Sunday, December 2, 2007

John is home and doing well!

John's doing well.  He's home now, has been for a couple of days. 

His fever broke.  When they sent him home, they told him to come back if it gets 100.5 or higher, but it doesn't look like it is going to.  It looks like the infection is gone.

He is on oral antibiotics.  A couple of them.  The hospital considered putting in a picc line (port) in his arm and having me do IV antibiotics at home.  Thank God they decided against that!  Yes, I know I did it last year, and yes, it's not that hard, but I just don't feel up to it, LOL.

At any rate, thank God, he is looking quite well!  He is even up and around some.  He still has to rest a lot, but is doing things also!  Imagine that.

One of the reasons he feels so good is that before he left the hospital they gave him his blood.  How the blood got there so quickly I have no idea.

Now there are just a few more issues to deal with.

One is John's immune system.  While his immune system is doing very well, it was artificially stimulated to be that way with three injections in the past two weeks.  One Neulasta shot and two Neupogen shots.

The second issue he must deal with is his platelets are very low.  If they get too much lower there is the possibility that he would have to have a platelet transfusion.  Also, if you have low plateles, you risk not being able to clot if you cut yourself.  So he is not allowed to shave with a real razor.  I caught the guy doing it yesterday though.  I could have KILLED him.  He told me he could not use only his electric razor because it gave his neck red burns.  I told him not to shave then.  He said people would be scared of him if he was unshaven, and he would look like wild man.  I said, who cares, better to have you alive and looking like wild man, then dead.  I stand by my opinion!

So that's about it.  He is really doing great, praise God, for the guy I saw Saturday night, whose body was shutting down, with 104.5 fever, who we didn't know was going to make it.     

This guy don't quit.

Love, Krissy :)

34 comments:

  1. carolelainedodd12/02/2007 11:44 AM

    He's a fighter is John.  Or is he just "too stubborn".
    He will feel much better to be at home with you.  So he got his blood after all then!!!  Good for you Krissy.
    Carolxx

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  2. carolelainedodd12/02/2007 11:45 AM

    Sorry I forgot. Christmas shopping is not all it's cracked up to be.  Thanks for visiting me.
    Carolxx

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  3. I am so glad John is home and doing better.
    Barbara

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  4. newsworthy82212/02/2007 11:47 AM

    wow, that is great news! so happy John is doing much better. Glad to hear his blood arrived quickly.  Funny that you caught him shaving though! LOL!
    hugs
    Melissa

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  5. I'm glad he is home.  Having a run down immune system has to be a major problem.  He is more susceptible to getting viruses.  I will keep Y'all in my prayers and you keep that positive attitude as much as you can.  Take care.

    Phil

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  6. You would only look wild if you were a woman and needed the shave! Tammy

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  7. Oh, I didn't know he got his blood, praise God!  Hey, Krissy, hide his razors, silly goose, John!!  Don't do that again!!  I am so happy John is doing so well.  He is an ox if I ever saw one!  LOL  LOVE YOU GUYS!!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  8. I'm very pleased that John is home and in good spirits. Hope something can be done to sort out his low platelet count.

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  9. Thats great news Krissy.Glad he got the blood he needed so quickly and happy you are feeling much better too.Why not sit him down and give him soem beauty treament.put some hair remover what women use on his face and chin .see if that works LOL Just a thought,it might work.If it does no razors in future.Hope all goes well this week.Prayers continueing.Take Care God Bless Kath
    astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

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  10. Praises and thanks to our Good Lord!  When things like this happen I always think that that person has a job to do here on earth!  John truly does have a purpose and we know from the past that God does want him here.  This is the season of miracles for sure !  'On Ya' - ma

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  11. I cannot believe this man called John.  He is amazing.  Just when I get so scared with his high temp. and how ill he was......here he comes back again just like the energizer rabbit.  Make sure he is taking high doses of Acidophilus because it supports a favorable environment for the absorption of nutrients, encouraging intestinal microflora balance and promotes the healthy functioning of the intestional system. Those antibotics he is taking will kill all his good bacteria  that he needs to be well.  Get at Health store.  The best should be refrigerated but there are a few that don't need to be.  
    I hope he stays well and my prayers are always there for you both.  I love you guys a whole lot and think about you often.  And you are always in my heart.
    Take care.   Anything I can do let me know.        Love Myke

