Sunday, November 23, 2008

John's in the hospital for Pneumonia

I'm in Hershey with John. He's been hospitalized here since early Friday, at his bone marrow transplant center. He's got either zoster pneumonia (from the shingles he had in September and October) or he has fungal pneumonia -- the doctors can't ascertain which kind. He has been in and out of the hospital since the end of September.

That is one of the reasons I haven't posted much in the past couple of months. I haven't had time, as I have been taking care of John while he was sick, both in and out of the hospital. I have to be honest with you, I did have time to post some after I got home from his first hospital stay, but I was just having difficulty posting. I felt completely dry. I just couldn't write. I was completely overwhelmed from what I went through with John when he was in the hospital in September and October. He almost passed away about three times while in the hospital, and well, it took a big toll on me.

There were other things that took a toll on me that simply prevented me from writing . For instance, John and I only got home from the hospital after about almost a month, just in time to migrate our AOL blogs over to Blogger. It was horrendous. We literally only had a few days to migrate several blogs. I was sooo frustrated when I was trying to set up my blogs, LOL. I just couldn't get them the way I wanted them. I still can't. Never the less learn how to write in them... Lest you think I am silly, try to remember the first couple of weeks you were on Blogger. Remember how frustrating it was, LOL? A new format! I felt so stupid and couldn't do anything on Blogger. So I just got stifled and didn't write. For days.

After awhile I posted occassional. So now you know why you see occassional posts from me...

Don't be too concerned though. I am back into the swing of things now, and can right again. I'm "unblocked," so to speak, LOL. I am not so sure, but the pressure broke about a week or so ago, and I was able to write again. And then I ended up here. I am frustrated, but will be home soon to continue.

When I get home I am going to continue my series about The Best Way to Read Blogs... I see everybody has different ways, and it is kind of interesting, what I am learning. It has been very helpful to me, learning from all of you! I hope I can help you also! I am refining my method, perhaps you may even want to refine the way you read blogs also...

Finally I want to say that John may be able to come home from the hospital tomorrow (Monday). The doctors are not sure what he has, but they know it is some kind of pneumonia. So they will probably be sending him home on IV meds. What that will mean is this -- if Dr. Claxton says he can come home, then John will leave with a port in his arm (I don't know if it will be temporary -- or more long term like most cancer patients get for fluids and to draw blood). Through the port I will give John his IV meds. I will give him an IV at home for two weeks.

I don't mind doing this. I would rather do home IVs than stay at the hospital. I will be a little nursey at home, LOL. I used to be frightened to do this, when I first started it, a few years ago. I was terrified to do home IV. Now I find it a piece of cake. They will have to review it with me though. But I want to go home!

Okay, I just wanted to let you all know where I was, and where John was, in case we were gone for a few more days. And I wanted you all to know why you haven't heard from us. We haven't tried to do a vanishing act...

Okay, I am going to go get back downstairs to John. I need to get out of this hospital computer room. I am such a computer addict, LOL... John is probably awake now. I just wanted you all to know where we were, as I haven't been able to do an entry in over a week. This is the second time we have been up here at Hershey Hospital in the past week... Okay, back to John.

Bye you all, krissy :)


  1. Darling Krissy, My heart aches for you. I continue to hold you and John in my prayers and thoughts. May tomorrow bring better news and a chance to go home for Thanksgiving. Love to you and John- I know you would like to celebrate your parents 50th anniversary but I think they will understand your need to be with John! Dannelle

  2. already tpld you this on facebook krissy. but you are both in my best wishes mort x

  3. I'm so sorry to hear John's been down again. Praying he'll soon be home, getting well and stronger for a wonderful end to a trying year.

  4. I hope John gets better soon and you all get to go home for the holidays. Don't apologize for taking care of your husband that is your number one thing and everyone else will just have to understand. All I can say about blogger is that you have to work at it and get use to it. I think it was just that we AOL people were so use to doing things the way we were doing them it's hard to change. I still haven't learned everything and get by with what I can do. Hope to hear you all are home soon.
    Take care, Chrissie

  5. Thoughts and prayers for John, poor guy has been through SO much! Hope you'll both be back home soon.

  6. Dear Krissy,
    I firmly believe that you are just as strong and brave as many combat soldiers that i served with in Vietnam! This may be your finest hour and i believe that God is with you! The rest of us can only type some inadequate words sounding like compassion as we sit in our comfortable chairs, impotent. I am sure that you have hundreds of supporters praying for you and John... but it you ever need or want someone to talk to on the phone, just email me and I will give you my number.

    That is what a combat Veteran does. He is a man of action. God Bless you and John.


  7. Prayers will continue , take care.

  8. (((Krissy/John))) you guys are in my prayers; hoping you can both come home to celebrate Thanksgiving at your own home!!!


  9. I am so sorry to hear this news but am thankful John is on the mend. Sending good thoughts and prayers that you can come home
    love ya

  10. Krissy remember many of us are praying for John and you too. Your first priority is to take care of John and yourself. Hugs to both of you, Linda in Washington state

  11. So sorry to hear about John, I will remember him in my prayers. Take care of yourself too , Krissy.

  12. You and John in my prayers. Hope John gets better soon and you all can be together for Thanksgiving

  13. Hi, Krissy! I haven't been blogging consistently and just read one of your posts on my journal. Gosh, My thoughts and prayers are with you and John. I hope he gets better soon. Maria

  14. Dear Krissy I am so sorry John has been so sick ~ keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally x

  15. So sorry that John is sick again Krissy. You two have been through so very much. You are and will remain in my prayers. Big hugs and a gentle hug for John

  16. Oh,Krissy-I am so sorry John is sick,sure hope you both get to come home on Monday.
    Sending bunches of prayers and hugs.

  17. You are both in my thoughts Krissy and John.

    Love and Hugs

    Sandra xxxx

  18. Krissy I've been concerned about you and John, I'm keeping him and you in my prayers that he can come home and gets better. Know you are a strong woman dear and will take care of John's needs....just wish all of us lived near you so we could be there for you dear. Know I care about you both, you hold a special place in my heart. Nless you both.

  19. Still praying for you both. Hope John will be able to come home for Thanksgiving and we will all have something special to be thankful for.
    Hugs, Dawn

  20. Prayers for both you and John. May God's Healing Hand of Help be on you both.

    :>) Jan the Gryphon

  21. Krissy:

    When you are able I have nominated you for the Maria Antionette award. Check my journal and other to see. Hope things get bette soon.


  22. Here's hoping you and john are home and doing well soon. I mean it. D

  23. I hope that by now John and you have returned home. I am a bit behind reading the blog. You remain in my prayers.


  24. I hope you two are home by now. I am sending up more prayeras for both of you. Hugs, Helen

  25. i may not know you personally but i sure hope healing comes soon =)

    i saw you in one blog i visited and thought of inviting you to my blog. i learn from different people from different parts of the world through answers to some questions. hope you can visit and share your views and experiences.


  26. Thanksgiving blessings to you both.

  27. I pray that John gets well and home son.


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