Tuesday, November 21, 2006

There's no place like home!...

Hey journal friends!  We got home from Hershey Medical Center last night but I was so exhausted I couldn't do an entry.  I've finally caught up on my sleep so here I am. 

Well, as you can tell, John was discharged from the hospital pretty quickly, by the decision of Dr. E.  When I first heard John was going to go, I was kind of upset and John and I were considering whether or not to phone Dr. Claxton.  Next thing you know the Physician's Assistant came in the room and said Dr. Claxton had been spoken to (I am guessing yesterday's doctor had arranged this - the doctor who was trying to get John the tests!).  The P.A. said that Dr. Claxton wanted John to take a new medicine.  It is a very strong medication that acts against all kinds of fungi, especially mold.  I think Dr. Claxton was worried that John might have fungal pneumonia as John's pneumonia has been hanging on for so long and his pain level is 8 without the pain meds.  And still pretty high with the pain meds.  So anyway, Dr. Claxton gave John about 4 scripts for different meds.  And gave John an appointment for a CT scan and a check up with him on this coming Monday.  This made me very happy and I was comfortable with John leaving the hospital at this point.  So all is well.  If Dr. Claxton wants him back in the hospital on Monday, he will put him back in, but I am hoping John will be able to be treated at home.  But at least he will get a thorough check up.

So last night on the trip home from the hospital, when we got two towns over, I looked up, and I noticed the town was all decorated for Christmas!  Gee, they start even earlier than me!  I am not talking about individual houses, but the actual town.  Here in PA the whole towns get decorated, by the local county governments I think.  Or maybe townships, I am not sure how they do it exactly.  Anyway, when I lived in VA, we never did anything like that.  So John and I are looking around at the pretty Christmas decorations.  Each pole along the road is decked out in a wreath with a bigred bow, LOL.  And we get out and I notice it is snowing, LOL!  Crazy.  I am thinking, but it is not even Thanksgiving!  And as we got into our hometown, I noticed it was also decorated for Christmas downtown!  Big silver and blue snowflakes that sparkle were attached to the poles.  They were so pretty!

Okay, now that I am in the holiday mood, I better get off here and do some holiday things, LOL.  Oh yes, I better think of Thanksgiving first, I still have a little shopping to do, LOL.

Love you all, Krissy :)

   

27 comments:

  1. Our town lights up Thanksgiving night. Beautiful! Tammy

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  2. Glad that John got to come home. Hope the new meds work for him and that he will feel better soon. Happy Thanksgiving to the two of you. Hugs, Helen

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  3. Good to know you are happily back in your little nest for a while. Hope the new meds turn John's problems around quickly. Take care my friend. Night night.
    Love Sylvia xxx

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  4. I am so glad that John gets to come home.  Hope new meds get rid of that pneumonia.  I could just picture you and John coming home and staring at all the lights.  You made everything sound lovely and I could hear excitement in your voice.  I want you both to have a Happy Thanksgiving and lots of love and hugs to you.
                                                               Myke

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  5. Hi Krissy!  I'm glad you and John will be home for Thanksgiving!  Have a good one!  Julie :)  

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  6. love2sing200711/21/2006 6:52 PM

    I'm glad to know you're home.  Though I haven't visited in awhile due to my crazy schedule, I still think about you guys.  We all truly have so much to be thankful for!
    -Kellen

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  7. Glad you will be home for Thanksgiving!  That IS early to decorate the town up.  My town decorates, too, but they haven't started yet.
    Have a good night.
    Pam

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  8. theresemshaffer11/21/2006 7:04 PM

    Krissy, I am glad that you are both home. Maybe you both can celebrate the holidays now! Anyhow, the little town next to ours in Woodbridge, Virginia was always decorated lavishly in an old fashioned way for Christmas the week before Thanksgiving. Remember Occoquan? Sometimes I would take you and your sisters down there on Thanksgiving?!  You must have forgotten...I know Occoquan like a lot of small towns across the US decorate early and have festivities throughout the holiday season; where does this money come from to finance it? The local Merchants Association. Once in awhile County Governments, not usually though. In the next small town here, (Solomons, Maryland) a local restaurant had served up Thanksgiving for the homeless and anyone who wants to attend can come for free! Although the "Lighthouse Inn", burnt to the ground recently, the tradition will still be carried on!  The owner is still cooking at another restaurant on loan, until he gets his new place." God bless America, and all of her warm fuzzy towns!"

