Thursday, December 10, 2020

Life Can Be Crazy....

 I seem to always be writing about Ted's health.  That seems to be what our lives are about now.  Ted did his follow up with the Dr. on Thursday the 3rd. , after he spent Thanksgiving in the hospital , with pneumonia.  Went to get labs on Saturday., the 5th .Labs go to his heart dr and our primary dr. 
Ted just seemed to be getting worse each day. I asked if he would go to ER Monday evening. He says no let me rest, leave me alone.  He had no fever, blood pressures close to being too low a couple times. His breathing was ruff.  Tuesday, I asked him a couple more times to go to ER.  Tuesday evening, I decided to take his temperature...it was 97.7, which is about how he reads most times.  I actually dressed to take him to the hospital. I talked with him. I stayed up a while . I took his temperature about 40 minutes from the 97.7 reading and he was running a fever...it was 102.1 ...So I called 911, I did not think Ted could walk for me. 
 The EMT's put oxygen on him and took him to the hospital.  I could not believe this was happening. It was as if I were watching it, instead of being involved. I did remain calm..this is the first time I have ever called 911.  

  I had to call the hospital  3 times to finally get any news of what was happening. No one is allowed in the hospital that isn't on a gurney. The nurse said Ted has pneumonia and they did a covid test., and a CT scan. ..what the heck, is this the  groundhog's day movie?? For this is what happened at Thanksgiving.  One thing I did do was straighten Ted's medicine list for them. Every time Ted sees a dr, or goes to the hospital I had a new updated med list with him. I think they gave Ted the wrong meds when he was there at Thanksgiving....as the nurse was saying all his old meds while on the phone. I stopped her and begged her to write down what I was going to tell her. She did.  I am not sure any mix up of what Ted is on would make a huge difference...but hey why not do the right meds. 

  Ted has had a spit test(?) , urine test...do not know why.  But he got the results of the Covid test and it was negative. That's 3 tests he has had from Thanksgiving to now. Even though I can't  be in the hospital to visit him, I hope they keep him long enough to get on the path to getting over this pneumonia.  I am really tired. 

 Praying for all of you and us too. We really could use a break, how about all of you.? Please beautiful people stay safe ...let's hang in there and see if the vaccine is going to start us all on the right path to some stress free days of life. Our children deserve it.  XO
 

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  1. Susie take the time teds in hospital to rest, I know it sounds hard to say this but you need to catch up on your rest. I went through this with Garry, I know how draining this can be. To always be on a state of alert waiting for the next emergency, you really need to care for yourself too. They will take good care of him, I keep you in my prayers,

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    1. Thank you so much Laurie. I did take a small drive today , as it was pretty and warm here. I just wanted to escape for a tiny bit of time. Have you ever felt that you could sit by the phone for days on end and no one would call...then all of a sudden you can't get off the phone. That's how it is when ever anything happens, I have to let everyone know everything. Why do people ask question as if I am two days ahead of the drs. Yikes. Thank you for your sweet prayers. It is the best gift ever. Blessings to all of you, xoxo,love, Susie

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  2. It's very hard on families not to be allowed to be with loved ones and very difficult for the patient, too. You both will be in my prayers.

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    1. Ted has texted and called me 3 times today. He is lonely to come home. But his dr called and tried to explain some things. She is planning on keeping him a couple more days. He will be getting stronger meds. Thank you Vee for the prayers. I am so grateful for them. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. absolutely agree with Laurie! rest as you can and just be. you have earned it. sending good wishes for Ted!

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    1. Terre, I am trying to get a break here. I truly need it. Do you ever feel you'd love to smash your phones. ?? LOL One reason I like to text....not tied to it. Blessings, stay safe there. xoxo, Susie

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  4. I am so sorry! Please continue to let us know what is happening. I know what you mean about talking about our health so much! Seems the older Phil & I get, the more our main topic of conversation is about our health. Well, that is where we are at this age, most of our friends talk about their medical problems as well. Your photos are stunning, especially the first one! I hope the do not discharge him too soon, that is never good!

