Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yesterday-a long, long day

Thursday, 7 a.m.

Alison finally went for the catscan of her chest and abdomen at 3:30 p.m.-6 hours after we arrived in the emergency room. We went up to a room from the test-Alison was having a tremendous amount of pain in her head. She has had a headache since yesterday morning. Once we got up to the floor, we asked that the doctors discuss this head pain further as it was very concerning to us-it could be from the fever but it doesn't seem to get any better when the tylenol brings her fever down. The doctors called in a neurological consult and decided to do a catscan of Alison's head at midnight. This test proved to be negative. The doctors then wanted to do a lumbar puncture (spinal tap)-Alison was very upset about this, we decided to hold off on this decision until this morning. Alison is now on 5 antibiotics. One of the doctors from the transplant team came in this morning, he discussed tapping fluid from around the lung and abdomen-he will talk with Dr. Emre shortly and determine today's plan. Please continue to pray that the doctors can get Alison's infection under control and continue to give her the strength for what lies ahead.
We will update later,
Karen and Joe

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