- Mon, Apr 24, 2006 /
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What a busy weekend it was! Friday we took some time during the day to enjoy the nice weather before all the rain. We took a 4 mile bike ride with the girls. Little did we know, later that night we would be spending our night in the hospital. If we would of known, we would of conserved our energy and rest.
Friday Ally started a temp. It went as high as 103. We took her to the ER at duPont at 2 am, and spent the next 9 hours treating her for yet another line infection. We returned home, found a few hours to rest and prepared for another busy day.
Ally continues to need oxygen, and is still battling a fever.Most of the day she was fine and had no temp but this evening her temp was up to 103 again. We did just speak to her doc and they probably will want to see her again tomorrow. He said as of now her cultures are still negative, we will see how things look in the morning.
Crazy as we are we were determined to all show up in Philly for the Donor Dash today! The weather held off and the day turned out great. It was so nice to see all of our team there supporting us and Ally. Thank you for being there and taking a few hours of your weekend off to show your support for not just us, but to help the community fund the education of donor awareness!
Our team was made of family, friends, co-workers, nurses, and kids! We had over 30 team members, 4 who ran, and the rest participated in the walk. It was great to see others in our area, who were either donors or recipients of the gift of life. The day made me realize we were part of something special today. Today was a day you spent sometime looking at others enjoying the day, happy that someone thought to make the right decision to donate life so that all these folks could enjoy life again, and together. To see those young kids full of life, dancing, laughing, and enjoying time without a care in the world, brought a smile and hope that Ally one day could be doing the same thing as they were. Chances are, you, yourself will know someone who will either need blood, or an organ donation to save a life, and I hope you remember to make the right decision to donate!
Enjoy the photos of the team, and one last thank you to everyone for joining us, and who contributed to help fund the team. We look forward to you joining us next year in the DASH again!