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  12. Krissy it sound's like you have to really put your foot down with him!   I think they have some gel stuff he could put on his face before he uses his electric razor.  If he had that...maybe he'd feel better, especially if he wants to shave.   I'd confiscate all the other razors and hide them.   Linda in Washington state  

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  13. Men sure can be stubborn and set in their ways!  Glad he is home and feeling better.  -  Barbara

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  14. He sure is a strong man!
    Pam

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  15. hugsdoodlewacky12/02/2007 1:19 PM

    ((((((((((((((((JOHN)))))))))))))))))))So glad He is feeling better.

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  16. {{{Hugs John!}}}  And thank goodness he doesn't quit!  Thanks for the update Krissy!  ~k

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  17. Krissy glad John is home, keep on him about the shaving dear, it's for his well-being and protection....some times it isn't easy to get our guys to do things they need to do.  Hope he does well immune system and platelet wise, he's in my prayers and good thoughts as you are dear.  Arlene (AJ)

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  18. Thank God you both are doing well:) have a good week:)

    Deb

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  19. so glad John is doing good...
    remember to take care of yourself too
    Becky

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  20. princesssaurora12/02/2007 6:34 PM

    I am so glad that John is home and doing well!  The man is quite a warrior!  Yay!  More prayers on the way!

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  21. im with you on the shaving.

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  22. lifesabench612/02/2007 8:56 PM

    I'm really glad to hear it Krissy!  You guys are in my prayers- but I am so grateful the Lord hears us!  God Bless you both~  Carolyn

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  23. John is a fighter.   So glad he is home.       Dawn

    http://journals.aol.com/adlessor/ACoupleofNomads

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  24. so glad he is home... you are both such fighters!  Sending good thoughts and additional strength
    hugs
    d

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  25. Hey Krissy, I believe I have stopped by your journal before :) I am glad to here he is doing okay, hope he gets to feeling even better soon. Hope you have a great week :) -Missy http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF

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  26. Krissy,

    So glad to hear that John is back home and doing well!  Also thankful that the blood arrived in time for him to receive it before leaving the hospital!  That's wonderful news!  May God continue to watch over him as He so obviously has in this particular situation!

    Love and prayers,
    Jeanne

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  27. I am so happy to hear John is home, there is no place like home to recover!  I hope he continues to get stronger each day.  Prayers still with you guys.
    Lisa
    http://journals.aol.com/wwfbison/life-on-a-bison-farm

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  28. promiseluv37212/03/2007 8:46 PM

    I'm so glad he's home and at least a little better.  My prayers are still with you!

    Luv,
    Promise

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  29. I'm on a flying visit Krissy - am moving home next Monday and, like you, it's all catching up with me. It's good to hear John is much better, but I worry about you. Take care my special friend. Love to you and John.
    Sylvia xx

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  30. I'm so glad John is doing so well. And John, that's a no no with the razor, electric only for now at least. Pssst, Krissy, hide the razors, lol. ((((((hugs))))))
    Love,
    Cindy

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  31. preciousone2512/04/2007 7:55 PM

    So glad he's home, tell him to REST!!!

    Joann

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  32. No your guy never does quit!  You have to hand that to him!  He's unusually strong.  Strong willed I think also religious.  A good combination.  I am glad he is better.  I understand why he doesn't want to look wild.  I say let hiim be red faced and use the electric shaver.  Dave has to do this as he's on so many heart meds that he bleeds like crazy (like water) if he cuts himself.  Hope john's anti-biotics work for him. Love, Merry

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  33. cacklinrosie10112/05/2007 3:51 PM

    Praise the Lord, Krissy!  John is a survivor; that's for sure.  Keeping you both in my prayers.  Love you, Chris

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