Wednesday, August 23, 2006

John is Struggling

To all our J-Land Friends:

This is Penny making the entry for Krissy this early morning.

John is really struggling right now.  Krissy and I talked by IM and decided to do the entry this way.  She's just exhausted right now and not able to post.  John and Krissy are so grateful for your love and support while he's in the hospital again. Here is the information Krissy has given me:

Monday night John had a procedure called an IVIG to try to stop the autoimmune hemolytic anemia.  The procedure ran through Monday night until Tuesday morning.  During that time all kinds of complications occured which included breathing and heart problems.

Later on the doctors said that they didn't know if his heart problems (confirmed by an EKG) were because of the IVIG or the autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA). AHA means that you don't have enouth blood because your body is just eating it up. During Monday night,John's body didn't have enough blood, so he did not have enough oxygen going to his heart and this could be the reason for the heart problems and the chest pain.

By Tuesday morning he had deteriorated enough to be moved to Intermediary Care Unit.  He had all kinds of machines and wires coming out of him.  On Tuesday he required 6 bags of blood.

He also had sudden further kidney failure and in an emergency procedure, they cut a hole in his neck (jugular) and have a line put in.  He was immediately put on dialysis.  He will receive that for 3 days and then ever other day, perhaps indefinitely.

Please pray.  The doctors are going to try another IVIG to try to turn things around.  Please pray that it works.

Thank you again for all your prayers.  You can't know how much it means to Krissy and John. 

 

 

86 comments:

  1. mastersblynn8/23/2006 2:18 AM

    pRAYING IN TEXAS!!! HUGS BARBARA

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  2. sugarsweet0568/23/2006 2:21 AM

    On my knees in prayer. I have posted in my journal for people to donate blood, is there anything else we can do?
    Will cont praying & hoping for the best.
    May God Bless,
    Sugar

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  3. Coming to you from Sugars Blog. Sorry to hear of John getting worse. Please know we are praying for him.
    Sue & Bob

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  4. Praying in Colorado

    Deb

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  6. seraphoflove90018/23/2006 3:15 AM

    My prayers are with you. God bless you.
    Lisa

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  7. shanazdrojowy8/23/2006 3:57 AM

    May God bless and comfort you both during this time of pain and struggle.

    Amen

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  8. Oh dear and merciful God, please give Krissy and John the strength to get through this time.  They need your love and support Lord.  They have all of ours.  I ask this is Jesus' name.  I'm praying for you Krissy and John. Whatever we can do, just let Penny or someone know.  God bless and keep you.
    Hugs, Barb

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  9. Thanks for the update Penny.  My thoughts are with you John and Krissy.  You guys are ready for a turn around of events.  I just know some good news is on the way.

    Greg

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  10. jlocorriere058/23/2006 4:57 AM

    I'm praying so hard for John to recover. I can't imagine how you feel Krissy right now. I hope the next news we hear is good and the IVIG works. Jeannette  xx

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  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.  Millie x

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  12. The J Land prayer circle continues!
    Martha

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  13. That John is a walking miracle !  With all the stuff going on and more happening he is in the best place to be right now.  I'll be praying for Him and Krissy and the doctors that are caring for him.  Lord, hear our prayer.  'On Ya' - ma

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  14. Krissy and family my prayers and thoughts.
    Betty

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  15. AH im praying for your husband that must be so scarry fo ryou both Father heal them give hte drs wisdom and Father give them peace AMEN

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  16. I got this blog from journal. I will be keeping John in my prayers as well as Krissy.
    She is not alone :)
    Hugs
    Angie

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  17. Of course, dear Penny, and Krissy, I will keep John in my prayers today... and every day... and for Krissy too. Thank you Penny for doing this for her. love, bea

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  18. nightmaremom8/23/2006 6:37 AM

    {{{Krissy & John}}}  Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts and prayers.  I will be sending a ton more.  Penny thank you so much for doing this.
    Hugs to you all
    love
    d

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  19. Prayers going out to Krissy and John from Philadelphia. May the Lord above touch John with his healing hands. God Bless them both!  (((Hugs))))
    Cindy

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  20. ((((((((((KRISSY AND JOHN )))))))))))))
    May God be with you both at this difficult time. We are all praying for you.
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  21. I pray each day for both of you ... strength, love, hope your way.  

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  22. Krissy and John I am praying for you both right now. I know God is in control, yet as human's we sure do want to control all of these things and just make it all turn out exactly like we want it.

    I pray you both are feeling God holding you both tightly to him and know that he'll NEVER let you go through all these ups and downs. You're in my prayers, my heart, and thoughts.

    God Bless
    Christy

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  23. John & Krissy...prayers to you both. God Bless You...

    Brenda

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  24. midwestvintage8/23/2006 7:39 AM

     My prayers for the both of you.  Please take care.

                           Julie

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  25. springangel2358/23/2006 8:24 AM

    John is in my prayers for a full recovery...he was doing so well, there for a while...he can do it again with all of our prayers behind him and God in his heart.  Krissy is also in my prayers...she is so strong and has a heart of gold...she too, has been through so much ...both have my love with them...thanks for the update...hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  26. We have all of J-Land praying for you both Krissy. Hang in there. Tammy

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  27. Thoughts and prayers from Dallas.
    Judith

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  28. I am so sorry to read of this.  I will continue to pray.  