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    1. Ginny, The dr called me and said she was keeping Ted a couple more days and using stronger meds. He is going to have to see the lung dr also. I am realizing health is a big issue for my generation now. I am just thankful that TEd and I have been as strong as we are. So it's sad to see him so weak...it hurts my heart truly. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear this. Please keep us updated and take care of yourself! I'm praying for you both!

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    1. Thank you so much Jan. We need the power in those prayers . Seems I am praying all day long..Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. It's always something isn't it. I agree with the others to get some rest while you can. You both will be in our prayers. Please let us know how he is doing.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. You are so right , always something . Just when I thought Ted would be getting some strength after the chemo stopped...it just didn't work out that way. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. I am so sorry to hear that Ted has to be hospitalized again. But, he is where he can receive the medical care he needs. I agree with the others who told you to take this time to rest and take care of yourself, even if you are worried about Ted. You will need to be rested and strong when he comes home, so you can attend to him. And don't worry about talking about health issues; these days, especially, that is an important topic of conversation! Keep us informed, Susie. Get better, soon, Ted!

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    1. Seems we all are thinking or talking health issues. We sure do need to get that virus in control...because there's enough other things that need attention. Take care there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. oh dear susie, you do in fact need a break, and poor ted, going through all of this. his body must be so tired. i know you can't be with him and i know that must be extremely difficult but perhaps it will give you a little break to rest up, for when he comes home.

    you did the right thing, calling 911. and increase in his temperature like that is a problem, especially since just having pneumonia!! i will keep him I'm my positive thoughts and you as well. get some rest susie, so you are ready to care for ted when he gets home!!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie. I could see the ambulance coming a mile away on the next road. That's from finally getting my cataracts removed. LOL. I keep thinking..I could have driven Ted faster. I feel nuts at times. I walked around out side today...took a small drive to just escape. Stay safe. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  9. I am so sorry you are both going through all of this yet again. Praying that when he comes home this time, he is healed and will recover well. Rest while you can!

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    1. Thanks Terri. I am trying to de-stress...not sure I can. LOL I will get out of the house and take a little drive again tomorrow. It's something to do that doesn't risk getting the virus. I have had to stay in the house with Ted so much lately...as he's had not strength to do anything. I talked with the dr treating Ted and she promises to get him better this time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. I'm so sorry, Susie. Will be praying for you both!

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    1. Thank you Kim. It means so much when people pray for us. I truly believe there's great power in prayer and helps us. It helps those that are being prayed about and those doing the praying. It works both ways. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Of course you do need to rest when you can. It is hard not to worry. My sister used to say, I don't worry, I am just concerned. LOL Yep I guess that is all of us.
    Thinking of you lady, you do need to rest and take care of yourself. Prayers here for YOU and Brother Ted. Be safe
    Sherry & jack down in Florida

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    1. Thank you Jack and Sherry. Prayers are great gifts we can all give one another. So helpful too. I think the dr will do better by Ted this time...she called today and we talked about it. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. Oh my so sorry to hear off of Ted's health problems. The good news is that the covid test came back negative. Of course I will be praying for Ted's recovery!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers. I feel that the hospital made two stays by sending Ted home a bit too early the first time. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. OH gosh, Susie, dang!!--how scary. Any news yet?? Thinking of y'all and hope Ted is well OVER THIS and sent home real real soon!!

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    1. Thanks Debbi. The dr said maybe in a couple more days on stronger antibiotics and some new meds to bring home. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. thank you Brenda. Hope all is well with you, Blessings xoxo, Susie

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  15. I'm sorry to hear that Ted is in hospital. I hope they can take care of this pneumonia and that he can rest and recover. Thinking of both of you. Take care, Susie! -Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jenn. This is a set back for Ted(us) at this time. I keep thinking things will get better and stay that way one of these days. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. Ted is where he should be sad to say but maybe they can boost him up ! It is rough now when your mate goes in the Hospital, I went twice for Heart Cath and Stents and Anna Mae could not come down, she made the 1 1/2 hour drive when I was released! I am keeping you both in my Prayers ! Take Care !!!

