Saturday, May 27, 2017

ROAD TRIP!

(This is Chris, btw.) You may have been wondering why Alison hasn't blogged in over eight months. Well if you'll remember back to October, Alison had a pretty rough couple of weeks with back-to-back hospital stays - which included her worst infection to-date and her first-ever seizure. Ever since, she's struggled to rebound to her normal (post-stroke) self, and her ability to blog and communicate has been hindered. I'll spare you all the details, but it's been a real challenge of all of us at times.

We've consulted with local specialists the best we could, but are now taking a bigger step toward trying to figure out what happened back in October to cause all of this - in hopes we can figure out a better way to move forward. On Monday we're loading up the van and heading north to Rochester, MN. The neurology team at Mayo Clinic has agreed to see Alison. We'll be there for about two weeks.

We're pretty excited about this opportunity. Mayo has such a great reputation, and Alison deserves the best possible shot at finding some relief. There's certainly no down side to having the best and brightest doctors in the country poking around in her brain for a couple of weeks. Who knows, maybe they'll stumble upon something that will help with more than just these recent issues!

I'll give you guys another update when we get back to let you know how it went. And thanks for all your continued support. - Chris