Update on Johnny:

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 10 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 image84
    frogdroppingposted 10 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 image82
    lorlie6posted 10 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 image67
    Flightkeeperposted 10 years ago

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

  5. starme77 profile image73
    starme77posted 10 years ago

    We Love ya Habee Keep smiling  smile smile smile

  6. lrohner profile image74
    lrohnerposted 10 years ago

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

  7. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 10 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 image92
      habeeposted 10 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 image90
    MPG Narrativesposted 10 years ago

    Good to hear Habee, best wishes for Johnny. smile

  9. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 10 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 image79
    wyanjenposted 10 years ago

    Stay strong & keep fighting

  11. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 10 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 10 years ago

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

  13. bayoulady profile image68
    bayouladyposted 10 years ago

    thanks habee! We all love you!

  14. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    Continued wishes for his quick recovery, habee.

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

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

  16. Gypsy48 profile image75
    Gypsy48posted 10 years ago

    Glad to hear he is doing better, take care.

  17. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 10 years ago

    Good he is better, continuing to pray for him.

  18. ChristinaScibona profile image73
    ChristinaScibonaposted 10 years ago

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

  19. Purple Perl profile image56
    Purple Perlposted 10 years ago

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

  20. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 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 image79
    Mighty Momposted 10 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 image67
    CASE1WORKERposted 10 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 image97
    Dolores Monetposted 10 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 10 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 image68
    Money Glitchposted 10 years ago

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


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