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90782, June Update Thread
Posted by Fetu, Sat May-05-12 12:36 PM
As those in chat last night know, June (junedrexler) was admitted into the hospital last night in serious but stable condition.

After a week of shortness of breath, she finally went to the doctor yesterday. Blood tests showed that she's severely anemic, her blood pressure was in the stroke zone, and that her kidneys have pretty much shut down.

After a night of meds and tests, they now have her blood pressure under control, but the cause of the other problems are still unknown. She's already had tons of tests done with more scheduled for today and Monday.

I'm starting this thread so the most people can be informed (as I have information) and I can easily print out the best wishes and take them in for her.

I have to go to work soon, so I won't have news again until tomorrow.

All prayers and good wishes are muchly appreciated.
90783, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by captain_hobbes, Sat May-05-12 12:39 PM
Good to know. Thoughts and prayers for both of you.

Val
90784, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by eblgorton, Sat May-05-12 12:49 PM
**hugs and snugs** to both of you and the puppys. Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Get well soon, June! We have worlds to write about!

90785, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by zette, Sat May-05-12 01:08 PM
Good that you got her in! I hope she's doing better soon!
90786, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by Erin_M_H, Sat May-05-12 01:09 PM
Lots of hugs and prayers. I hope they figure out the cause of the problems soon!

-- Erin
90787, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by Brenria, Sat May-05-12 01:19 PM
Oh, no! I hope she's doing better soon. My thoughts are with her.
90788, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by maripat, Sat May-05-12 01:45 PM
I haven't 'seen' June in a while but I do remember her as a good person and always helpful. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Thank you for you keeping us up to date.

Maripat
90789, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by RavenCorbie, Sat May-05-12 02:14 PM
I remember June, too. Please accept my warm wishes. I will keep you both in my thoughts.
90790, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by Suelder, Sat May-05-12 03:35 PM
Thanks Andi - this is a good idea.

June -

Feel better soon and come chat with us. Just think - you could be at the Avengers movie instead of where you are. ;)

Suelder
Sue
90791, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by bonniers, Sat May-05-12 06:40 PM
Oh no! I hope she's back on her feet and good as new soon! You're both in my thoughts and prayers.
90792, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by jadedragon, Sat May-05-12 08:02 PM
Get your butt better so you can get back to writing! Hope you feel better soon and that all tests are not of a serious nature June.
Sincerely,
Jade
90793, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by Ashe, Sat May-05-12 08:03 PM
June's in my thoughts.
90794, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by Nonny, Sun May-06-12 02:46 AM
Oh gods :(

*good thoughts and prayers for you and June*

<3
90795, Update - May 6th
Posted by Fetu, Sun May-06-12 09:29 AM
Just talked to June and got the latest.

The damage to her kidneys appears to be chronic, not acute, which means they're not likely going to get better and certainly not going to "bounce back" to close to normal.

She'll be starting dialysis this week and going on the donor wait list.

They're still trying to figure out WHY this all happened fairly suddenly and making certain that it isn't yet another symptom to something else.

Her spirits are still remarkably high (knowledge does this to her) and she actually enthusiastic about getting things going.

Still no idea when she'll be coming home, but things are looking strangely brighter now.
90796, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by Erin_M_H, Sun May-06-12 09:48 AM
I'm glad to hear there's a plan of action. Hope they figure out the WHY soon. Still keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

-- Erin
90797, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by magic seeker, Sun May-06-12 10:39 AM
Hugs to both of you! I hope they figure out the Why soon!

Please send my best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery to her.
90798, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by Ashe, Sun May-06-12 11:37 AM
It's good to hear her spirits are high.

I hope something comes through for her soon.

Give her my wellwishes and tell her I'm keeping her in my thoughts.
90799, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by zette, Sun May-06-12 11:41 AM
Good to know. I hope they figure everything out soon!
90800, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by Wandering Author, Sun May-06-12 12:23 PM
Sending my best wishes and my prayers to both of you. I hope she'll find a donor without too much trouble.

