Status Update: Admitted

18 02 2012

Don had to take me back to the ER this evening as I spiked a high fever. That’s a huge warning sign for chemo patients.

Praise God that of the list of possibilities the docs went over with us before the tests, we were elated to find out that it is a combination of a urinary tract infection, low hemoglobin (red blood counts) and severe constipation. All easily treatable!

They admitted me and I’m getting two units of blood right now, am receiving iv antibiotics for the infection and as for the “other” issue, well, that’s being resolved too…I know, here come the poop jokes. Sigh. I should be released Saturday or Sunday.




19 responses

18 02 2012
Kris and Bill

Prayers coming your way that you will get better and be home soon!

18 02 2012
18 02 2012

Amy, you’re awesome. And that’s no joke!

18 02 2012
Elizabeth DeWaard



18 02 2012
amy youngblood

I don’t have any poop jokes I can share publicly but happy to know all will be fixed shortly and you will be home soon. Think of how strong this ordeal is making your body!

18 02 2012
Val Ringer

Thinking of you and your family, I hope you feel better soon.

18 02 2012
Mary Dougherty

Praise the Lord that everything is treatable. Stay positive and always know that you and Don and Theo are in our prayers.

18 02 2012
sharon l-s

Soft hugs and prayers winging their way to you, Don & Theo.
Cute one Mark see you in Cincinnati in April.

18 02 2012

Thank God, Amy!!!

18 02 2012
Sharon Frisch

Praying you get better and are able to go home quickly.

18 02 2012
Joyce Hawkins

You don’t know me, but I’ve been reading your well-written blog for a while now and I am constantly amazed at your fighting spirit.

I only wish you the best.

18 02 2012
Carol Clemens

Hey Miss Amy! Thanks for the update. As soon as you get all er….cleaned out and pumped up, I look forward to seeing you back at it again in your usual inimitable style! Always praying, sending love.

18 02 2012
Sara Nickerson

Lots of hugs and prayers to you and your family! You folks have been through so much this past year, and we’re praying that the roller-coaster ride will soon be over. Keep up the good spirits! Hope to see you in March at Gilda’s!

18 02 2012
Paul Vachon

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Amy.

18 02 2012
Cathy Carey

So happy to hear that the problems are easily addressed. Take Care and best wishes

18 02 2012
Helene Rabinowitz

Oh my, what a relief, in so many ways. (Forgive me, I couldn’t resist. It just popped right out, oh….there I go again. Seriously, big hugs to you and Don and Theo.

19 02 2012

Hey I hope and pray you are feeling better ((hugs)) I think about you often….you are in my prayers ((HUGS))

19 02 2012
Ken and Gay

Dear One, Hope you’ll be back home quickly and feeling much better!! Keep up your fluids as that is always to key for me with 2 of your issues anyway!! Don’t know if cranberry juice is allowed with your diet but that helps as you probably know with the urinary tract. Of course one must read labels as even the 100% juice label does not mean the majority of the juice used is cranberry! Can’t remember if Ocean Spray is the best or if it’s another variety. Our thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day!! Love, G. and K. .XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX0000000000000000000000000000000

22 02 2012
lucy (i'm not saying who's friend i am 'cuz i don't want to embarrass her)

don’t know any poop jokes but i have a cute “gas” joke. it’s kinda old but i put here for those who may not have heard it. there was a man who had a serious problem with frequently passing gas in public, and it was quite embarassing. –so–he took to carrying a small atomizzer of air freshener in his pocket for emergencies. one day he was in an elevator and had to release a his bloated belly. since no one was there, he let loose, then quickly sprayed with his air freasherer.–BUT–just a few floors later the elevator stopped, the doors opened and someone got on the elevator. they were standing quietly for a while and then this person sorta started sniffing and making a twisted grimace. the man who had used his air freshener just kept quiet. then the new man turned and said “mercy, that is awful, don’t you smell it?” to which the man innocentyly replied “smell what?” and the other replied “phew, it smells like someone sh** in a lilac bush “!

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