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Lynn Smith
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I asked for everyone to pray for my daughter-in-law.The very next morning she responded to the nusre.Thank You Thank You Thank You to everyone.The nurse said her name and asked her is Kelly your name.She Nodded YES.Our son asked her questions.He asked her where he worked."She said you tell me".Then he asked her where her grandpa worked and she told him.She knew where grandpa worked Some laughs  but laughs of joy. She seems a little impatient but it's funny.I told my son ask your dad"since I had this bronchitis it seems I am more irritable than I used to be.It lasted to long and still some problems.She is going to question all this as time goes on and wonder what happened. Our son is talking therapy.She isn't ready to get up and walk. And also some memory loss.

They are sending a test off to France for a well known doctor there. Still a little unsure why all this happened.I feel her fevers of 104 and 106 didn't help.That is to high and very scary.

Again Thank You ALL for the prayers.Miracles happened.My son told me after the miracle he wasn't sure about the outcome.He just never said it.But we all were getting worried.  

My prayer is for ALL the Pink Sisters(and others fighting cancer) to go in remission.Treatment kicks in and works,FOREVERwith no recurrance.My annual mammo is soon and I'm worried.A year this time before it was every 6 months.

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SIROD
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Dear Lynne,

I hope your Kelley's doctors will figure out what caused this awful scarry episode in her life.

I worked with a woman who became sick with an unknown, she was moved from the local hospital to the biggest in our area and went into a coma.  She was flown to a major hospital out of state.  The doctors told her husband that she had something called PML which is always fatal.  It had been about a month at this point.  Her husband gave permission to withdraw her medication, food and etc.  He went home to pick up the will and etc while their daughter sat by her mother's bedside working on the obituary.  The mother wakes up and wonders where she is and what had happen.  Withdrawing the medication is what made things better.  She was slowly being poisoned by one onf her drugs.  She has rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.  Once the medication was stopped her body was able to cope.  It took a while to get back on her feet.  She is fine today.  

I am a agnostic and believe strongly that everything has an answer.  In due time, we often learn what caused the problem.  I never did 6 month mammograms, only yearly ones.  I wish you well and more than likely your mammo will be alright.  Hoping things will improve quickly for your daughter-in-law and that she will be back home with her family very soon.

Best,

 

Doris 

 

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smalldoggroomer
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What wonderful news. Praying for a full recovery.

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DebbyM
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Encouraging news!  Still praying for her.

Unhappy
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to my pray list .As well as the pink sister.

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Thanks for updating us and I pray she will recover fully soon!

 

Leeza

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Thanks for letting us know, Lynn.  Hoping for her to get home soon.  Linda

Lynn Smith
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Sirod. I know what you mean.They are doing so many tests my head spins. Today my son was down.It seems to be a bad day for her.They sent the test off to Spain and hope they hear something soon.They have taken her off every med.Still has pneumonia. Just a bad night after talking to my son.He is so tired. He'd just love to go in and talk to her.Last night I know he felt progression coming then today she didn't say anything.She ate some apple sauce but tomorrow they are going down her throat and also do a Xray to see if it went into her lungs.I still know the prayers are working and I thank everyone. It's just going to take awhile.I remember being sick a few times myself.Very sick and in the hospital.I just prayed.Just a simple sweet prayer and it worked.   

They are looking for a autoimmune problem.They don't know what else. Interesting about the lady who snapped out of it just when they decided she never would.  

Lynn Smith  

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Prayers do work and I am so happy that ours helped your daughter in law!  I will keep praying for her!

 

Sue :)

Lynn Smith
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Daughter in law was on life support for 5 weeks.She was taken off last week.Now this week she is in another hospital learning how to walk.Something about body mass weakens with being imobile for so long. She can't remember things so there will be therapy for that.She didn't remember her 3 chi's names and she loves those dogs.Can't remember where our son works.I think though now she will be on the way to a full recovery.What we hope for.  My son is beat down and so is her poor mom.Our grandson got so depressed he had to stay away from there after they brought her back to life a couple times. It took to much out of him.

Prayers worked.Doctors couldn't and have yet to figure it out.The doctors from Mayo and the doctor from Spain didn't know what was wrong after her tests were sent to them,I truly believe the high fevers of 106 caused it. 

