Dave had a CAT scan because his left side is swelling up 2-3 times in size sometimes, and they're trying to figure out why. The swelling affcts his breathing, too. Dave's hoping they can figure out what's wrong and fix it.
As an aside, my home internet connection is working again; I'm very glad to be back online and chatting again!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I had my surgery and it went well - if feeling like one has had a roto-rooter put through your kidney is going well *grin*, but I am in a lot of pain. I can't take any pain meds except tylenol and am taking valium for muscle spasms, but it's not quite enough. Please pray for endurance or relief from the pain. I appreciate the prayers, my friends. deni
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Deni (quietsoul51) did have to have surgery after all for her kidney stone; she was scheduled to have surgery yesterday at 2 pm. It sounded like the surgery itself shouldn't be bad, but her allergies could cause problems.
I haven't heard how she's doing, mostly because I've been offline since Sunday evening -- except I've come over to a local free hot spot for a couple hours to try to catch up a little. Verizon is scheduled to come fix things tomorrow; hoping to be back online tomorrow night.
Please keep praying for Deni.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Hi all, I am having my first experience with a kidney stone and MIGHT need surgery (laser - or grab it and run, depending on it's size) and I would much rather take the option that the little lovely would pass through all by itself. I would ask that you pray that it passes and that I could find some relief from the pain and symptoms. If it doesn't work it's way out and I need the surgery, please pray that God handles all the details, and that things are successful. I really don't like going into the hospital with all my allergies, etc - so also that I would keep looking at God during the whole thing, if it is His will that I need the surgery.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I just added a blog roll to our page here; it's at the bottom right of this page. I've included some blogs I read on it as well as my own blog. I've also included a couple that are health news feeds -- one from WebMD and the other from the MayoClinic.
If you have any favorites/feedback, let me know. If you have a blog you'd like me to include, let me know.
I got email from Debbie (debbiecan in chat room) about the propane recent explosion in Toronto:
We need prayer concerning the explosion in Toronto yesterday. It has hit home for us, in that the plant where Ken (hubby) works has been shut down due to broken glass and doors, lots of debris, and unsafe breathing air.
Also for others who have lost homes and business, guess loss of a paycheck for us, is nothing to lose of home and business.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This is an email from ter2bug:
well, most of u know Joe's UTI came back & he's back in the hosp. i found out last night he's in full blown renal failure. now, if they put him on dialysis, he'll lose his hospice care (which pays 4 his drugs, briefs & healthcare). now, i'll go talk to the business manager 2 c how they handle that (since we r only allowed 2 keep $60 per month arrangements will have 2b made). my biggest concern is i've seen how hard dialysis is on ppl. at this point is it going 2b prolonging the suffering? or should i just let him go? my prayer is that he'll b cognitive enuf to talk 2 me about this. his fever was so high last night that he was hallucinating. ya'll, i really need prayers not only 4 joe, but if i need to make a decision, wat to do! he's only 68, i should have at least 10 good years w/ him! thx so much 4 ur prayers!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Please keep praying for Dave. He is still on the strong chemo and has had to have his anti-seizure meds increased a couple times now. He is now on both cpap and oxygen and finding it harder and painful to breath. I think the doctors are doing their best, but I think Dave's lupus and the fact that he's lived so much longer with it than almost any other patient makes it hard for them to know what to do. Pray for them and for Dave as he interacts with them and as he deals with so many symptoms.