Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
So, Alison did come home from the hospital last night. Yes, we were surprised too-but, needless to say, elated. The Interventional Radiologist tapped 2,000 cc's of fluid from her abdomen and 500 from around her right lung. She was in a lot of pain afterward and needed those dreaded narcotics again. However, as the afternoon wore on, she was better as long as she did not move. The transplant team came in and said they wanted to tap the fluid on the left today. After much discussion, it was decided that we would not do that and after getting albumin and a treatment with albuterol (that typical asthma medication, we learned can help bring your pottasium down), we would do her bloodwork again. If her potassium and blood pressure were down, she would be able to go home. We anxiously waited and prayed for the good results and our prayers were answered and off to home we headed. Alison slept in the recliner and was uncomfortable but she was able to sleep in her own home-she will tell you that that is better than any bed in the hospital. She seems good this morning, still in pain when she moves but is able to "work with" the pain. We're hoping today, if she feels up to it, to do a little Christmas decorating. She is excited to do that but we'll just take things one step at a time. We do need to go to the Transplant Clinic tomorrow, please pray that her potassium stays within normal limits, or she will be readmitted to the hospital-we would really rather keep that "sleeping in your own home" concept going if we can.
Have a good day, we know that we will certainly looking forward to having one.
Joe and Karen