Friday, April 28, 2006

Good News/Bad News

First the Good News:  John didn't have to stay over last night at the hospital.  He was diagnosed with Graft Verses Host Disease (where the donor rejects the transplant patient) and was in pretty severe pain.  However, after his appointment at the Cancer Inst. at Hershey Medical Center, they took him into a back room and gave him lots of IVs, one containing methylprednisone.  The prednisone started clearing up the pain and the GVHD immediately.  And upon leaving, the doctor gave him a script to increase his dose of prednisone that he takes daily.  So today (Friday), he was making a significant improvement.

Now for the Bad News:  John called about an hour ago to tell Dr. Claxton's nurse (Mitzi) how he was doing, that he had had a significant improvement in how he was feeling.  She said she had been trying to reach him for about half an hour (I hate dialup!) and that he had to come into the hospital as soon as possible. 

He has some viral infection.  If I understand it, it is pretty dangerous.  John and I are going to leave for the hospital in about an hour, with my Dad.  I am going to look for a place to stay once I get there.  I have no idea when John and I will be back.  Oh, well, Jesus still has everything under control.  Krissy

28 comments:

  1. Krissy I'm definately praying for John and that they get this infection cleared up quickly.

    God Bless

    Christy

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  2. jlocorriere054/28/2006 7:01 PM

    I'm so sorry about this latest set back. I'm praying John will get over it and get back home again. Jeannette xx

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  3. hope they get this cleared up soon

    Deb

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  4. So sorry to hear this...
    Hope things improve soon, and you are back home once again.
    Aileen.... X

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  5. myheartsaysso24/28/2006 7:39 PM

    keeping you all in my prayers... hun! :) Mel

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  6. I will pray for you both...may god keep you strong

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  7. mastersblynn4/28/2006 8:41 PM

    Oh krissy I am so sorry.  I pray that everything will work out okay.  Can't you stay at the hospital with him?  Thank God you have each other to lean on.  May God send angels to guide your way. Barbara

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  8. Hoping all will be well, soon...Jae

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  9. promiseluv3724/28/2006 9:14 PM

    Krissy,
    It's been along time since I've been here but I want you to know you are always in my thoughts and prayers.  I will say extra prayers for John!

    God be with you both on yet another journey!

    I love you,
    Promise

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  10. I will be praying and I sure hope John is ok.  

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  11. Krissy,
    Sorry I haven't checked in sooner. I'm sorry to hear John is not doing well. I was hoping for much better news. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted!  
    Big hugs, Martha

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  12. Hang tight my friend....
    Nancy

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  13. firestormkids044/29/2006 12:15 AM

    Prayers going up as I type, honey.  We love you both.  In Jesus, Penny

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  14. So sorry to hear this news.  Sending you hugs and lots of prayers to you both.      Dawn

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  15. princesssaurora4/29/2006 1:02 AM

    Praying for you... they say recovery is never a straight line...it is frought with ups and downs... praying for your ups to start real soon, hon.

    be well,
    Dawn

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  16. kaydeejay54494/29/2006 2:00 AM

    Continued prayers for John, you, and your family.  


    Kathy

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  17. Prayers and hugs for you all.  Take care of yourself too Krissy.
    Barb  

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  18. rocketman6854344/29/2006 5:20 AM

    Oh heck another setback for you.Hope John makes a full recovery real soon.Thinking of you both.

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  19. Amen.. he does have everything underconrol.. hold on to that even in the valleys.  ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))) & Prayers \o/

    Much Love,
    Mary

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  20. quartrlyfecrysis4/29/2006 9:04 AM

    Will defiintely keep you both in prayer.  Have a safe trip and best wishes that all goes well!
    ~Bernadette

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  21. nyuknyukpik24/29/2006 10:12 AM

    Hang in there Krissy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Yes, honey, Jesus DOES have everything under control.  I lit a candle last night for you two.  It stayed lit for a few hours.  Until I had to go to bed.  Many prayers went up.  Michael will be fed and brushed, my love.  I LOVE YOU GUYS!!  Hang in there.  I'm glad the prednisone helped the GVHD.  I hate that John was in so much pain.  Give John my love!!  TTP to you and John!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  23. springangel2354/29/2006 12:38 PM

    John is in my prayers...you are doing great Krissy...John will get past all of this and be back on top soon!!!
    Hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  24. you are in my prayers!
    Becky

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  25. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers... don't worry, we will be here when you get back... take care of you and John... Lisa

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  26. still praying here for u and john

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  27. jules196420014/30/2006 5:43 AM

    I hope they can control the virus, god bless you both, prayers going out.............Jules xx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  28. randlprysock4/30/2006 1:43 PM

    Continuing to pray for you both.  
    Lisa

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