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  29. You will have my prayers for John as he is battling for his life.     I am saddened by the news of his turn of health.     Wishing Krissy strength during this time with her husbands illness.      mark

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  30. I am very sorry to hear of this serious deterioration in John's condition, and will keep him and Krissy in my thoughts.

    Guido

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  31. I'm at a loss for words....
    You have all our love though.

    Nancy

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  32. ally1231305859188/23/2006 9:57 AM

    my prayers are for both of you ~ Ally

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  33. I dunno what to say!

    It's awful...but I am sending out all my love and hope!!

    Lv Stevie
    xxxxxx

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  34. Thanks Penny for the update

    Krissy and John; you are both in my prayers. Krissy, I pray for you to have strength and to feel the Lord's hand on you. He is carrying you right now, you are resting on his shoulders. He knows your pain; he knows what is going to be happening in the days ahead. Trust in the Lord always and praise His holy name. He has never forsaken you and he will not forsake you now. Lord protect Krissy and just give her your peace.

    John, I pray that the doctors will find the right combination of meds/treatment to help you feel better and improve. I ask that the Lord be with you and calm you and give you peace too. In Jesus I pray. amen

    hugs to both of you....................

    betty

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  35. sazzylilsmartazz8/23/2006 11:15 AM

    Sending good vibes to John and Krissy.
    Dianna

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  36. debbiewebb44658/23/2006 11:25 AM

    Thanks for the update Penny. To Krissy and John I am praying hard for you that things take a turn for the better very soon. You are in my thoughts.
    with love Debbie~xxxxx~
    http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

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  37. Thank you for letting us know!  I am so sad that this is going on.  I will pray for both of them...Jae

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  38. quartrlyfecrysis8/23/2006 11:46 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    ..and thank you Penny for posting this for Krissy.

    ~Bernadette

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  39. Thank you so much for updating everyone, Penny.  My thoughts and prayers are with you both.  There is great strength in prayer and I hope you both can feel it from everyone in J-land.
    Hugs,
    Gina
    http://journals.aol.com/motoxmom72/GinasWeigtLossJourney  

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  40. sonensmilinmon8/23/2006 12:11 PM

    Please know that I'm saying prayers immediately for Krissy and John.  They are such a loving, kind couple.  Please also keep us updated.  Will continue prayers daily.

    Monica

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  41. Thanks Pennie for the update.... Krissy and John--You are both in my thoughts and all positive energy being winged your way!!

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  42. I'm sending tons of positive thoughts and well wishes your way and I hope things start looking better soon!

    http://journals.aol.com/jfourb/SetMeFree/
    Julie

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  43. I'm so sorry to hear this latest news of John.  Let's just pray that there will be a miracle and he'll be healed and whole again, able to go home soon with Krissy.  Linda in WA

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  44. rachealcarol8/23/2006 1:37 PM

    (((((( Krissy and John )))))) many thoughts are sent your way.  Keep hanging in there. Rache

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  45. ritalynne9028/23/2006 1:50 PM

    Wanted you to know I am praying.
    Saw your link at Sugars. God Bless.
    Rita

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  46. Best Wishes and God Bless!

    Astra!

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  47. i hope that everything turns out to be ok. the lord works is mysterious ways and i think krissy is an angel sent to john. i will pray for johns recovery and for krissy to stay strong.  all my love and lots of hugs
    noelle

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  48. love2sing20078/23/2006 2:45 PM

    Many prayers and asking for God's guidance.  His hand is in everything.  Love, Kellen

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  49. Thank you Penny for the update on John`s health.  My thoughts and prayers go out to them both.

    Love and Best Wishes

    Sandra xxxx

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  50. onestrangecat8/23/2006 2:57 PM

    Thanks so much for the update Penny.

    Prayers going up for John and Krissy.

    Kathy

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  51. Thank you for the update they are both in my prayers.

    Hugs, Angela

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  52. kaydeejay54498/23/2006 4:02 PM

    I am praying for you both.  
    Love,  Kathy

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  53. Thanks for the up date!
    Krissy you and John are in my thoughts and prayers!


    Sharon

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  54. Thank you Penny.
    Please tell them that we love them.


    Andi

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  55. Thanks for the update Penny, tell John and Krissy that they are in my prayers. Arlene

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  56. stroming heaven with prayers for Krissy and John
    Becky

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  57. cacklinrosie1018/23/2006 7:28 PM

    Thanks for the update.  J-Land is rallying in force and sending our prayers.  Chris

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  58. Powerful prayers in the air ...CATHY

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  59. treesrgreen788/23/2006 9:10 PM

    Prayers indeed will be said for this lovely couple, god bless and keep you safe, a candle will be lit for you also.

    TreesRGreen78

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  60. I talked to her last night and I was so tempted to drive down there and give her a huge hug.  

