** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Friday, January 22, 2010

ANOTHER DYSAUTONOMIA
FLAIR AND SEPSIS
Update #2

Another quick update...first, T wanted me to tell everyone Thank you for all your kind words and prayers. You guys are AWESOME.

Also, the Giveaway contest is rapidly coming to a close...like tonight!! She says that nothing about it has changed, except that it will take a little extra time to do the drawing.

As for her hospital stay...the Infectious Diseases Specialist came again today. The bacteria was very difficult for them to identify, and even more difficult for us to remember how to say. She did say it was a very aggressive one this time, and the initial round of antibiotics had done little more than make it mad. So they have rotated two or three types of IV antibiotics around the clock. They scheduled her for surgery for tomorrow morning (a Saturday!) to remove her port. She will then have to get 2 to 4 additional weeks of IV antibiotics to totally eradicate the little varmint. They will reassess from there.

Thanks for keeping her in your prayers. She's tired & sleepy again, now, and without her guiding me every step on how to do this posting stuff, it won't get done. Again, your support is so awesome and so much appreciated by us all.

D


7 comments:

ter@waaoms said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry to hear you're having so many complications. I hope that you're in good hands and that you'll be home sooner rather than later. It looks like your husband is doing the best he can to take care of you, so kudos to him! get well soon!

Miranda said...

I've been thinking about you today. I'll continue to be praying for you and that God strengthens your body to fight this infection!!!

2busy said...

Stay strong!

Crown of Beauty said...

Please let Teresa know that I am praying for her. Thanks for keeping us updated.

Lidj

christy rose said...

Thank you for keeping us updated and let her know that many prayers are going up on her behalf.

Tesa said...

Glad to hear she is in good hands it seems. I'm still thinking and praying for her and hope she recovers quickly.

You may have already thought of this but I just wanted to throw out there to be cautious of C. Difficle. It's a naturally occurring "bad" bacteria that the "good" bacteria in your digestive system usually keeps in check, but sometimes when lots of antibiotics are used and a hospital stay is involved a lot of the good bacteria is killed too and then the C. Diff gets out of control causing nausea, diarrhea, high fever etc. It is dangerous to the elderly and those with weakened immune systems because of dehydration etc. I don't want to scare you with this, but I thought you should know about it. I suffered from it after the birth of my son and if I can prevent anyone else from contracting it I'll spread the word. Hand washing is the biggest deterrent.

Anyway, good luck with everything and please don't take all that info as frightening, I know you don't need another thing on your plate right now but if it's something that can be prevented and you don't have to deal with on top of everything else, than all the better. I also know this comment is long so if you don't feel it's appropriate to approve that's fine too, I understand and wish you a speedy recovery.

Lamonica Epps said...

I hope everything is going well. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Thanks for the update.

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