John is in the hospital once again. Currently they are at the local hospital instead of Hershey. He is not stable enough to move right now. John's fever has jumped from 102.6 to 103 and is vacilating between 103 and 104. He has some sort of infection and is neutropenic, which means his body can't fight back. He is in a special room at the hospital. It has two doors - in the outer area, Krissy must wash up and gown up so she won't pass any germs to him. Staff, doctors, etc., must also go through the same processes.
GOOD NEWS!! As I have been writing this, John's fever has dropped! Krissy called to let me know. This does not mean that John is out of the woods. Right now, they are giving a general antibiotic. The type of infection has to be identified (1-3 days) and the proper antibiotic given.
Please keep John and Krissy in your prayers until thiscrisis is over. If you don't pray . . . will you make an exception and do this for our friends. Your prayers mean the world to them.
Blessings and thank you.
Thanks to Sugar for this lovely graphic
This is the day!! Time to give Thanks to the Lord for all we have today and all we have had ~ who knows what joy we'll have after today.
I am thankful for my mom who raised 4 girls by herself. Mom taught me how to live confidently, respectfully and Christian.
I am thankful for my sisters ~ Sylvia, Charlotte and Sharon ~ I learned a lot about life from them.
I have some friends (2 or 3) that have lasted the test of time ~ I am grateful for them. Also in the last 3 + years, I have made friends here in J-Land. There are some I share with more deeply than others ~ they know who they are :) Funny how we can be so close when some are way way east of me. But I love them and am thankful for them.
We have some pets that we love so much that it can't be explained except by other pet owners. My little black Pommie (I named her Precious ~ Rob calls her Pee-Wee) is with me everywhere. I feel better when she is next to me.
I am grateful that I am alive in this day and age. I've seen so many changes since my childhood. I can't name them all but here are 2: We were the first in our neighborhood to have a television set. I thought that the people lived in there and that when we opened the doors and turned the set on they would come back in the same place they were when the set was turned off :) #2 ~ Sputnick Such advances in the span of 59 years. I'm so grateful to see it all.
And at the end of day when all is said and done.
My thanks go to God who sent His only Son
to save us and set us free.
I love and pray for you all and ask His blessings upon you. Even on those days that I am not online.
I've not been here in a while . . . for multiple boring reasons I need not share. I've missed a lot in the last 5 to 6 weeks. I missed Columbus Day. No big deal, but it is always fun for me to look up some obscure information to share along with, of course, the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
Then I missed Veteran's Day, for heaven's sake! I'm married to a Veteran. It is these times I like to write up what a wonderful job our Veterans have done and ask others to support and thank each and every one of them for their sacrifice.
I don't do Halloween, so I didn't miss that. However I do love autumn (even though we don't see it much here in SoCal) and snagged quite a few neat graphics.
Isn't this one heartwarming? Reminds me of way back then when someone else's family was getting all the fun and a bonfire to boot! My son lives where there is winter, spring, summer and fall. I'm a bit jealous of him, really. He gets to see all the changes throughout the year.I have a lot to be thankful for this year, and I'd like to share some of that with you here. It's been a very stress-filled year fraught with illnesses and both big and small problems. That's the way it is. So here is my personal gratitude list :
We have a God who loves so much, that He promises He will never leave us nor forsake us.
1. I have finally begun to lose weight - 45 lbs so far
2. I have seen how deep the love of family is . . . even when things are extreme . . . also the love of a friend is sweet when I need to talk and so precious when that friend is a trusted Internet buddy (you know who you are) that you have never met.
3. The basic stuff is so important - there are a lot of people who have not even the least of these. We have a roof over our heads, too much food in the 'fridge, hot water to wash our bodies and the dishes and we have a goodly amount clothing. We are comfortable here. I can't tell you how grateful I am for all of this. There have been time when some of this has been absent.
4. I am grateful for my wonderful husband. The Lord sent him to me had been widowed for over 3 years. He takes care of me when I am ill or hurting, and cleans up when I am unable.
I'll tell you more things I am thankful for in the next entry. In the meantime, it would be so cool if you woul d write your list and let me know either in the comments, in your journal, or in an e-mail..
I love you all and wish you all the Lord's blessings,