Thursday, September 19, 2019

What's Happening....

  Monday Ted went to clinic with his brother Mic. They were gone a long time getting home at about 3:30, The drs. gave Ted two liters of fluids while he was at the clinic and did their assessment. When he came in the house I looked at him and knew he had a fever.  I was not happy. How could they send him home like that ,after laughing at the list I had made of how many times I had taken his temperature. So I just kept ice packs on him and cold drinks and cool cloths. Gave him Tylenol. Check his temps thru the night.
  Tuesday at 3:30 in the morning, his temp was 102. 4...I told him get your shoes on we are going to the hospital. Oh I have not driven after dark for some time...still waiting to get cataract surgery...I got us to to Tipton's I.U.Health. They took Ted vitals. Ordered Tylenol. took blood and urine, and a chest x-ray. The E.R. dr says he has pneumonia.  She orders antibiotics. I tell her you can not give those to him without checking with his bone marrow drs. So she calls them and gets them to  approve.
 I drive us back home , which really was tough, because people were heading to work and their lights were blinding for me. Ted did well for about 3 hours and then he's got the fever again. I call the bone marrow clinic and they say come in on Thursday . I can't seem to get his fever down as fast as before, so I call them back. They tell us to come on Wednesday. In the mean time, I cancel all my own procedures ., that I had scheduled for Wednesday.
  Ted 's golf friend takes him down to clinic in Indy...while I dip all the water out of my washing machine , which seems to have conked out. I truly am about to have myself committed. If you knew all the things that have broken and been replaced since Ted's diagnoses you would understand why.
  When Ted gets to clinic he has a fever, so now they know !!! They admit him to the 4th floor bone marrow unit of the Franciscan hospital. Too doors down from the room Ted received his transplant in. Today they did a test on his bronchial tubes. The dr calls me and says they are keeping him a couple days more to see if any bacteria comes out of his lungs.
  My granddaughter's job took her to Indy today and she went to see papaw Ted. He was doing well. Getting IV's.  I have talked with him on the phone. Told him about the new washer I bought today. Ha.
 I am asking my blog family once again for your prayers. We need them so much at this time. Please. I will forever be grateful. XO











36 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear all of this that has happened. I will be praying for both of you.

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  2. Praying for you and Ted, both. Sending love. xo

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  3. God prompted me to pray for you guys just last night! I do pray for you often, but last night was out of the ordinary...Must be He's working on something. Love to you my friend. Debbie xo

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  4. You are Ted’s best advocate! I am amazed that they sent him home that way in the first place. Praying for more wisdom for the doctors and strength for you and Ted. Glad that the old washing machine is out... If it isn’t one thing... Hang tough, Susie. We can’t have you committed just yet. Sending love...

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  5. Susie thank you for sharing updates. I've been praying for you and Ted.

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  6. Still praying for Ted's recovery and your strength! God bless you both!

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  7. Oh Susie, bless your heart. I do pray that Ted will get well. Fine time for the washing machine to knock off. Sounds like you are handling thing just right. You are a good nurse. I can imagine how nervous you must have been, worrying and driving at night like you did. I hate driving after dark. The oncoming car lights bother me too and I drive in constant fear of an animal running out. Will be thinking of you both.

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  8. Oh dear friend, bless your heart! I will be praying for Ted that all of this is in his rear-view mirror very soon. Keep us informed and enjoy that new washer. HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

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  9. Ooh my dear Susie, I can't even imagine what you are going through, but I am praying that Ted once again is triumphant in his recovery. Take good care of yourself, I know you are running on empty !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  10. Never will understand why bad things happen to good people. But keep your head held high and know God cares for you. Hey you got a new washing machine out of that delema. "God touch Ted and Susie and heal Ted, they need your help once again" Blessings to you.

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  11. I am sure you are feeling overwhelmed....that's alot to handle Susie...I am hoping you have a good support system at hand....prayers for you both.

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  12. Oh Susie, it's such a lot to shoulder. I can see why you are frantic and of course you have prayers. I wish I lived near so I could help you. All that and the washing machine, too? I hope you have friends nearby to whom you can vent or who will provide support (even calling the repair man and waiting around while you do what you need to do with Ted. You are so smart to be on top of it with the fever and your actions could well have saved his life.

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  13. Oh my when it rains it pours. Prayers and more prayers going up for you both. Lots of hugs and love as well. xo

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  14. I am saying extra prayers for you both. What a lot you have to deal with and I know you can't help but worry. I'm praying and sending you both lots of hugs. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

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  15. Will remember you both in my prayers. It's a long road to recovery after a bone marrow transplant & there are setbacks. My niece had one 8 years ago she had lots of setbacks but two weeks ago she did her half marathon again to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register. It's a difficult time but he has you supporting him. You could do without things conking out on you at times like this. Take care & God bless.

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  16. I have been away from blogging for a while due to moving, but am just reading this and praying for your Ted and for you. God is with you, and may He bring the fever down and give Ted strength to fight this infection, and give you peace to deal with each new situation...even new washing machines, etc. God is with you. Praying now.

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  17. You are a good little care-giver😊
    Praying for your many needs.
    The Lord is right there with you and knows every circumstance that is taking place, rest in Him. ♡

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  18. Oh, dear.

    I pray that you have the strength to handle all that is thrown at you and that your husband is able to be home with you to care for him soon.

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  19. Honey, you and Ted are in my prayers many times throughout the day. You are stronger than you know, Susie. You have been on a long journey and you have done exceedingly well. Continued prayers for you as well as Ted......love you both.

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  20. ...my life seems quite calm after reading about the coming and goings in yours. My best to you.

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  21. OH my goodness Susie, when it rains it pours is the old saying, right!? You've had your share of the bad things this past year. How is he doing, any better? Please keep us posted ok and if you need to talk, just holler ok.

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  22. Definitely keeping you both in my prayers. I hope Ted is feeling better and you are doing OK. Hang in there and hold on tight. Sometimes, that is all one can do.

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  23. Susie, I will certainly say some extra prayers for you today. If you need anything, I am about 45 minutes south of downtown and would be more than happy to help you.

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  24. Hi Susie! I'm so sorry to hear of all that crap with the doctors...back and forth, driving at night...I'm sure you're ready for the looney bin, I would be too. Sending you strength, energy and prayers. xx

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  25. Many prayers for you and Ted. I know that God,is watching over you. I am so sorry they gave you such a run around, you do not need that.
    Nonie

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  26. Susie- I am so so so very sorry!!! You both have been through so much..including all the household problems you have had. I hope Ted does not have pneumonia. It doesn't sound like it-unless it is bacterial pneumonia. Keep me posted. Love to you- Hang in there,my friend. xo Diana

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  27. I keep you both in my prayers, I have been away for a while but had my daughter read your blog to me, take care my friend.

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  28. awwww susie, wow, what a handful...i think you have been stretched to the max. and poor ted, he never should have been sent home from the clinic. i don't believe in the power of prayer, i wish i did and i so admire those who do. i am sending you was wishes, thoughts and hugs, you may need those more dear susie!!!

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  29. I am so sorry you are both going through this. I understand because my Brother in law is facing the same thing. Many prayers for you both.

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  30. Oh you two have been through the wringer this week! So glad to read your later post, where he is doing better! Sending prayers!

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  31. Oh Susie, as I read through all this, I feel your pain! Oh, I don't even have the words to express because of all you are going through. So thankful you know who to rely on for keeping you from being committed - the Lord is with you and you have so many family and friends to help see you through. I understand those drives in the dark and pray for your safety and for Ted's healing. God bless you, Susie, you are a strong and courageous woman.

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