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    1. Thank you so much Woody. Your prayers mean a lot to us. I hope the hospital will think twice before releasing Ted . His dr did say they were using stronger meds this time. Blessings to you and Anna, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Ooh dear Susie, I am so sad to learn that Ted is back in the hospital, but he's in the best place where dedicated and professional individuals will give him the needed attention and non-stop care around the clock. As others have said before, try and get some rest for yourself, you have to be physically and mentally wore down. Continued prayers for Ted, he will continue to amaze you with his strength and love.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. I am so grateful to all of you for your prayers and kind wishes. The dr called me yesterday to explain some important things about Ted's getting stronger antibiotics this time. He will to follow up with a lung dr. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Love and prayers always.....and I hope you can use this time to take care of YOU! I know you get tired.....
    There's lots of hospital stff tking care of Ted.....so spend these few days on you.

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    1. So far Linda, I have spent two days answering the phone and picking up ffod and water...of course it has to be wiped down and put away. I did get one load of laundry done, that's all I had for a change. LOL I know Ted is alright at the hospital...bt he calls me, I think he misses me. :( Take care of each other there. I know one day we will have some rest and peace. Blessings, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  19. Thinking of you Susie and Ted hoping that all things all turn out well soon. Best Wishes. KEV.

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    1. Thank you Kev. I want Ted well and I truly know he wants nothing more. It will have to get better soon. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. so sorry to hear about the setback but you did the bests thing you could do, getting him back in the hospital. It's so hard these days not being able to visit, but they can take care of him better there than you could at home. You do need a break, I'll continue to keep you both in my prayers.

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    1. Thank you for the prayers. They are so needed and appreciated. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Oh Bee, it is so good to see this comment from you. I have missed you. My Ted talked with me this afternoon and I could tell even by his voice, he is better. They will have him in good shape when he comes home...don't think they want to have him coming right back . Hope you are well and your son too. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

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  22. Susie, I am so sorry Ted and You are going through this. That's good that you told the nurse to write down everything you were saying to her. Sometimes they get distracted, as they have many patients to take care of. I feel so bad for Ted having pneumonia again. I'm glad he doesn't have the virus, that's good news. I'm saying a prayer for both of you, and please try to take time to rest. I think you need it. Thinking of you during this Christmas season, my dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, I think all the clinics and hospitals are running on pared down staff. I was amazed that the dr treating called me on the phone and explained some of what Ted will need to do once he is over this pneumonia. What a touching thought. Oh I am thrilled Ted has been negative from the covid .I am not fretting over Christmas...just have to go with the flow. Thank you always for your kind words. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  23. Oh my goodness, to say you all could use a break is a HUGE understatement! Prayers coming your way that Ted gets better quickly and can come back home soon and ALL WELL. I know it is hard that you can't be there with him. I pray for you too! BIG HUGS coming your way!

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    1. Thank you Theresa. I am praying the hospital get Ted on the path to complete recovery. He will need to see the lung doctor soon. To see if he has lung damage from the chemo. Thank you for the hugs and sweet words. Blessings to all of you, be safe. xoxo, Susie

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  24. Susie you HAVE to have a better 2021. How scary to have to call 911. I've never called myself but it would be a frightening situation if I did. Prayers to you and Ted...xxx

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    1. Thank you dear friend, for the prayers. We believe in their power. I keep thinking ..it has to get better one day...just hoping it's soon. Blessings to you for a beautiful Christmas. xoxo, Susie

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  25. Oh Susie, enough is enough. I'm glad the Covid test is negative so far; that's a huge plus. But pneumonia is no wimp illness. You will have constant prayers coming your way from Michigan. Please keep us posted. I'm very worried but I know they will be watching him carefully.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie. There's times I just want to tear my hair out...I will be bald one day...it's falling out anyway. I know that Ted wants to live better than this. I pray the hospital will get him in better shape before sending him home to me. Blessings and thanks for the prayers. xoxo, Susie

