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Old December 27th, 2009, 07:24 PM
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Todd, I'm still praying for both you and Fran. I'm glad to hear that her temp has come down some and especially glad to hear that you'll take care of yourself, too. I hope she'll begin to get her appetite back soon.

Beenie, that's a wonderful story . When we had cat's they were always sensitive to our feelings.
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Todd, I've been to Greeneville, Tn. several times and am from southeast
Ky. myself. So, that makes us what they call " good ol' boys"--you know what I'm talking about.
And when the going gets tough, the " good ol' boys " just dig in!
From one good ol' boy to another, dig in and hang in! It may take some doing but you'll over come ! Believe it!! You got many, many people praying and sending good thoughts to both of you--just hang tough!!
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Thanks so much for the update. Glad that at least a little progress has been made, for both of you. Praying that the meds soon kick in and kick butt!
Trusting this is the small bend in the road that will turn you both back on to the road to health.
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Todd, I've been away over Christmas and haven't had a chance to post, but please know that my prayers have been with you and Fran as well. Fran needs to know that you're taking care of yourself. That's probably one of the most important things you can do to help her recover. We're all thinking about you and Fran. You're both in my thoughts and prayers.
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Has anyone heard anything this morning?

Praying for you Todd. Please get well!!
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Old December 28th, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Todd, I hope you rested well last night, and that today brings continued improvements, for you and Fran, both. Maybe a room "next door" isn't such a bad thing! Continue to take care of yourself! My prayers continue.
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Todd, I'm hoping to hear news if improvement today for both Fran and yourself. Please be sure to take good care of yourself as that will be a help to Fran.

As Beenie's son said you will just be getting back in bed later so don't worry about making it up. You need your energy for getting better not for making up a bed.
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Good afternoon to all of you wonderful folks.

Not much as changed. She has had a little dip again (but at least her temp didn't spike again last night). She is suffering extreme nausea and a little while ago, said she asked for some medicine.

I feel as if I'm a deserter but there was no way I could go to the hospital today. I've spent the entire day either in bed or in my lounge chair. Thankfully, I still don't have a temp.

I gotta' go back to the rack. Thank you all for your concern and prayers and God Bless you all.

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I am sure I share the feeling on here of many, who wish I was closer by, and could actually help you.

Please know that we are praying hard for both of you.
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Just a quick update, folks.

Fran's temperature moderated today. The Doctor (Jose`) says yesterdays x-ray wasn't as good as the day before so he added another antibiotic as well as a type of machine treatment that is designed to better loosen the mucus in her lungs. If that doesn't work, she goes to surgery and has an endoscopy. We're praying it doesn't get that far.

Although awfully wobbly this morning I went and spent the day with her and just got home. As the day progressed so did I and am well on the way to recovery. Just took a couple of days before the antibiotic took effect but boy, were they long and miserable ones. Now just have to get my precious Fran well and we'll once again take on the world. Well...............maybe not that ambitious, but................

Prayers and Blessings continue for all of you.

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Thanks for the update Todd,
Lets hope the extra meds do the trick and no procedures....Take care of yourself too!
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WooHoo glad things are starting to look up!!!
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Great news Todd...

It does sort of sound like you two may have just gotten a flu, maybe even H1N1, but that is very serious for people with compromised breathing. I'm no doctor, just saying what it sounds like.

Please do take care of yourself still, it sounds like things are getting better.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 07:08 PM
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May God show His grace as you take this walk of faith. Glad to hear that things have improved.

I sincerely believe that angels and miracles do exist, having encountered both along the way.

Blessings for speedy recovery and may angelic peace fall over both your hearts during this time.

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Todd so glad to hear fromyou today and that you are doing better. Hopefully the extra meds will help Fran and she will well on her way to a full recovery soon.

Remember to take care of your self.
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Todd, I hope both of you have turned the corner to better health. All of us will continue to pray for you.

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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:26 PM
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I'm glad to hear her temp hasn't gone up again. How if her lungs would clear and she started feeling better. I'm glad to hear you are recovering as well.
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Take care of yourself too Todd, we're pulling for both of you!

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Thank you so much for the update! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better. I hope that the machine and the antibiotics start loosening that mucus right of and that Fran will soon be beginning to feel better too.
We will also pray that no surgery will be necessary.
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We are both still holding onto hope, but it is fading fast. They cannot control Fran's lung infections and as soon as they knock her temp down, it starts rising again.

I said she was having an endoscopy. I don't know why I wrote that because I know better. She is having a bronchoscopy tomorrow morning. The surgeon is going in with a scope to among other things, see if there's any definitive reason for the infection (although I don't believe they expect to find it). While there they will get mucus samples to culture and then irrigate with sterile saline to try to get her to bring up a lot of mucus. Hopefully then they will be able to decipher whether the infection is bacterial, fungal or whatever.

If those results do not prove something really quickly, he's sending her to a very good pulmonary specialist. It will probably be either in Kingsport which is about an hour from here or to Knoxville which is a couple of hours.

Please, don't worry about answering these updates. I don't mean to be a crepe hanger but I promised to keep you informed and that's what I'll do. I'm going to try not to post again until I can say something positive. I can't even contemplate the alternative.

Happy New Year to each of you, may your football team win and please, above all, be safe out there tomorrow night.

Of course prayers continue for those on the list as well as a prayer for Blessings on all.

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Todd, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'll continue praying for you and Fran and I know everyone else will, too.

May the New Year bring healing to you both,
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Todd, I'm so sorry to hear that Fran has not improved significantly. When we reply, it is simply because we have come to care for you and Fran, as if you are our family. Continued prayers.
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Todd, while the news is not good at least the doctors are doing all they can and are not afraid to send Fran someplace else if needed.
Both of you are in my prayers.


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Todd, we have to say something, because we all feel your agony. I know something of what you feel, because I went through this with Keith five-plus years ago. It's the worst feeling in the world, and the two of you are in such a tough spot! How can we not respond!

We will continue to pray and hope that the Good Lord says "yes" to our prayers.

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We are praying to the spirit of Dr Gregory House (TV medical diagnostician miracle maker) that the answer will come. Hopefully the specialists will know exactly what to do to knock this thing out.

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Todd:

I am thinking of both of you and hoping that everything resolves and both of you are soon sitting down to one of Fran's marvelous meals.

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I will be in church this evening bringing in the New Year so I will say an alter prayer for both of you

if you need me to, I will make some gumbo and drive it up to your next of the woods so you both can eat and gain strength..of course i am a yankee so the gumbo might taste :: funny::
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Todd,,,I've not been on here all week and just found this post,,,my heart is breaking for you and Fran. Please know that I am also praying for you and her to both have a speedy recovery.
Venice get that gumbo ready,,,
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Dear Todd -

We so do appreciate any kind of update, be it postive or not so positive. It helps us to direct our prayers. We are all here for you no matter what type of news you send us.

How are you feeling Todd? I hope that your strength is gaining every day.

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God hears all our prayers and many are being said for you two daily. Will continue to pray for you both and for the Drs. to find a cure. Just keep the faith as God has a plan and this is just what is on your path right now.

Please continue to keep us updated when you can. I'm sure it is hard for you to find the time but everyone here is worried about you guys.
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