Saturday, April 29, 2006

John is hospitalized

Hi from Hershey Medical Center.  We arrived here last night about 11 pm.  After John was admitted, they proceded to do numerous tests on him, including a chest X-Ray.  He was finally able to fall into bed at 3 am.  I fell into my chair in the corner of the room, where I slept till morning.

I found out in the morning that John has something called Cytomegalovirus (CMV) which they told me was a virus in the lungs.  They also told him they would treat him for Graft Verses Host Disease (GVHD), with Prednisone.  And because he has had such severe pain in his abdomen, just in case he has something in addition to CMV and GVHD, they are giving him a colonoscopy in the next few days.  That should cover all the bases.  

It looks like John will be here for awhile.  I will be staying with him in his hospital room because there is no room at Hope Lodge right now. 

Let's see, what else is new?  They are giving John Foscarnet, an IV antiviral, for the CMV.  They are also giving him insulin shots because his blood sugar is too high.  They said the diabetes will probably go away after he is off the Prednisone.  I sure hope so.  

Well, that's about it.  John is in OK spirits, I guess. 

I hope you all are doing well.  As for me, I am hanging in there.

Love, Krissy      

31 comments:

  1. Take care Krissy and John, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Love and Hugs

    Sandra xxxx

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  2. sorry to hear, hope all goes well!
    ~Julie

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  3. Krissy you and John remain in my prayers. Keep leaning on God as you have throughout all of this.

    God Bless and prayers
    Christy

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  4. We'll keep the prayers coming your way.        Dawn

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  5. pixiedustnme4/29/2006 4:03 PM

    oh Krissy, I am so thankful that you and John can lean on His grace, and that you have a wonderful family to support you right now.  I will continue to pray for both of you.  -Kelly   www.pixiedustnme.blogspot.com

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  6. readmereadyou4/29/2006 4:09 PM

    We pray for him to be well very soon.

    Angela

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  7. Sending positive thoughts your way!  A colonoscopy?  Yikes!  My butt cheeks clench just thinking about that!  ... positive thoughts, positive thoughts ...
    Judith

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  8. Hi Krissy,
    There just are no words to express how sorry I am that John is going through all this.  All I can say is, as always, you'll both be remembered in my prayers.
    Jackie

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  9. I sure hope John is feeling better soon. Hopefully that will send him home soon. Happy his spirits are up.  I'll be praying.

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  10. I will be praying for you both
    Barbara

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  11. jlocorriere054/29/2006 5:38 PM

    John is in the best place while he is ill. I do so hope they let him home as soon as possible. Praying for you both. Jeannette xx

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  12. I'm at a loss for words.....you sure have had your trials.    I'm thinking of you, of course...with love.
    Nancy

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  13. Big hugs!!!!!
    and special thoughts!!!
    Linda :)

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  14. praying you John and You :)

    Deb

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  15. Oh My Krissy,
    I will be praying for John.  Sending you hugs.  Stay strong dear because Our Lord is in control.  Love, LuAnne

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  16. I've heard before that Prednisone raises the blood sugar and a lot of people have to have insulin while taking it.  I continue to pray for John's complete healing and for strength for you.  I can't even imagine how draining this must be as you wait day after day for your husband get well.  Take care Krissy...Linda in Washington state  

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  17. I'm so sorry you guys are going through so much. My thoughts and prayers remain with you both. (((Krissy))).
    Martha

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  18. aww sweetie so sorry to hear all this. your both in my prayers. May john recover soon. and may the Peace of God be upon you both

    Hugs
    angelrose

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  19. thoughts and prayers are with you both

    Yours Sincerely,
                 Kristina

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  20. firestormkids044/29/2006 11:34 PM

    Praise God that they are taking such good care of him!  I hope they get you a cot very soon.  Chairs can be very tough.  I love you both and am praying for you.  Blessings, Penny

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  21. love2sing20074/30/2006 12:24 AM

    Much more prayers...I think about you and John often.  
    -Kellen

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  22. Bless  your hearts. Am glad that John is getting good care and a full round of tests so they can take care of everything.  How are you doing?  I sure hope they can get you a bed somewhere soon so you don't wear out.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.  
    Hugs, Barb  

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  23. more prayers comin ur way

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  24. jules196420014/30/2006 5:55 AM

    tc both of you, thinking about you all the time and prayers being sent..............Jules xxxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  25. I am keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon , John.

    Carolyn
    http://journals.aol.com/shelt28/MyLife

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  26. springangel2354/30/2006 9:29 AM

    I do hope John is better and he is in my prayers for a fast recovery...we want you both home!!!  
    hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  27. quartrlyfecrysis4/30/2006 9:45 AM

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers, I hope that all goes well with the treatments and you can get back home very soon.  You take care of yourself and that wonderful husband of yours!

    ~Bernadette

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  28. shanazdrojowy4/30/2006 10:48 AM

    Wow, Krissy!  So much going on... I fondly remember Hershey M.C. from when I went to check out the Hershey School for teaching jobs.  Beautiful countryside in the summertime, but I sure bet you'd rather have any other sceanery, closer to home, about now.  My prayers are with you.  Shana

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  29. randlprysock4/30/2006 1:42 PM

    I will keep praying that the doctors can treat all of these things and really help John.  I am glad that he is in the care of good doctors that are running these tests and finding these things.  It makes it easier to pray and to treat when you know what you are fighting.  God Bless You and give you added strength for all of this.  
    Lisa

    http://journals.aol.com/randlprysock/AdventuresFromFlorida/  

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  30. Krissy my friend, so much has happened since we spoke last. Sending get well soon wishes for John and big, big hugs for you. You are both constantly in my thoughts.
    Love Sylvia xxxx

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  31. keep hanging krissy

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