Monday, December 3, 2018

Ted Is Fighting....

    Yesterday's picture of Ted, In what is called a "step down room" He is having a tough time but keeps giving us a smile.  They shaved his mustache off...I had never seen Ted without it.
 It seemed a beautiful day outside. Oh how I wish our winter could stay this nice.
  This is in ICU . On Friday, of course it was the day I had left to go to the chiropractor. (my back's been out since Ted's first appointments) My daughter goes to the hospital to check on Ted. She gets to his oncology room just as the doctors and nurses are rushing to get him to ICU. He had a fever spike. It was 105 degrees. They packed him in ice and  started antibiotics.  He had an infection. Finding it ...I am not sure they have yet. Weekend doctors are just not the same. Lots of young ones training. They did change out the pic line to his heart. Because the chemo goes directly into the heart .I think this was an extremely close call for my Teddy. His oncology dr is in LA and will be back tomorrow.
   I know it's the prayers that are going up for Ted that are helping us . I thank all of you who offer prayers and well wishes, they mean the world to us. I have been writing prayers down for Ted to read if he has a quiet moment. He has had units of blood, platelets, antibiotics, and meds. Yesterday he did keep a bit of food down. The first in 3 days.  I guess it was a good thing he ate those big breakfasts when he could. This is a scary time .
  Granddaughter Sierra with her nephew Leo (our great grand) sporting their teddy bear faces to cheer papaw.
   I will try to see the chiropractor again today. Can not sit still with my back hurting.  Grandson Skylar,lifted a limb out of the front yard for me . Thankful for my family standing by to help any way they can.  Hope all of you are well, thank you always for sweet thoughts and comments.XO

35 comments:

  1. Susie, my heart goes out to you, Ted, and your whole family, as this affects everyone. He looks so brave and positive in those pictures, but I'm sure there is a rollercoaster of emotions. I agree that weekends in hospitals are not the same. Hang in there, take it one day, one hour, at a time. HUGS!! -Jenn

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  2. Praying for Ted and all of you! Prayers will carry you thru! HUGS!

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  3. This just breaks my heart what you two are going through. I will continue to keep him and you in my prayers!!!

    Lisa

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  4. I've been praying for your Red and for you dear lady. Asking our Lord to level any mountains there is to bring complete healing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. Praying for you and Ted. God brings strength to our weaknesses. I am asking for healing for the both of you. Thank you so much for keeping us all updated. How great that your family is there to help you out with things.

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  6. My continued prayers and thoughts go out to you and your sweet husband....

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  7. Prayers coming your way, Susie. God be with Ted today.

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  8. Susie, I'm so sorry to hear abut the fever spike and hope it is better by now. I'm praying for your brave Ted and for you.

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  9. Sorry to hear....prayers for sure. Jesus never leaves us even though it feels like he is miles away!!

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  10. Susie, I know what you are going through with it being your other half that is sick. I keep saying prayers for the both of you and sending you hugs. You can never have to many prayers. It is so hard especially during the holiday season. Family support helps us get through the most trying times. Chairs in the hospital aren't the most comfortable when your back hurts. I pray that they get the fever under control and that he feels better. Hugs and prayers-sending love to you both.

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  11. I am praying for Ted and for you. These are the times we wonder "why" and there is no answer. Our Anchor is Jesus. He never promised that life wouldn't be rough, but HE did promise that HE WOULD BE WITH US AND I KNOW HE IS WITH YOU AND TED. So even in the midst of this storm, rest in knowing the wind and the waves still know His name and NOTHING can happen that He does not allow. Keep your eyes on Jesus. He never, ever fails. Hugs and prayers! I'm praying for a healing miracle!!!

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  12. I am sorry to hear about the infection. I was just praying for some ladies in my Bible study who are very sick and taking chemo. My heart and prayers go out to you and Ted. "The Lord liveth and blessed by our Rock!" Ps. 18:48

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  13. My heart goes out to you both! I'm sorry he developed the infection too and hope it is under control. My husband and I are both keeping him in our prayers. Try to take care of yourself too my friend. Please let me know if there is anything else we can do. Lots of hugs, Diane

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  14. I am so sorry to hear Ted is fighting an infection. This is the time I always wished I had just the right answer but I do not. I only know God is in control, he knows all. He puts us where we are, and is with us all the way. Prayers for you and Ted. May the Lord be with you.
    Nonie

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  15. He does look different without it. My dad was the same way.