    (((((((((((((((((((Krissy and John)))))))))))))))))))

    Our prayers are going to be with them today.

    Annie =)

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  61. I AM SOOOOOOOOO SORRY FOR THE BOTH OF YOU, KEEP THE FAITH............PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT................STORMIE

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  62. Krissy you and John are in my thougths and prayers!

    Sharon

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  63. omg my prayers are with John and Krissy. Just hang in there girl. We are all here for you.  Love you.

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  64. tendernoggle8/23/2006 10:44 PM

    Hi Krissy,
    Just want you to know that I am praying and please know that God is with you now...He has not left you...
    love,
    Carlene

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  65. Came here by way of Becky's journal. Prayers from south texas. Paula

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  66. hi krissy....thanks so much for stopping by my journal and leaving your link.  i'm sorry you guys are having such a rough time right now...but God is good and He will be your strength!!!  i've been a dialysis nurse for nearly 8 years now...and know some of what you are facing.  the two of you will be in my prayers.  may God richly bless both of you!
    http://journals.aol.com/rbrown6172/Ginasspace/
    gina

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  67. Sending thoughts, prayers and a big hug Krissy for you, my special friend..
    Lots of love and hugs
    Sylvia xxxx

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  68. hugsdoodlewacky8/24/2006 9:15 AM

    Hi there,good moring,I am praying for them both.If you dont mind,I would like to copy and paste this and send this to me online devitonlas.Give them my love.It is a wodnerful blessing to know they have so many people who care and love and praying for them.God bless you all

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  69. I can't help it but I am crying right now. Krissy and John, I love you. Krissy, please be strong and John, please hang on and get better. Praying for the best for both of you.
    Penny: Please let me know if there's anything that Krissy and John needs.  
    http://journals.aol.com/dcmeyer420/DearDiary/  

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  70. Please let Krissy know that all of us are praying so hard, willing John to get through all this.  It must be so hard for her but I know her faith will be helping and she has so very much support here in J-Land.  May the good Lord bless them both.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  71. Hello I hopped over from A little Bit Of Sugars Site.I am new to J/land,so I thought I would just send my prayers along too.May God watch over your freind and bring him through this awfull time.I am sure he is in the best hands,may he feel better with every passing day.God Bless You All.
    Regards Astoriasand.

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  72. Hello I hopped over from A little Bit Of Sugars Site.I am new to J/land,so I thought I would just send my prayers along too.May God watch over your freind and bring him through this awfull time.I am sure he is in the best hands,may he feel better with every passing day.God Bless You All.
    Regards Astoriasand.

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  73. I'm stopping by your journal via Sandra's (aka labdancer) - I'm so sorry to hear about John :-(  I really hope things will get better and I will pray for you and your family and send you lots of best wishes (((((((((hugs))))))))) ~ Jen xx

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife

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  74. God Bless you both .  . .prayers are been said for you both.x x x

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  75. You and John are in my Prayers!!! XOXO
    Andie
    http://journals.aol.com/Andie5987/TheNewMe/

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  76. newsworthy8228/24/2006 9:01 PM

    Oh Krissy, my heart goes out to you and John...I have been thinking about you all day...and I just keep thinking about how I would feel if this were MY husband. I hope you are able to hold things together...I am thinking & Praying for you. Remember God is with you...He can see you through this. "Be not afraid, I go before you always."

    Stay strong.
    Love
    Melissa

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  77. southernmush8/24/2006 10:12 PM

    Hello......I am a new visitor to this journal. Anyway I was reading Sandra's journal when she told me the news. I am sorry to hear about John I hope that he gets to feeling better soon. I hope that Krissy is doing well too. I will keep both Krissy and John in my thoughts and prayers. Please tell Krissy and John that they have someone thinking of them. Thank You.

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  78. I love you guys!!!
    Prayers in California...
    Linda

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  79. Be Strong Krissy.........Praying for John & You The Lord is with both of you.
    love  Eileen

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  80. Checking in on you, Krissy. Hope he is getting better, but the fact that you are not here telling us he is means you are at the hospital, by his side, praying for him and trying to keep his spirit up. You can see that we are all praying for John, and for you, my friend. God's love and peace be with you both. Bea

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  81. So sorry to hear this.  I will keep you both in my prayers.  
    Dawn            

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  82. Oh Krissy.  My prayers are being sent up and my thoughts are with you guys.

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  83. princesssaurora8/27/2006 4:04 PM

    I just got back from vacation... and found this entry...

    I am so sorry Krissy.... prayers coming for John and for the docs to figure it out and get him well.  Prayers for you Krissy, too.  

    just lots of prayers....

    be well,
    Dawn

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  84. seraphoflove90018/29/2006 11:03 AM

    I'm still praying for you and John Krissy.
    Lisa

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  85. Hey Krissy!  Hang in there!  I have you and your husband in my prayers--hoping for the best for both of you.  Hugs--Julie

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  86. Hi Krissy!

    It was sweet of Penny to give  us this update.  You and John are in my prayers.  Be strong, but cry when you need too.  Don't keep it bottled up, that's worse.  I think of you guys often.

    Love and Hugs
    Darlene

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