Sunday, August 3, 2008

How is Allison Feeling?

That is the question we are getting a lot lately.  Today at church so many loving, caring members of our church family asked about Allison and her status and about our trip to California.  We so appreciate all of you caring so much about our family.  We feel so blessed to have you praying and caring for us.  

Well, Allison is doing great.  She is currently down to 16 mg. of Prednisone  in the morning.  So far she is handling the tapering great.  We have also cut her down to 1 1/2 Aleve pills a day.  She is having no fevers, rashes, swelling or joint pain.  She is actually very active right now.  She went on a long bike ride with our friends, the Smiths, and did wonderful without any residual effects.  She is swimming frequently, taking Banzai (our dog) for walks and much more. Basically, she is doing everything she has always done.  If it wasn't for all the pills she is taking (6-8 each morning and then on Friday evening she takes an additional 9 pills) and the occasional mood swings, she would be just as before.  

We keep crossing our fingers for continued wellness and feeling good for her.  The stress level in our house has dropped tremendously and it is good to feel "back to normal."  Of course, we are still keeping a watchful eye out for signs of breakthrough symptoms as we know we aren't out of the woods yet, but each day that passes that she is continuing to feel great is a blessing and an answer to prayer for us.  

*** Still fighting with the camera, don't give up hope for the vacation pictures.  I promise to try and conquer it early this week.  Computers and camera can just be a pain to make them talk to one another.  :) 


Kristi Erickson said...

Hi Allison! Glad to hear things are going well for you!!! YEAH!!!! I'm still praying for you!!!

beachbirdie said...

Yay! What happy news!