Saturday, December 5, 2009

Back in the hospital

Friday 11:30 p.m.

Alison awoke this morning to the sound of her feeding tube beeping. After an hour or so of attempting to unclug her tube, we were on the phone with Yale. They wanted her to come in but we were able to persuade them to allow her to stay home if she was able to drink and eat high protein and calorie drinks, etc.-one challenge diverted. Little did we know that more challenges would lie ahead. The morning continued with Jen coming by to help her mom and dad bring all the Christmas boxes down from the attic. Mission accomplished and then onto giving the dogs their baths. All was going well at the Cubbellotti's. While mom started to unpack the boxes, Alison awoke from a nap in the recliner. Mom knew by the sound of her voice that something was not right. Alison was having trouble breathing. Luckily, we still had oxygen in the house from before the transplant. We put the oxygen on but Alison's breathing was still challenged. Off to Yale we went. After a couple of hours in the emergency room, Alison was admitted. With pain medication, she is resting comfortably. Her blood pressure is quite high, which is concerning but mom just spoke with the doctors who will monitor Alison closely throughout the night and then we will see if they will put a drain in and tap some of the fluid tomorrow. Dad is staying overnight with Alison. Mom came home-with Christmas decorations everywhere, mom tried to "pull it together". The energy level quickly faded and now it's off to bed to rest up for what lies ahead. Please pray that Alison's blood pressure is controlled throughout the night and that the doctor's will be successful in their interventions tomorrow.

Good night to all,
Karen and Joe

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