At least her spirits are high. Still, anything like this is rough.
90801, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by ellelassiter, Sun May-06-12 12:33 PM
Sending many good thoughts June's way. Get well soon!
90802, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by bonniers, Sun May-06-12 12:34 PM
I hope the treatment goes well. Keeping you both in my prayers.
90803, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by Dreamerscove, Sun May-06-12 12:39 PM
HUGS to both of you! I hope you can find answers to what is happening so it can be taken care of. Not knowing is so hard.
90804, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by eblgorton, Sun May-06-12 01:15 PM
Give her hugs and snugs from me and mine.
90805, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by KatsInCommand, Sun May-06-12 01:24 PM
Attitidue is everything, I'm finding. My best to her.
90806, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by MarFisk, Sun May-06-12 02:29 PM
Having a plan is something to be cheerful about and much better than the vague nothing understood. She'll be in my thoughts and hope they'll get a clearer picture soon.
90808, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by Suelder, Sun May-06-12 07:26 PM
thanks for letting us know. Give her our (and certainly my) best wishes.

Sue
Suelder
90810, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by Nonny, Mon May-07-12 02:39 PM
Ack!

It sucks that it's chronic, but at least they know, and hopefully will be able to figure out WHAT is causing it and treat it.

Having chronic conditions of my own, I understand why she's feeling better. Just knowing helps a lot, rather than wondering. Even if it's news that sucks.

*hugs and love and good thoughts from myself and Storme*
90814, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by David Bridger, Tue May-08-12 05:59 AM
Hugs and prayers for both of you! I hope everything will become clear very soon and that she'll get the very best treatment.
90815, RE: Update - May 6th
Posted by maripat, Tue May-08-12 08:26 AM
I'm glad she has strength. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Maripat
90820, Update - May 8th
Posted by Fetu, Tue May-08-12 07:01 PM
June's been through two stints of dialysis now.

During the first one, her heartbeat when a bit wild even though she said she didn't feel anything odd. She was transferred to a cardiac unit so she could be monitored.

There were more cardiac tests today, but I haven't heard any results. Given her condition when she was admitted, there's a high risk of a heart attack or stroke, so they're being cautious.

I heard no report of anything bad happening with the second stint (her mom was with her, I wasn't), but they haven't transported her back to the renal unit yet.

Despite all this, she's not getting out of breath as quickly as she did last week. Her spirits remain high, though she's (both of us really) are getting hit with the massive impact this is going to have on our lives and all the changes we're facing.

Earliest possibility of her coming home will be Saturday (of course, the only day I'm working late), but there's still some doubt about that.

She appreciates all the good wishes and promises she'll pop on when she get home.

Thanks again and keep the prayers coming.
90821, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by Erin_M_H, Tue May-08-12 07:35 PM
Thanks for the update. Glad she's not as out of breath and her spirits are staying high. Big health shifts are major stressors.

Prayers for both of you continue.

-- Erin
90822, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by magic seeker, Tue May-08-12 10:58 PM
Hugs! I can't find words tonight, all I can offer are big hugs. I hope she can go home soon!
90823, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by MarFisk, Tue May-08-12 11:34 PM
Hugs on the continuing uncertainty, but it sounds like the dialysis is helping at least.
90825, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by maripat, Wed May-09-12 09:39 AM
Hugs. So sorry to hear about the cardiac problems. Take care of yourself, too. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Maripat
90826, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by Ashe, Wed May-09-12 03:50 PM
Thanks for the update, Andi. It's good to hear June's spirits are high. I'm sure both of you will come through this as well as possible.

I'm keeping June in my thoughts.
90829, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by Indirectly, Wed May-09-12 09:13 PM
I just heard. You guys are in my prayers. Obviously if there's anything at all I can do, ask! Please send June my love.
90833, RE: Update - May 8th
Posted by Brenria, Fri May-11-12 04:24 PM
*hugs* to you both. I'm glad that her spirits are high, and I hope June's able to come home tomorrow.
90828, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by jadedragon, Wed May-09-12 08:36 PM
It's good for dialysis. What a great discovery / invention for us.

Get well June. Bounce back and get your fight on girl!

jade
90831, RE: June Update Thread
Posted by Adora2009, Wed May-09-12 10:55 PM
Keep positive. Get well soon!


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90837, Update - May 11th
Posted by Fetu, Fri May-11-12 09:01 PM
Thanks again for all the prayers and good wishes.

