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Terrible week, wife in hospital.

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  1. voorhees

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    I have held off posting anything related to my personal life on forums and even with my current life events I was hesitant. I am just that way it seems.
    However, I need the reassurance of the brothers I've come to know here.
    It all started last week on January 1st, my wife felt sore throughout her chest, went to doctor and found out she has Pleurisy(bacterial lung infection), doctor had her on antibiotics, but she got worse and complained stomach pain. Could not take medicine or eat, barely drink. Then we find out she has Pancreatitus and that is making her sicker. So we took her to the ER on Sunday and she has been in ICU there ever since. With no idea how long before she comes home. She is getting better, but is very weak sill. She is also diabetic and her blood sugar spiked.
    Please send out some positive vibes, prayers, etc. for her at this time, we need it.
    Thanks, Jason

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    Jason, I'm sorry to hear this news, know that we in the Russell house have you both in our thoughts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    Prayers for your wife and family, Jason.

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    Sorry to hear this - thoughts and prayers for you and your family!

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    Hope all is well mate. I'm sure she will make a full recovery and be home soon,

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    Jason, I'm sending good vibes your way. Nothing worse than that helpless feeling when a loved one is sick and there isn't anything you can do to help them. Hang in there.

    -Jason

    *Edit* just realized why your handle is voorhees. Cute. I always get sh!t on any Friday the 13th that rolls around, too.

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    Positive thoughts my brother!

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    You and your wife are in my thoughts Jason

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    My thoughts are with you both. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

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    Very sorry to hear it Jason. Prayers sent and good luck.

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    Hang in there Jason. You being there for her is as important as any medicine.

    Positive thoughts and wishes,

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    Jason my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know your pain all too well sir. My wife has been in the hospital for 2 years now and it is the hardest and most frustrating experience you will ever encounter. Treat the nurses well and you will be taken care of. You've likely been given this advice 1000 times already but you do need to try to take care of yourself. Try to eat properly, get as much sleep as you can. You need your strength to be there for your wife. You can do this, and it sounds like she is getting better and will recover. If you want to vent to someone who knows all too well what you're dealing with shoot me a PM and I'd be happy to try to help.

    Brian

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    Prayers being sent for you and your wife. Talk with her doctor in advance of hospital release so that some home health care assistance can be sent out. Insurance should cover nurses for medical treatment as well as aides to help with personal care and cooking etc. By doing this in advance you and your wife will not be additionally stressed out when she first gets home.

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    Blessings and wishes for a speedy recovery for her, Jason.

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    Jason and Brian, my thoughts and prayers are with you both. A few years ago my wife and I went through a scare, in which she was hospitalized with what turned out to be a rare, serious (as in potentially fatal), and difficult to diagnose disease. I am happy to report that once she was properly diagnosed and a correct course of treatment initiated, she made a rapid and complete recovery, and other than the whole experience being traumatic and truly scary for both of us, everything turned out great. I am thankful we have good health insurance, as the hospital tab at the end was frighteningly large. I truly hope that your wives recover soon, as I know a little about what you must be going through.

    Anthony

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    @voorhees Very sorry to hear this. You'll be in my families prayers.

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    Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family for a speedy recovery.

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    Jason:

    You were on top of things getting her to the hospital for care. These are (were) serious ailments and need medical professionals at every step of the way.

    You are both in my prayers ands well wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Terry

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    Jason

    You will both be in my prayers!! I had pleurisy about a year ago also. Took a solid month to get back to normal but I am hoping your wife has the same results!

    Rick

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    Jason, you are both in my prayers. May God grant your wife a speedy recovery. The good news is that you report that she is getting better, albeit slowly. But better is better, and may it continue.

    Eric
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    Jason, I am new here but I will most certainly send prayers for you and your wife. I hope that good blessings and a quick recovery find you both.

    Bob

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    Treat the nurses well and you will be taken care of.

    This times 100. Don't be afraid to bounce a Doctor out on his ass either. Like anything else, there's good ones and bad ones.

    Thinking of you and yours my friend.

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    Jason you and your wife will be in my thoughts and prayers sir.

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    Good vibes and profound best wishes to you, your wife and your family, Jason.

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    Here's wishing your wife a complete recovery. Having had both ailments, thankfully at widely different times, I can appreciate what she's going through. Hang in there! You and yours will be in my prayers.

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    I hope she gets better and joins you back home soon!

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    You and your wife will be in my prayers, best wishes.

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    In our prayers for sure buddy, both for a speedy recovery for your wife and for strength for you my friend. Godspeed to both of you!

