So, Alison finally had the fluid tap done at 8:30 p.m.-six and a half hours late-ugh!! We returned to her room around 10:00 p.m. The doctor drained 1,000 cc's of fluid from her left side, 350 from the right, 650 from her abdomen and left a drain in her abdomen, which has already drained another 450 cc's. The abdominal drain has been very painful for Alison. The doctor indicated that he had a hard time draining the fluid from the right side. He said it was loculated, which means encased. We're not sure what Dr. Emre will say about that-hopefully not another drain. Alison was able to eat when she returned to her room-yeah!! Please pray that the pain from the abdominal drain will subside and that Alison and mom will be able to get some rest tonight.
Karen and Joe