Friday, April 20, 2012

4/20 Update

Alison had another full day of therapies that she tolerated well, but didn't necessarily make any huge strides during. That's okay though - not every day is going to be a huge success. I have asked that they look into reducing the amount of muscle relaxer she's currently on. They recently upped her dosage, and we think she was more alert and was more successfully engaging her therapy sessions prior to the increase. We're hoping they'll agree and consider reducing it. She's not lethargic, but she's not as alert as she had been toward the beginning of the week. This evening, she seemed pretty uncomfortable, so I asked them to give her some anxiety meds to help her relax overnight. While talking to the nurse and Alison about it, Alison acted as if she wouldn't mind at all if she got some meds to help her relax. It seemed like every few minutes or so, her body would tense up and her heart rate would shoot up. So it's been difficult for her to really relax much this afternoon/evening. We don't have any huge plans for the weekend. Alison may get some occupational therapy over the weekend, otherwise we'll just hang out and do some standard range-of-motion exercises, and maybe go exploring around the hospital and get a little sunshine. Thanks for all of your continued thoughts and prayers.

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