Christmas Eve 12:30 p.m.
Sorry we havent' written in a few days but Alison did come home Tuesday afternoon.
Yesterday, the home health nurse came out and taught Alison and mom how to administer the antibiotic. It looks like Alison will be able to do this herself-mom has to admit, she is a bit relieved but will be ready to step in if needed. Alison is really a "pro" already-she is going to make an amazing nurse one day. We keep saying that we wish she could get clinical credits for all she has learned. Mom got out to get some shopping done and stop by work-it was great to catch up (mom plans to return to work in January) and see some friends-Stephen stayed home with Alison and helped with getting some tasks done for the holiday. Alison finished her wrapping and had a wonderful visit with her Godmother.
Alison was off early this morning with dad to appointments with the Transplant Surgeon and the Hemotologist at Yale. Stephen is out grocery shopping and such and Jen is due to come over soon to help mom wrap presents. Mom is home trying to finish last minute tasks. Alison just called with wonderful news. She said that the doctors are very happy with her bloodwork, her lungs have never sounded better and she is doing great. Well, we just got our Christmas present-and are thrilled-off to call John and his family-we know they will so happy to hear this news.
Our plans to spend Christmas Eve with Pop, Uncle Danny, Auntie Dawn, Danny, Jr. and Michael really look like they will happen-how exciting!! When we attend mass tonight, we have so much to praise and thank God for-it will be a very special mass for us. Alison is disappointed that she cannot go (too many germs) but we told her that God will certainly understand and that prayers can be said anywhere. Tomorrow, if all continues to go well, we will have a very special morning at home. Joe and I can't wait to wake up with our three children all home-healthy, safe and sound-this is certainly looking to be the best Christmas ever. We will spend spend a little time at Aunt Terri's in the afternoon-we were thrilled when the doctor said that Alison could go. She is really looking forward to seeing everyone, especially the "little ones"-they will have to keep their distance-but Alison is very happy none the less.
We want to wish everyone a very healthy and happy Christmas. We cannot thank you all enough for your prayers, your support and love. May you find great joy this holiday season. Continue to pray.
Joe and Karen