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  9. so glad you are both home:) just in time for Thanksgiving:) what are your plans? staying home or going out? have a good week

    Deb

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  10. So happy to hear you are both home, and wishing you a wonderful thanksgiving holiday together. Will be keeping you both in thought and prayer. Happy thanksgiving to you both. ((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))
    Cindy

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  11. So happy to hear that you're back home.  It will be a nice Thanksgiving for you both, after all.   Get some rest....Linda in rainy, windy & cold Washington state

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  12. so happy that you are home again!  yes i think it is a good thing that they consulted with dr.claxton about john before they sent him home.  good luck on monday with the ct scan and i hope these new antibiotics work out well for him
    hugs
    noelle

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  13. The towns knew you were coming and went all out just for you... :)
    So glad you are now home for Thanksgiving!!!
    Have a blessed week!
    Linda :)

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  14. lifesabench611/21/2006 9:23 PM

    I'm glad you ar home again.  Glad too that John has a good doctor!  Hopeing everything will be OK soon!!! I'll bet it was real pretty when the Christmas decorations were colorful in the snow!  Reminds me of back home when I was little.  Our town does that too a little, but it's not the same with chirtmas decorations hanging from palm trees!  It's neat though, because alot of homes go all out with whole villages and 'fairy tale' type things in their yards, and it's a lot of fun going for drives to see them.  Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and that John will be less in pain!  God Bless- Carolyn

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  15. hugsdoodlewacky11/21/2006 9:32 PM

    (((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOUBOTH))))))))))))))))))I am glad everything went well and am hoping and praying John will be home for the Holidays.I know that your Sister said She lives in Pa and you to?I am in Maryland.I have family in Pa.Have a nice night.

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  16. Oh Krissy, so GLAD that you & John get to be home. Sounds like they have a plan in place.  Hope the meds kick the pneumonia and get John out of SO much pain. I hate it that he has to hurt. So cool that you stopped and it was snowing.  
    I haven't been downtown so I don't know if they have the decorations up. I doubt it. They really decorate up the college and have the "Carol of Lights'' usually on Dec 1.  Take care of yourselves. Thoughts and prayers coming out to you from Texas.  Big hugs, Barb  

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  17. rebuketheworld11/22/2006 2:38 AM

    what a nice surprise to see that change on the way home....I wish we had snow...I think its Gods way of letting us see things his way....praying...Raven

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  18. WELCOME HOME!!!!!  I know that John will do much better at healing at home.

    It's getting to look a lot like Christmas around here too.  Not everone has decorated.  Most don't these days.  We will.  But, what's odd is that there are some houses that still have their orange and black lights for Halloweeen while others are decked out in their Christmas best.

    Be well, Lu

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  19. SO GLAD TO HERE JOHN IS HOME!!! HORRAY

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  20. That Dr. C. is a sharp one!  I love him!  So, the pole in front of my house has lights and a big ole bow on it and green stuff... aren't I lucky?!!  I see it everytime I look outside.  The light pole.  Bellefonte decorates very early.  Yes, PA has the Christmas spirit!  Hooray for them!  What are you doing for Thanksgiving?  John and I are having a couple of meals delivered in by a church on Thanksgiving Day.  Isn't that nice?!!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  21. I hope all the antifungals knock the pneumonia on its head. I never liked the sound of 3 or 4 weeks' of pneumonia...

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  22. Hope the new meds help kick that pneumonia...
    I love the Christmas Season.  I am dragging all my decorations out, tomorrow.  don't usually do this, but this year, I want to enjoy every single minute of it...Jae

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  23. randlprysock11/22/2006 2:13 PM

    Welcome home and tyr to have a happy holiday in spite of all that is going on.  Prayers,
    Lisa

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  24. Krissy, glad you will all be at home for Thanksgiving.  Have a beautiful, blessed one filled with many wonderful memory making moments. Bless you both...Arlene (AJ)

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  25. I am glad that you and John have made it home and I hope the meds will get John feeling better.    Wishing you both a good Thanksgiving!    mark

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  26. Happy Thanksgiving you guys.       Dawn

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  27. The best of Thanksgivings to you both!  -  Barbara

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