Will let everyone know when she goes home FINALLY and her outcome with therapy. I think it will take another month. The hospital she's at now is much closer. Not a 1 1/2 hour drive.It's Only 20 minutes. 

It's rare for someone to get this bad.After seeing all the young children and others who've died from this virus our daughter in law is very very fortunate to be here today. When there's a chance to tell her she'll feel so blessed. I think it will change her in some ways. 

Lynn Smith

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Thanks for posting some good news on your daughter in law.  I will be praying for a full recovery for her.

 

Hugs, Noel

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Kylez
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I'm very sorry Lynn but glad to know that your daughter in laws condition is improving.  Praying that she will have a full recovery and be back with her family very, very soon.

 

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Wonderful news!

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How is your daughter in law doing now?  Better?

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How wonderful!  Thank you Lynn for updating us and how is she doing now?

 

Lynn Smith
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She's home but she went to her mother's not back to their home.She's not ready to take on life yet.She is so confused. It's  hard.My son is beat down.Her sugar was low the other day and back to the hospital.She kept throwing up.She's swelling from steroids(not sure why she's taking those).Maybe the pneumonia is lasting. Nothing  was found about her tests sent to Spain or Mayo Clinic.Mayo didn't know and doctors heard nothing from Spain. Guess she was  very sick.CRITICAL

I Can't wait till she's back home with my son and grandson.They need to have their life back.It's just going to be awhile.This is also hard for her mom and dad. With their age I feel it's going to take alot out of them.But you do what you have to do.

I still shed tears. Just been to long and unpredictible. 

Lynn Smith

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I'm so sorry Lynn.  This is so sad and I pray that soon she will be better and can go home to her husband and son.  I know this is taking a huge toll on all of you.  God bless you.

 

Kristin

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for her and all the family. I pray that she heals completely!

 

Hugs,

 

Sylvia

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Sending more prayers and hugs for your family Lynn.

 

Jan

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Still praying

Lynn Smith
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Still at her mom's. The last hospital(the 3rd one) she developed a bed sore. This hospital was closer to home and she was getting back on her feet.They had to operate  on the bed sore before her release. Now she  has a nurse  coming to her mom's house every other day.The bed sore was very deep in her leg.She still has some confusion but we're looking at her being at her mom's another month. All this happened because of pneumonia/kidney infection and high fevers.  

Hope it's all back to normal soon.My son is with her at her mom's and trying to keep their place up with cleaning and taking care of their 3  little dogs.Grandson does some to help but he has friends and work so he's on the go alot. It's going to work out but we have to be patient.It's going to take awhile.It's got to be her pace. 

Lynn Smith

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Thanks for updating us Lynn.  I am praying for you and your family. 

Hugs, Lex

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Our prayers are working and we all will continue with our prayers and support!

 

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You've got my prayers too for a full recovery for your daughter in law.  Any new update for us? 

Hugs!

Lynn Smith
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She's still at her mom's.Now they say it will be another 2 months for her bed sore to heal.It was deep in the leg.She'll be having a nurse come to her mom's to dress it till it heals.

She's lost her short memory.Not sure I mentioned that.She can't remember things that lasted just a few months or years ago but she remembers many years back.Even as a child.This is disappointing.I wonder about this??? I don't quite understand if it will get better or not? Not sure doctors know.Her brain is shrinking from other meds she took for years.Not sure if that's what happened with the memory or her illness was teh problem.The doctors think it's her meds.Not her sickness.Strange it all happened with her pneumonia and her kidney infection and being on life support for 5 weeks. Just to puzzling!!!!

When she gets home??? I don't think it will be within 2 months now with the bed sore and her memory. I don't think she could handle taking care of the house and she shouldn't be home alone.

I'm  disappointed.Her mom, dad, our son and grandson have to be discouraged. They see and work with it everyday. It's also frustrating for our daughter in law but they have to listen to her and not try to make changes.It would be to confusing for her.  

After my bout with bronchitis and months later her problems I am  cautious around people who are sick.What was going on this past year with the flu season is not anything doctors saw before. Those of us with Cancer should to be careful.

Lynn Smith  

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I am so sorry Lynn that your update on your daughter in law isn't better.  I feel so sorry for her, you and your entire family.  I cannot imagine what you are going thru.  I hope she can go home in 2 months and I will continue to pray for her.