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    Prayers and best wishes to you guys, Brian and Jason.

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    Prayers and best wishes. Hang in there!

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    Gentleman I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I visited earlier, she is getting some spunk back and some strength. She probably won't be released until Monday and will be home bound for a week or so after. Brian thanks for the support even in your time of need as well. I hope your wife will recover as well.

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    Glad she's improving. It truly sucks though so praying for you both.

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    Prayers for a speedy recuperation.

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    Best wishes for her speedy recovery.

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    Prayers for you and your wife, Voorhees. I hope she bounces back to full recovery soon.


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    My wife has spent some time in the ER in recent times. I know how difficult it can be. I wish you and your family the best and hope she recovers completely and quickly.

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    I hope everything turns out ok for you both

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    Thoughts and prayers are being sent Jason, I hope all is well.

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    Thoughts,Prayers, and Good Vibes out to you!- John

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    Keeping you, your wife and your family in my thoughts and prayers. How have you managed to keep up your sense of humor through this? You posted some good stuff recently. A little laughter is need when times get tough. It's so difficult seeing a loved one in the hospital, they don't belong there. But she'll be back home soon, we're all pulling you you two.

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    Sending positive vibes, prayers and thoughts any way I can. I wish the best for you and your family.

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    Praying.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    Prayers & thoughts with you all. Hope she is well & home soon!!

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    JV,

    Sending positive thoughts and vibes your way sir. I can't imagine what you (and Brian) are going through but keep your head up and a smile on your face when you see her. She needs all the good love right now and seeing you somewhat happy will help.

    I hope for a timely recovery.

    Dan

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    Hang in there, brother. Looks like you got it in time. Will smoke a bowl tonight in your wife's honor.

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    You and your wife have my deepest sympathies. Here's to a speedy recovery and a clean bill of health.

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    I am embarrassed to say I just saw this post. Your wife is in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

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    Jason, glad to hear your wife is feeling a little better, I am sure this has been a very difficult time for you both. My best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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    Hope she recovers quickly! Hospitals suck-- for all involved!

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    I will keep her in my prayers Jason. I hope she makes a speedy recovery.

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    Jason that is fantastic news that she will be going home on Monday. So very happy for you both. Take care of her. The offer still stands if you feel the need to vent.

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    May God grant your wife a speedy recovery.

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    Thanks for the update on your wife's condition Jason - very happy to hear it.

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    I'm so glad to hear your wife is making good progress. Take good care of yourself! Sometimes
    the caretaker forgets to take care of himself.

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    You guys are the best. She got anemic overnight and will be getting blood this morning. That should help her feel a lot better. I have a lot of family support and help, so I am not alone at all. Just so ready to take my bride home. Not the same without her.

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    Hopefully she'll get to come home soon Jason. I'm sure she's looking forward to that as well. It sucks being stuck in a hospital bed, God only knows I've spent my fair share of time in one! My thoughts and prayers continue to be sent your way.

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife. Take care and keep us up to date.
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    My wife and I had a long struggle with her hip replacement revision -- take out the old artificial hip, treat for weeks with antibiotic,
    and put in a new hip replacement. It was a long time with serious pain issues, her living on the one lower level of the house
    with a bird feeder garden she could watch and lots of reading material for her. She was in rehab for weeks, many lunches over
    there, and nights helping her wash up, and bringing in our own butter and goodies to share with others. Now, she is not only
    home, but is up and around and all over town. May it long be so, and for your wife too! I tell her her troubles drove me to
    Cavendish (well, pipe tobacco in general, but Cavendish has a good sound). Take care, and take care of yourself.

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    Jason, our family's thoughts and prayers are headed your way. Keep us posted.
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    Very sorry to hear it, but good to know she’s improving. By the grace of God may she be home and well soon.

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    Father of goodness and love, hear our prayer for the sick members of our form and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.

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    I truly hope all turns out well for you both. My thoughts will be with you two.

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    This is the final update. My wife has been moved to a regular room and might get to come home today. She will be out of work the rest of the week for additional recuperation. Thanks again to you here who said prayers and expressed concerns not only on the forums, but actually calling with concern.
    You guys are the best.

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    Glad for you and the Family Jason.

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    Good news! Glad to hear it!

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    Very good news, indeed!

    Bob

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    Glad to hear that Jason. There's no place like home.

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    Good news. My thoughts are with the whole family as she recovers.

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    Glad to hear things are getting better. Best of luck to you both during the recovery phase...



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    Positive thoughts and prayers sent for a complete recovery.

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