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.