Tuesday, April 10, 2007

John's in the hospital

iJust checking in with you all.  I hate to say it, but John is in the hospital.  At Hershey Medical Center where he had his bone marrow transplant.  The cancer is not back, but he is having complications from the transplant.  Or perhaps the PICC line.  The PICC line is something that was put in his arm so that he can receive chemo when he needs it (for the Hemolytic Anemia), as well as blood, or antibiotics.  It is also used to draw blood from his arm, because he frequently needs a lot of labs drawn.  Anyway, at this time the oncologists are thinking that the PICC Line is infected and that the infection has gone into his blood, because his fever is a little bit high.

I am staying at Hope Lodge (near the hospital).  The times I am not with John at the hospital, I go there.  Please don't send us any mail there yet, unless I ask you.  I need to find out if this is going to be a prolonged stay or not first.  I would hate for you to send a letter and we had already left.  I am hoping this will be a short stay.  It could be a few days or a few months.  Who knows.  But I will let you all know as soon as I know.  

I don't know what else to say.  I didn't know that he could still have complications after he was cured.  Boy am I having a rude awakening here.  Maybe I knew but chose not to think about it.  I am really tired.  I still have lots of faith, and am trusting in God, and leaning on you all, and my family.  But I am somewhat tired.  But I am hanging in there.

Okay, I need to go to lunch now, then get back to John.  I'm hoping for your prayers again, as we have seen they do work miracles.

Love you all, Krissy


  1. ((((((((((((Krissy and John))))))))))))) I am so sorry the complications are happening and am praying for both of you, that the Lord will hold you close to His heart and pour His love and strength into yours.
    loving you

  2. Just lean on us Krissy. We can hold you up. Tammy

  3. Holding you both up high.....I pray for the best.

    Try and get some rest if you can Krissy...


  4. That is a strain having to go back to have John's line treated for infection but as you say it is not because of cancer which was the big worry.     Things should go fine and this was probably to be expected with his weakened immune system.    Wishing you both a short stay and that you will both be back at home soon.    mark

  5. ally1231305859184/10/2007 2:03 PM

    Krissy thinking and praying for you both ~ Ally x

  6. pixiedustnme4/10/2007 2:07 PM

    Darn it, just when you think you are starting to take a turn in the right direction.  You guys are always in my prayers.  I hope that everything works out for you guys.  -Kelly

  7. Best wishes for John's speedy release from hospital, Krissy.

  8. If it is just the picc line causing the infection he should be ok soon.  Anytime you have an invasive device like that there is always risk for infection.  Hope things go well.

  9. Krissy, I am so sorry you are going through this.  We will send extra prayers for a short hospital stay and full recovery.  Make sure you eat and rest and keep up your strength. We love you!

  10. ((((((((Krissy & John)))))))))) you are always in my prayers. My port for chemo and blood work was in my arm also. I had so many problems with it. It got infected, twice, and clotted 11 times. I did some research and found out it was recalled, so I gave the doctor my info and he checked it out and found out I was right. They finally removed it and replaced it with a different one. I hope that's not the case for John.

  11. Krissy, I am so sorry you are going through this.  We will send extra prayers for a short hospital stay and full recovery.  Make sure you eat and rest and keep up your strength. We love you!

  12. So sorry to hear of your trials.  The Lord certainly does keep us on our toes...reminding us of the important things over and over again.  I will pray for your John and you...pray for a peace of heart that only the Lord can provide.

    God Bless-

  13. Krissy I am sure this is just a minor setback, just a blip on the road to recovery.  You have both come so far.  I would take heed of Embarcar's (Cindy's message) it might be worth while.  His body could be treating it as a foreign object and trying to reject it.  Praying for you both that you will be home again soon.  God bless you both.


  14. I pray that the infection can be stopped in John's body. Praying for your strength to hold up. Helen

  15. I bet this is just a minor setback and all will be well in no time...prayers coming!

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you and John. Hope this is just a minor setback.

  17. promiseluv3724/10/2007 5:17 PM

    I've missed a lot.  Sorry I haven't been around lately but you two are ALWAYS in my prayers!  I hope things go well and you are home soon and John feels better.
    Give him a promise hug and heck give yourself one from me too.

    Love you much!

  18. midwestvintage4/10/2007 5:38 PM

      Hope this is just a short stay and they can get the infection under control rapidly.  Take care and best wishes to John.  Congratulations on being the winner in the tournament also you brainy thing you.   {{{{{hugs}}}}}


  19. jlocorriere054/10/2007 5:51 PM

    I'm hoping this can be sorted out soon Krissy. Prayers from me are winging there way to you. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

  20. cacklinrosie1014/10/2007 7:03 PM

    Krissy, I'm praying for a short stay and a quick resolution.  From total joy one minute to more worries the next.  Hang in there an know that the prayers are pouring in.  Get some rest yourself and give John a big hug for me.  Love & Hugs  Chris

  21. Krissy, oh sweetie, I am sorry that John had to go there. Better he be there on the safe side, but still.....I bet you ARE sick of it!  I praying for you & I miss you. I will write you in the Gazette. Love ya sweetie, hugs to John, Merry

  22. Krissy I keep you and John in my prayers as I have been in the past.  Hugs & Love.  Tish

  23. hugsdoodlewacky4/10/2007 9:47 PM

    (((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOUBOTH)))))))))))))))))))))))))You both are in my prayers.

  24. praying for God to place his healing hand on John:)


  25. tendernoggle4/10/2007 10:20 PM

    LOVE YA,

  26. princesssaurora4/11/2007 12:09 AM

    Sending lots of prayers Krissy... hang in there... it is a long road, but a worthwhile one...

    be well,

  27. Prayers being said I am so sorry to read of this.It's such a shame you should hAve all this worry again.Please try and rest yourself.I know it is hard,but you must rest or you will be ill.Take Care i hope John improves today.Take Care God Bless.
    Astoriasnad Http://journals.aol.co.uk/MYSIMPLERHYMES

  28. Hey krissy,

    I wrote a blog entry about you and John Check it out when you get time


    Hugs and xoxox


  29. {{{krissy}}} i'm sure you are tired, and i hope you realize that is so normal at this time.  hang on to your faith!  you're in my prayers.

  30. My prayers are with John. Just hoping he is out of the hospital soon. Hugs to both of you. Love Marla

  31. millions and zillions of prayers, honey.  John and I will go see Michael today or tomorrow at the latest if it looks like you are staying.  We will clean out your fridge so you won't have anything bad when you get back.  WE all love you!! Muah! xoxoxoxoxox

  32. irisheyes19294/11/2007 11:44 AM

    Hang in there Krissy and John!  Amazing people you are!!!!!!
    Love, Kellen

  33. Krissy you take care, give John my best and I hope that he'll soon be up and about and feeling better. You both are in my thoughts an prayers....Arlene (AJ)

  34. You and John are in my prayers.  Stay strong.   Dawn

  35. lifesabench64/11/2007 11:09 PM

    Hi Krissy- I pray it won't be a long stay and that the doctors can get this fixed- whatever it might be.  God Bless! Carolyn  

  36. As usual a little behind on alerts and didn't know John was in the hospital. I am so sorry to hear it. I so hope & pray that it is a short stay. Tell John we are rooting for him, praying for you both.
    Hugs, Barb  

  37. As you can see I am really behind in journal reading but wanted to let you know that you are both in my prayers.


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