up, we all had a nice visit. We spoke with John's family and it sounded like he had a nice day, taking a long walk. It's great to hear that his recovery is progressing. They will be up to Yale tomorrow, we're hoping to be able to spend some time together. We also called Karen, she is from the Advanced Care Team. She provides alternative services like massage and reflexology. These services have been very helpful for Alison, hopefully she'll be able to come tomorrow.

Well, here's to a new week-filled with increased health and comfort and hope for a renewed spirit.

Have a good one,
Karen and Joe


  1. here's to many good night's sleep soon. Hope all is well and you are all having a good day. thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending lots of hugs!!!

  2. Alison & Your Amazing Family,
    I am so happy to hear that each day is getting better for all of you. Mark has been keeping me informed. Alison we think and pray for you often. I can't wait to stock my pantry for you when you visit! May God always protect you. Love & kisses, Mrs A and Family

  3. Continuing to watch these posts and keep abreast of Alison's progress. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Shelley Hoskins, SHU Nursing Faculty