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  16. oh my gosh I have been so worried but Nana Diana has been keeping us updated,, she is a blessing,, we keep you in our prayers and have added you and Ted to a prayer circle at the church,, keep strong,,all my love,

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  17. Dear Susie, I know is is indeed a scary time for you and your family. I love my husband so much and when he has gone through the scary health times, I too was so afraid. I know the power of prayer, and I know you do, too. Please tell your Ted others care about you and him and pray for his strength and healing and for peace For you both. Praying for fever to stay down and all the meds and platelets and antibiotics to work together for him. Love to you.

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  18. Oh Susie! I am so sorry to read the news of the fight your husband is in for his health! And for your back too! Will be in prayer for this situation, that the Lord undertakes, intervenes, and brings peace, healing and strength to this situation in Jesus name! Sweet pictures of your grandkids, such a precious joy in the midst of what you are facing. Blessings and hugs for you sweet friend!

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  19. Sending prayers and hugs your way, sweet Susie - xoxo

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  20. My heart is breaking for you both. This has brought me to tears. We just never know what's going to happen but God is always in control. My prayers are with you both and the family as well. May god continue to give you both the strength to get through this. I'm not in much shape to do anything but pray but sure wish I lived more close to you. Love you my sweet friend. xo

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  21. Oh dear! I did not realize that your precious husband was having chemo. I will have to look back at your blog to see what is happening, but please know that my prayers are going up for you and your family tonight. May God bless and Heal!

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  22. My prayers continue for you all. It’s so hard to see loved ones face such serious stuff. Hope you are staying well....hospitals can wear on a body! Sending love and prayers!

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  23. Hi Susie. I'm continuing to pray for both Ted and you. I'm sorry to hear about the fever spike. Sending hugs and sending prayers for healing!

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  24. Oh Susie, more prayers coming your way. That had to be terrifying for all of you and I'm glad it's leveled off but oh, scary. Keep the faith, my friend. And best of luck with your chiro stuff.

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  25. Susie, I wanted you to know that my husband (who's a pastor) has put a prayer request on his internet prayer line to pray for both Ted and you. Praying that God will renew and strengthen you both with His Healing Touch. Thank you for your updates. God bless you both!

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  26. We love y’all and are praying for you both! Keep taking the next step.....it’s scary but you can do this. You are stronger than you think.

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  27. Susie, sister Karen shared with me about your Teddy. I am praying for you both and sending love. Mildred

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  28. My dear Susie, I'm still praying for Ted.....and you. I'm glad he's able to keep his food down with all that's going on. That is so nice of Sierra to send you the picture of her and Leo. I'm sorry Ted is going through so much right now, and Susie, you take care of yourself too. You mean a lot to me. : )

    May God wrap around both of you like a blanket of comfort and love.

    ~Sheri

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  29. Just seeing this today, and I will keep praying. Praying by now they have found the infection and that the antibiotics are doing their job, as God is bringing healing to his body. This also happened to my brother, as his immune system was so compromised by the chemo and disease. But they were able to get it under control and soon he was back to his "ornery" self. As I think I told you before, he is in remission now. God is able, and He will keep working in your hubby's body day by day. Just keep your eyes focused on Jesus...the Author and Finisher of our faith...He will not fail you. Prayers going up.

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  30. Such a scary thing to have to go through...your Ted has so many people praying for him!! I am so hoping to hear any day now that the infection is gone! Hang in there, God is in this difficult time somehow...and He is taking care of y'all.

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  31. Oh Susie I am so sorry about your back and poor Ted with the fever and infection. I am sending up lots of extra prayers for Ted and for you. It is amazing how he smiles through all of this. Hugs sweet friend.
    Kris

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  32. He reminds me so much of Bill...not in looks but smiles and the thumbs up. I know how scary this is for you...I am sending prayers for the both of you...for all your family.
    I hope you can get that back taken care of...and remember...God loves you and Ted sooo much...and HE is in control.

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  33. Susie~as I read about Ted's mustache, Tom shaved his one time and I really didn't recognize him either...ha...ha As I too had never seen him without one. Ted also reminds me of Tom, with the thumbs up!! smile.. I'm praying for you all, as I know in someways what this is like.. It can be such a difficult time. Please...take care of yourself too. I know that would be what Ted would want also.

    Love and prayers,
    Gert

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