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  26. Oh Susie-I hate to hear this. But you did the right thing in calling 911. I had to do it also for Tom. I can’t imagine what you’re going through not being able to go in with him. But take this opportunity and rest. I know how it can drag you down. I continue to pray for you both.
    Blessings,
    Gert

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    1. Hi Gert, Hope you are doing well. I have been able to text and call Ted ...we are staying in touch that way. I pray he will get over this pneumonia soon. I have tried to rest, but ended up taking care of things I have had to let go for so long. Finding dust all over the house. :( Blessings to you my sweet friend. Take care, xoxo,love, Susie

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  27. Oh my gosh Susie...I have just read your post and am so, so sorry..what a roller coaster of emotions you have had...I will say a prayer for both of you....I know you must be both mentally and physically exhausted.

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    1. You are right about the roller coaster . I find myself crying more. Try to rest and also trying to catch up on some major cleaning. Hope your holidays are wonderful with your daughter's family around. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

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  28. Oh Dear...prayers continuing. Praying that the pneumonia will get cleared up and his strength will return. Praying for your health as well. Glad Ted tested neg. for the virus... (((hugs))) Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. You are so kind. I am grateful for the prayers. We sure need them. Stay safe. Blessings to you and thanks for the hugs. xoxo, Susie

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  29. Hi Susie,
    He is in the hospital and is in good hands. So stay home and relax and rest as much as you can. All you would need is to get sick. Pneumonia is a stubborn problem and it takes time to completely heal and with Ted being compromised it will even be more of a struggle. Hang in there prayers continue. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. I am praying Ted is lots better before they release him to come home this time. I have tried to relax...but then get caught up in things I have let go for a long time. You know there's always housework. :) Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  30. Hi Susie,
    Praying for Ted, you and your family. I am praying for the staff at the hospital to have wisdom and strength to help Ted in the ways he needs.
    Love, Carla

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    1. Thank you sweet friend. I am praying all day most days. I pray for everyone I can. I sure have been praying for Ted to get back on his feet. Blessings to all at your house, xoxo, Susie

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  31. Oh, Susie. I have been very lax in getting back to everyone. The last I heard from you was Ted was doing so much better. Now I hear this. I am so sorry but glad it is not Covid and that he will be safer in the hospital. Hope he starts feeling better soon. I want you to take care of yourself, this must be overwhelming for you. Not to be able to go and see for yourself how he is doing would be so frustrating. I think about you often and know you will get through all this, but I wish it was all over and he was home with you and you could have some peace..Stay well, my friend..xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you Judy. I am so ready for things to calm down. I worry all the time about Ted's health now. Thank you for your kind wishes. Please be safe. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  32. Dear Susie, my heart goes out to you and to Ted. I hate this covid thing and that you can't be with your loved ones when they're in the hospital, that has got to be so hard. Well maybe you'll have a few days to get some rest. God bless you dear friend. You are in my prayers, both of you.
    Connie

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    1. Thank you Connie. I am always so grateful for prayers and well wishes. They mean a lot. I keep you in my prayers too. It's our gift to each other. Try to enjoy some Christmas time. Blessings and hugs to you.Love, xoxo, Susie

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  33. I shall pray for you
    This too shall pass .Dont worry

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    1. I have my faith and I do pray all the time...But I have my mom's big worry gene..so I do worry. I cry too. So praying is how I deal with this. I am so eager for this to pass. :) Bless your kind heart, xoxo, Susie

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  34. Hi Susie. Am now just hoping that Ted is doing better..Stay well..xxoJudy

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    1. Yes, Judy he did finally start getting better. I need to up date, as he came home yesterday. Thank you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  35. Dear Susie, You and Ted need triple rainbows of good things. Continuing prayers and love across the miles.

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    1. Thank you sweet Buttercup. I have prayed for you this morning...all the N.East...since you are getting bad weather, heavy snows, and winds. Please be safe. We had 4 inches of snow and I hated it. It did melt some as the day wore on. Ted came home yesterday. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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