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Update on Johnny:

  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Johnny has early ileum. Apparently, because of his bronchitis and COPD, his intestines did not get enough oxygen and they partially shut down. The bronchitis also triggered the atrial flutter. He's doing better and is now on a liquid diet, so at least he won't starve. He's not in as much pain, either, and might get to leave ICU this weekend. Then he'll have to go to the coumadin clinic periodically for his heart condition and stay on meds for 30 days. If his heart is not back in normal rhythm at that point, they'll use the paddles on him.

    I want all of you to know that your messages have been very uplifting for me!

  2. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Thankyou for the update Habee. I'm sure you must be feeling pretty wrung out. I remain hopeful for your husband and you. All being well, you'll be home together in the very near future. My best wishes for his speedy recovery ... and that your nerves don't fray too badly

  3. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I'm so glad to hear this, habee.  What an ordeal for the both of you.  I'd like to echo frogdropping's words, and let you know I am also grateful for this update.
    People we know on HP are important!

  4. Flightkeeper profile image72
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    That's good to hear Habee.  I'm praying for his smooth and speedy recovery.

  5. starme77 profile image75
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    We Love ya Habee Keep smiling  smile smile smile

  6. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Glad that the news is good, Habee. Best wishes! smile

  7. rmcrayne profile image99
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    (Ileus?  Or Ileitis?)

    I'm glad the medical team connected the dots, and showed how this cascade of issues are related.  That had to have boosted your confidence in the team a bit. 

    I hope the pain continues to subside, and Johnny graduates from ICU.  Then hopefully everything else will continue to sort out.

    1. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's called "early ileus." I've been reading about it online.

      Again, warm thanks to everyone!

  8. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    Good to hear Habee, best wishes for Johnny. smile

  9. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for the update, Habee.....glad to hear Johnny is improving.  I'll continue to send positive thoughts your way.

  10. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    Stay strong & keep fighting

  11. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    Good news this time!  Thanks for letting us all know, habee.  As you have perhaps deduced, you are in a lot of thoughts here, and your updates are important to us.

  12. profile image0
    china manposted 7 years ago

    Glad he is on the up.  Looking forward to the news when you get him home again.

  13. bayoulady profile image68
    bayouladyposted 7 years ago

    thanks habee! We all love you!

  14. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Continued wishes for his quick recovery, habee.

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    That explains it. Glad your husband is better now habee! You take care also.

  16. Gypsy48 profile image73
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    Glad to hear he is doing better, take care.

  17. sofs profile image82
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Good he is better, continuing to pray for him.

  18. ChristinaScibona profile image77
    ChristinaScibonaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update...I hope he gets better and better everyday!

  19. Purple Perl profile image59
    Purple Perlposted 7 years ago

    Good to know your husband is better.Praying for you both!

  20. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Sounds like things are coming together for recovery. Its a relief to have a handle on it and I hope our thoughts and prayers add to that. Wish Johnny the best from all of us. Things are looking up.

  21. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Oh Habee,
    What a relief to at least know what caused it! I know he still has a ways to go, but at least you know where the road leads now.

    Thanks for keeping us all posted.
    Please take care of YOU! I know you must be (dog) tired, so how about getting yourself a nice, relaxing massage?

    xoxo, MM


  22. CASE1WORKER profile image71
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    great news to hear they have found the cause and can medicate.. i guess you need to sit down and relax as well!
    take care both of you- when he rests you rest!

  23. Dolores Monet profile image99
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    Holle - it must be a great relief to all of you to be out of ICU, a very scary place. I hope that Johnny is on the mend and that you can both take time to sit back and enjoy life with full appreciation. Sometimes it takes a real scare to remind you how beautiful your life really is. God Bless you and your family.

  24. Hmrjmr1 profile image79
    Hmrjmr1posted 7 years ago

    Holle - I join the chorus here on the relief that you know whats wrong and that Johnny is in recovery phase. My prayers are with you both. GB

  25. Money Glitch profile image78
    Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the update, still sending positive thoughts and healthy wishes your way. Take care! smile