Wednesday, August 16, 2006

John's in the hospital again

Here I am sitting at the computer up at Hershey, John's transplant center.  I've left him for just a few minutes while he gets some sleep. 

We came up here last night.  John's fever was 104.2 last night so they told us to come in.  It was a two and a half hour ride, and rough for John, but we made it.  John's fever is still high, even though the hospital still continues to give him frequent doses of tylenol.  

When John got here, they stuck him and did blood work.  They immediately noticed he was short on red blood cells.  This is strange, because on Monday he got two bags of red blood cells.  But the tests showed that he needed more cells.  So all today (Wednesday) they have been giving him blood.  He is on his fourth bag of blood right now.  This should be the last one.  

Unfortunately, John was having chest pains today before he got his blood.  The doctor believed this is because his oxygen level is low (because he doesn't have enough red blood cells), and this effected his heart.  So they did some kind of a test, and have him hooked up to a heart monitor all the time.  Also, since last night they have had him on oxygen.  And fluids, and two kinds of antibiotics.  Poor guy has four bags hanging off his pole.  And two catheters that the nurses had to put in his arms to allow fluids/blood to enter his body.

Okay, maybe I am getting too graphic here.  I don't know why I always get technical.  Just passing everything along.

Please pray.  I am a little bit scared this time.  Not a lot, just a little.  The doctors have no idea what is going on.

Thanks, love you all, Krissy 

50 comments:

  1. My dear, I don't know how you cope.  Honestly.  After being at my husband's side for a relatively "simple" four days in the hospital following his heart bypass surgery, I can't imagine having to go on and on and on with it.  God bless you.

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  2. Mosie sent me over here, from MY country Life, and I just wanted you to know that I am praying for your husband, and a for a quick recovery.

    God Bless
    Jackie

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  3. Awwww man.... poor John! And poor you having to watch it. Hang in there, with allthe good thoughts and prayers headed your way this will just be another blip in John's path to recovery!! {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}

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  4. Aww Krissy, my dear, you know we're praying with all our might.  This is so strange that he just got the transfusion and is low on red cells already and the fever. Bless his heart.  You know we love you and are thinking of you and sending you prayers for the best outcome.  Take care,
    Barb  

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  5. sazzylilsmartazz8/16/2006 10:16 PM

    Big hugs and we are thinking of both you and John at this time.
    Dianna

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  6. Omg I am so sorry to hear hes not doing well.
    you were not too graphic you are just letting us know how serious it is. Poor guy. Prayers are with you and John.

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  7. We love you too, Darlin'.  

    We're here.

    Andi

    ps: make them ALL wash their hands! doctors, everyone!

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  8. prayers are with john and you both. and also for a speedy recovery. (((((hugs to you both)))))) Cindy

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  9. tendernoggle8/16/2006 10:26 PM


    HI,

    I CAME OVER HERE FROM MOSIE'S JOURNAL...TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND TONIGHT....I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU AND HIM ARE HAVING TO GOT HROUGH ALL THIS, BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHERS BESIDES ME PRAYING FOR YOU AND HIM...J-LAND IS A SPECIAL PLACE AND HAS VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE HERE WITH HUGE HEARTS...I FOUND THAT OUT WHEN MY HUSBAND DIED IN JAN FROM A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK...PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU TOO CAN GET WORN  DOWN...
    LOVE IN CHRIST,
    CARLENE
    http://journals.aol.com/tendernoggle/HORSESHOEBEND/


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  10. viviansullinwank8/16/2006 10:56 PM

    {{{{{Krissy}}}}},
    Put your fears in prayers and give them to God. We will be praying with you. I'm glad you're able to keep in touch and let us know how John is doing.

    Vivian

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  11. O geez Krissy, you and John are both with me in prayer, daily.  I know God is working out His Plan for John with these trials, though we can't see the reasons.  Have faith.  CATHY
    http://journals.aol.com/luddie343/DARETOTHINK/  

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  12. princesssaurora8/16/2006 11:42 PM

    I love when you pass it all along... share it with us... it helps, honey!

    I am praying for John and you... I am praying for the docs too, that they figure it out and get him fixed up again quick.

    be well,
    Dawn

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  13. (((Krissy))) and ((((John)))). Lord, we lift John up to you; you know what is going on with him and his body and we ask Lord that you help the doctors to figure out what it is and that they will be able to treat it so he can go back home and be out of danger with the high fever and chest pains. We ask for your healing on John and we also ask for comfort and peace for Krissy so that she will just know you are right there with her, walking with her, carrying her on your shoulder as she is so scared Lord. Help her to feel your peace that transcends understanding. Please put people in her life at Hershey that will love on her and John that will help her with meals and talking with her to ease her fears and will be kind to her in her hour of need. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen


    (betty)

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  14. I am so sorry. YOu and John are both in my prayers.
    Barbara

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  15. mastersblynn8/17/2006 12:03 AM

    Krissy try to get some rest.  Prayers are coming your way all through jland.  Love ya! Barbara

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  16. littlelady16998/17/2006 12:05 AM

    prayers have been lifted up to the lord in John's name. give your worries and fear to God, he will be there for you. never lose faith.

    patty

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  17. I feel just like everyone else here.
    I wish you all the best! Know that we are all thinking of you and John!

