** 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}} **

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ANOTHER DYSAUTONOMIA
FLAIR AND SEPSIS
Update #3

Just a short update to let you all know what has been going on with Teresa's progress over the last few days. She did have surgery on Saturday morning to have the infected port removed. Despite our repeated attempts to tell them that she is nearly impossible to get a peripheral IV line on, the Anesthesiologist hurriedly stuck a little tiny IV catheter in her wrist and said it should get her through until they could put in another port this week. We knew it wouldn't last more than a few hours, but he insisted it was the best he could do for the time. Unfortunately, we were correct and it only lasted about 2 hours after she came back from surgery Saturday morning. The nursing staff then spent the rest of Saturday afternoon and evening trying to obtain a new site. Ultimately, a surgeon who was in the hospital at the time, came in and found a site in her left foot. The problem with IV's in the feet is they have HUGE potential for causing blood clots, which she's already had about a year ago. So, on Sunday morning, they took her back to the OR and put in a central line (an IV in one of the large veins in her neck) in order for her to continue to receive all her meds and IV fluids. This was very painful for her but it worked well.

This morning, trip number 3 to the OR finally got her a new port and got that pesky tube out of the side of her neck. And, if all is well through the night, and the blood cultures show the infection to be gone, we should be able to go HOME tomorrow.

Again, we can't thank you all enough for your kind words, thoughts, and especially your prayers. And for your patience in the Giveaway drawing. We will do the drawing as soon as we can get home and get settled (and lasso Bek in long enough to draw the names!).

Oh, I almost forgot, several people asked about talking to T for further information. She will read those as soon as she's able and will respond/contact and gladly answer what she can. Thanks, too, to all the new followers. She looks forward to being back and actually doing this stuff herself!

D


11 comments:

Kathryn said...

Aww my heart goes out to her! I am still praying!! Get well soon!

ter@waaoms said...

Thanks for the update...
Still hoping for better days for you, teresa.

Casey said...

Wow, I feel so bad for her. Praying for your whole family. Feel better soon

2busy said...

Wow! Sounds so awful...You are both such troopers. My thoughts and prayers are with you...

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I'm so thrilled that you are getting to go home...no better place to rest and recuperate. God bless you!

Miranda said...

I pray you get to go home soon! I know it's got to be miserable for you in the hospital. Looking forward to reading your blogs again! Prayers and well wishes, Miranda

Miranda said...

I pray you get to go home soon! I know it's got to be miserable for you in the hospital. Looking forward to reading your blogs again! Prayers and well wishes, Miranda

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

What a terrible struggle! Hope you feel better soon, Teresa!

Tesa said...

So glad to hear that she may be home soon. I've really been thinking about her. You've done an amazing job with the updates considering how busy and stressed you must be. Thank you so much for keeping us all updated. I will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers and hope she is home soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update D!

Hoping to see T posting soon, that will mean she is feeling better.

Oh why, oh why, don't they listen??

Peg

Samantha said...

Praying for you dear Teresa.

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