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Joy in hospital

31st December 2004

Joy in hospital

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My SIL, Joy, is in the hospital with a systemic blood infection of some kind.  I am not clear how serious (or what it is), but I assume it isn’t good since she is in the hospital, especially considering her underlying heart condition.  Prayers would be welcome.

***UPDATE***

She has gram positive cocci and will be on some strong antibiotics for the next few days, but they beleive they got it before it became staph.  She is an outpatient right now, but goes in daily for antibiotic IVs.  The suckiest part is that the phlebotomist on call for the next few days isn’t comfortable doing pic (sp?) lines, so she has to get a new IV every time she goes in.  She is very, very hard to hit due to the long history of IVs and HATES getting new holes poked into her.  So, current prayer request is that they hit her on the first try each day so she doesn’t have to go through that agony.

So, the news wasn’t spectacular, but definatly better than we were initially thinking.

***UPDATE FROM MY MOM****  (for those who don’t read the comments)

I talked to Steve a couple of times this evening. She will be going in every few hours for the weekend. Then they will take more tests on Mon to see how the antibiotic is doing.

She will be coming to our house tomorrow (Sat) because Steve will be going to a college basketball game. His former coach, Guiot, is the coach, and he doesn’t have very many games in Ks. Steve has been planning this trip for months. Joy INSISTED that he go. Thats how comfortable they are with what is going on. She didn’t want to be alone, and she’s comfortable being here, so I’ll take her to the hospital for her treatments several times tomorrow, and maybe Sun, depending on when Steve gets home.

So thats a bit more of an update for you. The IV is still a big concern. I’ve been there quite a few times when they have had terrible trouble hitting a vein, and it’s terribly hard to see her having that done so many times. Steve said tonight that the person who did the IV today did it so that the vein could be used several times, similar to how a drug addict uses the same vein numerous times. So things are looking a bit better now. At least we have a NAME to a couple of her problems. That in itself helps to some extent. Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers. That helps.

Jennifer’s mom

Posted 12/31/2004 at 11:15 pm
 
 
****UPDATE FROM MOM AGAIN****   (from the comments)
 
We just got back from another session of IV antibiotics. This one went quite good. The vein worked for another session. The nurse was very very happy about that. We/she has another round tonight about midnight. Keep praying for the vein to hold. She actually is keeping some liquid down. Thats good news too. Thanks, gals!
Posted 1/1/2005 at 5:37 PM
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There are currently 5 responses to “Joy in hospital”

  1. 1 On December 31st, 2004, home.aspx?user=feebeeglee said:
       

    Oh dear. We will pray for her.

     
  2. 2 On December 31st, 2004, home.aspx?user=feebeeglee said:
       

    I’m so glad she’s going to be ok!

     
  3. 3 On January 1st, 2005, home.aspx?user=Jfers_mom said:
       

    I talked to Steve a couple of times this evening. She will be going in every few hours for the weekend. Then they will take more tests on Mon to see how the antibiotic is doing.

    She will be coming to our house tomorrow (Sat) because Steve will be going to a college basketball game. His former coach, Guiot, is the coach, and he doesn’t have very many games in Ks. Steve has been planning this trip for months. Joy INSISTED that he go. Thats how comfortable they are with what is going on. She didn’t want to be alone, and she’s comfortable being here, so I’ll take her to the hospital for her treatments several times tomorrow, and maybe Sun, depending on when Steve gets home.

    So thats a bit more of an update for you. The IV is still a big concern. I’ve been there quite a few times when they have had terrible trouble hitting a vein, and it’s terribly hard to see her having that done so many times. Steve said tonight that the person who did the IV today did it so that the vein could be used several times, similar to how a drug addict uses the same vein numerous times. So things are looking a bit better now. At least we have a NAME to a couple of her problems. That in itself helps to some extent. Thanks to everyone for your continued prayers. That helps.

    Jennifer’s mom

     
  4. 4 On January 1st, 2005, home.aspx?user=Happymomwith4 said:
       

    Many prayers and I’m glad it didn’t become staph!!!

     
  5. 5 On January 1st, 2005, home.aspx?user=Jfers_mom said:
       

    We just got back from another session of IV antibiotics. This one went quite good. The vein worked for another session. The nurse was very very happy about that. We/she has another round tonight about midnight. Keep praying for the vein to hold. She actually is keeping some liquid down. Thats good news too. Thanks, gals!

     
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