June was released from the hospital this afternoon. She's still on oxygen, but she's staying with her sister until after the weekend.

She's staying there because this is my first day off work and my first chance to get the house in shape for her homecoming. That and we figured I could take the dogs over to a neutral place to get some of their excitement over with in controlled doses before she actually walks in the door.

I'm sure she'll be on somewhen soon. She said she wanted to look in on the thread when she had the chance.

Thanks again, everyone.
90838, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by KatsInCommand, Fri May-11-12 09:06 PM
Hooray for being home, any home that isn't the hospital is an improvement.

Hi June! Hope you keep improving.
90839, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by MarFisk, Fri May-11-12 11:10 PM
Thanks for the update. That's great news. Better to be out of the hospital, and have the dogs mellow when she does get home.
90841, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by maripat, Sat May-12-12 07:23 AM
I'm glad she's coming home. And yeah, I soooo understand about the dogs.

Maripat
90842, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by Erin_M_H, Sat May-12-12 08:24 AM
Hooray for being out of the hospital! And having the house and dogs ready is sensible.

Hi, June -- hope you continue to improve.

-- Erin
90843, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by RavenCorbie, Sat May-12-12 09:12 AM
I'm so glad that she is out of the hospital. I hope she continues to improve!
90850, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by magic seeker, Sat May-12-12 04:00 PM
Hurray! I'm so glad she's out and on her way home!
90864, RE: Update - May 11th
Posted by ellelassiter, Mon May-14-12 08:01 PM
Glad you're out of the hospital, June. Hope your recovery will be swift. You have my good thoughts.

L.
90856, Update May 13th
Posted by pkurilla, Sun May-13-12 06:18 PM
Not to hijack Andi's thread, but I talked to June this morning, and she sounds in great spirits. Who can blame her, since she's getting real food and real rest?

She's planning to be home on Tuesday. She said thanks for all the good wishes and she'll check in here when she can.
90862, RE: Update May 13th
Posted by captain_hobbes, Mon May-14-12 08:08 AM
Yay for going home! Tell her we miss her and thanks for the update, Peggy!


Val
90863, RE: Update May 13th
Posted by Erin_M_H, Mon May-14-12 08:17 AM
Glad she sounds in great spirits!

-- Erin
90866, RE: Update May 13th
Posted by David Bridger, Tue May-15-12 01:54 AM
Hooray for going home! :)

Be gentle with yourself, June.
90868, RE: Update May 13th
Posted by bonniers, Tue May-15-12 12:48 PM
Glad you're doing better, June! I hope the improvement continues -- will keep you in my thoughts!
90883, Thanks everyone
Posted by junedrexler, Mon May-21-12 07:16 AM
Wow, reading this I feel really loved. Amazing stuff.

I'm pretty close to 'back to normal' feeling, just getting used to the new routines of dialysis and such. I'll probably be doing that for the rest of my life, but hey 'writing time' right?

Finally got the computer out again last night and decided to check out the boards today.

Thanks for everything, and everyone. The comments mean a lot.

--June
90884, RE: Thanks everyone
Posted by Erin_M_H, Mon May-21-12 08:19 AM
Glad you're almost feeling back to normal. Great way to find a bright side -- writing time. :)

-- Erin
90885, RE: Thanks everyone
Posted by Wandering Author, Mon May-21-12 04:45 PM
There speaks a true writer. You set a pretty high standard for the rest of us. :)
90898, RE: Thanks everyone
Posted by David Bridger, Wed May-23-12 01:10 PM
It's great to see you here, June!
90900, RE: Thanks everyone
Posted by magic seeker, Wed May-23-12 04:55 PM
Yay, June! I'm glad you're back. That's the hard way to get extra writing time, though! :wink:
90906, RE: Thanks everyone
Posted by bonniers, Thu May-24-12 01:11 PM
Glad to see you're back and on your feet. I hope the writing time goes well :teeth:
90936, RE: Thanks everyone
Posted by jschara, Tue Jun-05-12 05:52 PM
Glad to see you back on. Sorry about your troubles, but I hope you get decent answers and a treatment that will keep you going for a long, long time.

(I was traveling and May and am just catching up on the boards -- sorry to have missed being able to wish you well sooner.)