Please do be cautious around everyone Lynn.  The flu is still out there and I don't want you getting sick again. 

Hugs and prayers,

Noel

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I was hoping your daughter-in-law would have improved a little.  Bed sores do go hand and hand with being in one position to long.   I am sorry she has those as they are a bugger to heal.  

No your daughter-in-law doesn't need the flu to add to the woes.  I am glad that you are on the mend.  Lots of people who had the flu shot earlier in the season did catch a different strain of this year's flu.  Hoping things will soon turn around for your family.

Wishing you the best,

Doris

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I'm very sorry Lynn.  We all have been praying that your daughter in law would have a great improvement.

I don't know a lot about bed sores, but, I do know that once you have them, they are hard to heal.  I hope hers heal soon.

Keeping your family in my prayers.

Praying,

Jan

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Thanks Lynn for keeping all of us up to date on your daughter in law.  I'm sending my prayers and cyber hugs.

Hugs, Lex

Lynn Smith
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Thank you for your concerns. She'll come out of it.Just not sure when.

The flu shots help but this strain  of whatever it was  the shot worked for some but not others. My daughter-in-law got the flu shot about a month before she got pneumonia.It didn't help her.My husband got the flu shot and a couple times he got the sniffles a few days and sneezed but that was it.  He didn't get the shot till after I got sick and he was fine.Many times we never catch it from one another. We make sure we cover our mouth and also wash and sanitize hands constantly.I'm allergic to the flu shot so I have to stay away sick people or go the other way in public places. A young mother told me yesterday her and her husband have been sick 9 times during this flu season(she was sick yesterday).I could tell tlaking to her on the phone.The family tries to stay away from one another but at times that didn't work.She has 3 little ones not in school yet.WOW just wait till they get in school.Then the flu does hit full force.

Just a warning to everyone.The flu is still out there.It's slowed but doctors are still seeing many sick patients.

Lynn Smith   

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We are all concerned Lynn and you know we are all praying for her.  Thanks for keeping the updates coming.

Yes, the flu is still out there.  I had a girlfriend that was sick for 3 weeks with it.  I felt so sorry for her.

Hugs, Jan

Lynn Smith
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You'll all know if its good or not what we hoped. As time goes and not much improvement its becoming a worry.But it can take months.I still feel some effects of my bronchitis from last Sept.In all my years this flu epidemic that hit so many was the worse. I kept hearing in Dec it was hitting but it started in Sept.I talk to many many people and either they or a family member had it and couldn't shake it.The problem with this bug that was so dangerous no meds helped it.I took pencillin 5 times or more just hoping it was the certain dose/time that it would kill it.Never did.Even took the Z pack and didn't touch it either.

I'm the next thing to being a hermit.LOL!!!!

Lynn Smith

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While you're being a hermit, come back and chat w/us!  I also had hoped to hear better news regarding your DIL.  I'm sorry for her prolonged sickness and pray for her return to better health.  Linda 

Lynn Smith
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I guess I've been a hermit since that bug,My husband does the grocery shopping while I sit in the car.He tells me everyone in the store is coughing.I know that.It was even hard to go to the doctor when you needed to.Everyone was coughing. Patients and Staff.I went  to functions with the family but if someone was sick they called me and told me not to come.My great nephew had a fever of 105 and I stayed away from that holiday party. 

My husband even tells people at work"If you're sick get away from me.I don't want the crud". He let's it be known. He said his co-workers walk up and cough and tell him "I think I have pneumonia????"

My husband and I were cautious before but worse now. If people are sick they need to stay home.So many people I talk to said they got the bug this year during holidays parties with family members.  it was hard to avoid.

The whole time my DIL was in the hospital you had to wear protectiive clothing from head to toe.Even cover your shoes.And if you had a purse you couldn't sit it on the floor in her private room. The 2 who visited her the most and had to were her husband and mom.They hardly left her side.Day or night.Just went home to sleep and the hospital she was in was quite a distance. 

Lynn Smith

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You should be cautious Lynn as you have been very sick yourself.  I've been even more careful this year with all of the talk of the bad flu.

Praying for you and your family always!

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Thanks Lynn for updating us as we are all concerned for your daughter in law and we're praying that she has a full recovery.

 

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