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Old October 1st, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Good morning everyone. There's joy in our household today.

They finally isolated the cause of Fran's illness night before last. The attending physician, a young lady who is just adorable and an extremely good physician, came bounding into Fran's room dressed in jeans and a T-Shirt and with a big grin on her face said, "You're Sick!" She had just received a call at home that one of the cultures had finally revealed something major and it was that indeed the offender causing all of her troubles was an infection that is caused by....antibiotics. So what do they fight it with then? You guessed it, antibiotics. The doctor finally released her from the hospital late yesterday afternoon as there was no longer a reason to keep her and while far from well, she should recover well at home. While albeit the infection can very well prove fatal, especially in those with supressed immune systems, it was identified before it had progressed to that point.

We hope her recovery includes her persistent cough and periodic episodes of being unable to catch her breath. They didn't think those issues were related to her current illness so more tests are undoubtedly in her future.

Nevertheless, she is resting comfortably at home. I told her she had to recover quickly as her head nurse-chef-bottlewasher-maid-housekeeper-gardner-trash collector-secretary-letter carrier-shopper-transportation coordinator and worrier needs a break.

Mere words cannot convey our love and appreciation to my beloved and stalwart CruiseMates whose prayers and support have gotten the both of us over this most recent major hurdle.

Thank You and May God Bless You All!

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Todd,
That is indeed some good news. Nice to hear Fran is at home resting, its actually easier to rest at home than in the hospital...Hoping Fran feels better as the new anticotics do their thing.
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I'm so happy to hear Fran is home. Now that they know what it is and how to treat it she should be up and around soon! Todd... your a man of many titles.
Our prayer are with both of you for a quick recovery.
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This is the absolutely best news ,so happy for you both
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I'm glad to hear they found the cause of her most serious problem. Being at home is the best therapy.

My best wishes that she continues to improve!!!

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That is, indeed, good news, Todd! God is good today, and we owe Him our thanks.

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Great news Todd ! We are praying for a long run of improved health.

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FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! So glad to hear they finally figured out the problem so now she can begin the road to recovery. We have all been praying and will continue, for a quick turn around. Todd, you take care of yourself too, the last thing Fran needs is for you to get sick.

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That's some wonderful news Todd, and a huge relief off both of your minds. As for the antibiotics causing the problem, tell me about it, I had to stop taking the anti-sickness medication because it was making me violently sick. Hmmmmm !!!

Hope you both have a wonderful, relaxing, and well deserved peaceful weekend.

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What wonderful news to wake up to. God has surely heard our prayers.
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That is fanstastic news. I am delighted for you both.

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Now that's the kind of news that makes a person smile from ear to ear!!!!! I'm so happy for you both. Now for Mr. Jack of all Trades to just be able to get some rest! We'll continue to pray for Fran's healing and well being too.

Beenie your little video was just perfect. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!

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I guess I left too early this morning to see your post Todd, but it sure was nice news to come home to!
Beenie's YouTube post was so appropriate - Hallelujah!
Now, heed our advice and get some rest along with Fran so you can both recover from this latest adventure....

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Great news. And being home with the correct medication will go far in helping Fran get better.
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Todd, the great news about Fran made my day! With medicine there is always a new drug or cure coming out all the time. Thank G-d we live in modern times! Yes, cruismates is a devoted community where we all care about each other.
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Todd.................fantastic news!!!! Glad Fran is home recovering.....sleeping in your own bed seems to heal you much faster.........now you can grab a few winks while she is......take care of yourself.........

Dontcha just love when the medicine that is suppose to make you better makes you sick!?!?!?!?!?!

You're both in our thoughts.............




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Henry, amen to "the power of prayer". Today I found out that a lifelong friend's daughter has multiple sclerosis; which my mother passed away from back in 1969. Thank G-d for modern medicine's like interferon. Had my mother had the benefit of modern medicine she would have lived to see me get married.
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That's such great news. God is hearing our prayers.

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The power of prayer among our Cruisemate family, is just amazing. To know that people you have never met, but feel you know so well, is powerful

Todd and Fran, the force is with you.....I am so please to hear your good news..oxox
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great news..I know you will take good care of her..advise the good Doctor that she can come volunteer in New Orleans during Jazz Fest and I'll take her to a great place that serves Gumbo and great New Orleans Jazz

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Dear Todd, I'm so glad to hear this news! Please give our best to Fran . You, Fran and her doctor's are all in my prayers,
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Great news, Todd!!! I will continue to keep you and Fran in my prayers!!!!
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It sure is great to hear the good news. I too believe in the power of prayer.

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That's good news I'm glad they found it and I hope they can kick it out quickly. I'm sure Fran is relieved to be out of the hospital and back home.
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Most promising news, get her back cookin' & cleanin'!!
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While I hope and pray that Fran is home and resting comfortably, as nothing would make her or Todd any happier... but this thread is an oldie from October 1st. Fran has been readmitted to the hospital since then and the last email I got from Todd was on Tuesday and it basically stated that he had just posted an update here and they were running more tests to find out if they could locate the infection.

I know we all want to offer support and prayers to them both and that is the most important thing we can do right now. I think I will drop him a line to find out how they are both holding up.
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I don't know if any of you have looked at the date that Todd made this post but it was on Oct 1.

He had not posted since a couple of days ago On Oct 12th.

But I do hope that things are looking up for Fran.
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