Happy Birthday to Auntie Dawn!!!!
The past several days have been wonderful. Overall, Alison has been feeling really good. She does have a long way to go but everything seems to be heading in the right direction. Saturday, we had a family gathering at Aunt Sharon's and Uncle Bill's-a day patterened after Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Lindwall's. It's a very special day. Alison was not able to attend as there would just be too many people. It was hard for her not to attend as she just loves family so much. Dad stayed home with her. Alison ended up having a nice afternoon-she even beat dad at the Game of Life.
On Sunday evening, Alison had a few of her high school friends over-as we layed in bed, we could hear them talking and laughing. It was such a gift that we really appreciated. We have spent so many nights lying in bed, worry about her, knowing how sick she was in her bed. Now to just hear the laughter, warmed our hearts. Yesterday, we ventured to Yale for another follow up appt. Overall, reports are good. Some fluid build up and medication changes but all in all-a good report. We will be back again tomorrow. Frequent visits are tiring but reassuring. Last night we ventured to Auntie Dawn's to celebrate her birthday-Alison seemed to really enjoy herself. We dropped her off at her friend, Emily's to visit with some other high school friends. We thought this is probably a bit much for one day but she assured us that it is "OK".
Stephen went back to NY this morning-it was wonderful to have him home-weather permitting, he will be back on Saturday for our special visit with John's family. Dad and Jen are back to work this week, mom is trying to organize and "catch up". Well, it's time to wake Alison-yes, except for being awakened to take her medication, she is still asleep-hopefully today will be another good day.
Love to all,
Karen and Joe