    Lv Stevie
    xxx

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  18. jlocorriere058/17/2006 4:38 AM

    I'm so sorry Krissy. I'm praying John will improve with the new blood and antibiotics. I thought the other day his temperature was way too high. I hate that you have to go back to Hershey but they are so good there and you must have confidence in them since you both know them so well. I hope the next round of news is better. Jeannette xx  

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  19. seraphoflove90018/17/2006 5:13 AM

    You have my prayers Krissy.
    Lisa

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  20. Lots more prayers coming your way !  (((HUGS)))  'On Ya' - ma

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  21. Sorry to hear that John is back in hospital and not well. Hoping for a speedy recovery!

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  22. Krissy,
    I am so sorry John is back in the hospital.  Poor guy, this must be really hard on him too.  I will keep you both in my prayers.
    LuAnne

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  23. My dear Krissy,  I`m so sorry to hear that John is back in hospital.  I`m be praying for you both.

    Hugs

    Sandra xxxx

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  24. Krissy, so sorry for you both that you are spending more time in hospital with more worry on your shoulders.  Prayers and hugs your way.

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  25. I know the not knowing is driving you nuts.  I hope they figure it out soon, and get John back on his feet.

    Greg

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  26. So sorry Krissy, I do hope all goes well for the both of you. Prayers to ya....

    Brenda

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  27. Sending lots of prayers , love and hugs you and John's way. Getting teary eyed so I got to go...  

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  28. quartrlyfecrysis8/17/2006 10:33 AM

    You're not being to graphic, you're being real about what's going on with you.  Sometimes in situations like this all you can do is give the technical info since there's no rhyme or reason to what's going on.
    You are both in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you guys the best.  Hopefully you'll both be back home very soon.
    You two take good care~
    ~Bernadette

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  29. you are not being graphic you are just getting it all out, i dont relly know what to say, i hope this all gets better for john. he has been through so much all ready and i just want the lord to put his hands on him and make him better. hang in there krissy..my thoughts and prayers are with you
    lots of hugs
    noelle

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  30. Prayers never stop for you two Krissy. We are with you in heart. Tammy

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  31. dbaumgartner8/17/2006 12:24 PM

    You and John are always in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs to you both

    Deb

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  32. We don't mind "graphic".  Whatever helps you.  My husband ran into the low red
    blood cells in 2003.  They gave him a slow red cell drip which took 3 days in the hospital.  After that he took Procrit shots....came out of it fine and is doing well.  They can do something about red blood cells  so can prayer.  We are all praying for you and John.

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  33. Graphic is fine...I am so worried about you guys!  DARN it...I was hoping you would not have to go back.  Keep us posted.  Take care of yourself as well as you take care of him, okay???  Love, Jae

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  34. Keeping John in my thoughts and prayers Krissy. Let us know how things go, when you can.  Hopefully that fever will break soon..:)

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  35. hugsdoodlewacky8/17/2006 12:43 PM

    I have been praying for you guys,praying and hope John gets better and He will be able to go home soon.We are hear for you,both of you.God is there for you,He is laying His hands on you and John.God bless you both.

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  36. I'm so very sorry and you bet I'm praying for John and you. I hope they figure out what's wrong. I'll be thinking about you all day. Hugs to you.

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  37. Krissy, know this is a hard time for you, but John's in good hands.  You hang in there and keep his and your spirits up.  You both are in my thoughs and prayers....AJ

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  38. kaydeejay54498/17/2006 5:05 PM

    Hugs, Love, Prayers, Good Thoughts, Support and Everything I can muster from this far away is heading to you and John!
    Love,  Kathy

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  39. Praying bigtime.   Hang in Krissy...you are so very loved.

    Nancy

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  40. love2sing20078/17/2006 5:47 PM

    many, Many, MAny, MANy, MANY!!! prayers!!!!!!  John is so strong.  What a night!  
    Much love, Kellen

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  41. My prayers continue!

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  42. You are both in my prayers.     Dawn

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  43. Love to you both!!
    Always thinking of you...
    Linda :)

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  44. just back from vacation...praying!!!
    Becky

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  45. newsworthy8228/19/2006 10:44 AM

    I will keep you and John in my prayers.
    Love
    Melissa

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  46. xxroxymamaxx8/19/2006 7:00 PM

    Krissy, I just wanted you to know that I am still praying for you and your husband.  I know we just recently met but I am concerned.  Know you are in my thoughts.  And thank you for taking the time to visit the quilt!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

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  47. treesrgreen788/19/2006 7:11 PM

    Hi I am a member of the healing garden, but have been away, I just read your journal.  Any time you wish to chat  I am here.  I know something about bipolar disorder although I dont have it.  My son is obsessive compulsive and struggles with it  but is highly functioning.  I sincerely hope your husband will be ok.  My prayers are with you and him and your family.


    http://journals.aol.com?TreesRGreen78/GARDENOFFRIENDSHIP/

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  48. I haven't checked in on you guys in a while. You've both been through so much. I hope they figure out what's going on now with John real soon.

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  49. helmswondermom8/20/2006 11:47 PM

    Sorry I am so behind on my journals.  I hope John is much better by now, and you guys are back home!
    Lori

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  50. My dear friend, I am so sorry about John. I wish there was something I could do to help.  Its not fair.......He has been through so much and should be getting better.  Spiritual grit is what we need.  I am always here for you ,

                                                         Love and Hugs   Myke

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