Monday, September 29, 2008

how John is doing today

John was up all night feverish, and I was up a lot off and on, making sure he didn't need to go to the hospital.  Finally he hit almost 102 degrees.  I was about to take him in when his fever dropped some again.  So we stayed home.
Right now he is about at 99.5 degrees F.  I am excited that his fever is down.  But he is in just as much pain now than he ever was, and looks miserable.  I didn't know shingles was that painful.  I guess I must have been with him through shingles at least two times earlier, come to think of it.  Both after chemo treatments when he had low immunities.  But I don't remember him being in this shape.  You know, he was in the hospital then, so, it must have been the nurses, not me, who saw him suffering so.
So I just got home from the pharmacy about half an hour ago.  Yay, he finally has the proper medications now.  :) 
I see some of you worried about the substitute med I gave him last night and today.  I guess I should have explained it to you.  It was fine for John to take it.  It was something that was originally given him at the hospital, and the doctor had told me it would be okay for him to take.  I knew this at the time I gave it to him last night -- that it would be fine for him to take.  I guess I should have made that more clear.  I wanted the more effective medication that I had filled for him today, but that other med that was put in the bag was okay for a temporary fill in.  Sorry if I scared anybody.
Okay, so I need to run.  I have to go get some food into John.  Even though he will probably refuse it.  And I guess my cat Michael is hungry too!  And uhm, yah, me too.  
So anyway, if you don't hear anything from me about John for a few days, that's a good thing.  If he has to be hospitalized, I'll let you all know.  
Thanks for caring, Krissy :) 


  1. honeybubble39/29/2008 6:40 PM

    hugs to you my friend...hope Mr.John feels better soon

  2. ... don't want to sound maudlin, so I will let you know you are in my thoughts ...

  3. Your dedication is a shining example to us, may we live up to it. Love to you and John~ Eat hearty. Prayers and blessings, Dannelle

  4. Prayers going up for both of you. Helen

  5. cacklinrosie1019/29/2008 7:17 PM

    Goodness, I didn't get some alerts because I didn't realize John had shingles.  I had them on my face and head this past summer.  I felt like an ice pick was being poked into the back of my head.  They are the pits.  Poor John getting them so many times from his compromised immune system. I'll keep him in my prayers.  Love you, chris

  6. lilysparadise9/29/2008 7:54 PM

    Rose here from Vancouver - so very sorry to hear that John has shingles. That kind of pain is terrible! I had it in my gums and left side of my face a few years ago and almost went mad because of the pain. I'll keep you both in my prayers, tonight.
    Sincerely, Rose~*

  7. preciousone259/29/2008 8:58 PM

    You're such a good wife, Krissy... I just KNOW John must appreciate you SO VERY MUCH!!!  Prayers going up for both of you!!


  8. Krissy,

    my prayers for you and John in your time of need.
    blessings and love,

  9. thanks for the update Krissy; take care of yourself too as you are taking care of John; keeping you in my prayers


  10. aw
    Michael the cat
    we used to
    call our kitty
    the healing cat
    she made me
    feel better...

  11.      Glad to hear you got that medicine. Take care of yourself please, for both your sakes. And good luck to him.


  12. Krissy, I heard that shingles are terrible and they hurt.  Poor John.  He has been through so much.  And you have always been right there with him taking care and loving him.  My prayers and thoughts are always with you.  

    Love and hugs      

  13. I know shingles are painful and hope that John get through this quickly. Best wishes to both of you

  14. Hi Krissy,
    I have not heard from you for a while... but I know how busy you always are.  
        I was just wondering what you think about that AOL banner thing and the close coming on Oct. 31...?   Seems like we should all do some kind of our own constructive bail, and make a list of all ou8r fav. people who normally blog and comment.    Just my 2 cent idea.
        Could you help get me connected to more guys in the 'J-Land' arena so that I can expand and reach out for more camaraderie and encouragement, please?   I am a born-again Christian and serious bible student for th3e past 30 years.   I also hand out free small bibles at the Milwaukee VA Hospital as I am able.  I just had injections to both knees yesterday for serious arthritis.  It didn't seem to help this time.
    Thanks !!

    Tom Schuckman
    Web site:  "Old Soldier Tom's Journal"

    Union Grove, WI      ... Woo Woo !!

  15. omg what just catching up in here.
    funny we were talking about shingles at work today and how painful we heard it was.

  16. Krissy, I'm glad to see you and John both linked on to my blog and happy to hear that things are better with him. I know you are taking excellent care of him and I look forward to further improvements. DB

  17. Hi Krissy! Whoo glad to see you finally got yourself moved here. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it. We're all still learning new things. Big HUGS!!!!!


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