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Re: Need prayers

Postby just sayin » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:43 am

Happy to hear your wife has turned the corner! Will continue to pray for you both.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby HDNB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:37 pm

Awesome news Crankster. Get some rest yourself, she's gonna need you at your best.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby jackpinesavage » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:10 pm

You gotta um. Saying prayers for you both
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Appalachia-Shiner » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 pm

Glad to hear things are better, hope she continues to improve.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby jackpinesavage » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:20 pm

Prayers for you both!
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Antler24 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:02 pm

Sorry to here brother, best wishes, stay strong.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby cranky » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Thank you everybody, sorry I haven't been on much or given many details but it has really been a rough week, well a couple really, and it was all I could do to hold myself together.

I have started on a long drawn out version of the details if anybody is really interested but the short version is Thursday evening she took a ride to the ER. Although she has no history of diabetes when her blood sugar was checked it was 1,400 when it should have been well below 150 and she had Kitoacidosis, which basically means her blood had become so acidic her body starts to eat itself. Soon her kidneys shut down and shortly after that breathing was becoming too difficult and they put her on the respirator. Friday morning before the kidneys shut down I ran home to feed the cats grab a few things, take a shower and run back, As I was leaving I thought to grab the iPod because it is small and an easy way to look stuff up on a questionable internet connection. The next time I would leave the ICU, I think, was Monday when things started to look up and then it was only to get something to eat. At one point they had so many bottles and things hooked up to her they had to use this overhead crane thing to hang a bottle from. A million tests, one round of dialysis and a ton of hard work by some wonderful doctors and nurses and she is stable, talking, eating and getting better by the second. She even insisted that I come home tonight and sleep in a bed instead of on a terribly uncomfortable window seat.

I haven't had the chance to read all the comments and well wishes yet because I am exhausted and probably won't get to it for a few more days but I would like to once again thank everybody :D
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Re: Need prayers

Postby sltm1 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:28 pm

Damn I'm happy to hear that !!!! More good stuff to come I hope...I'll send some backup prayers just to seal the deal.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Plc Ryan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:20 am

Sorry I'm late getting here but very happy to hear things are turning around. All the best wished to speedy recovery without any hiccups.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby MoonBreath » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:48 am

Glad to hear ..
Wow, thats the highest glucose reading I've ever heard.
Thank God the dialysis took. :thumbup:
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Shine0n » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:11 pm

Very good news!
Still sending prayers for a full recovery and good health :thumbup:
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Re: Need prayers

Postby CaptMorgan » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:14 am

Good to know they got her diagnosed properly and on her way to a full recovery. Wishing you both the best as time passes. Get some R & R, you both need and deserve it.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby cranky » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:10 pm

We brought her home last night :ebiggrin: The kidney doctors say she should make a full recovery. She is a bit weak and very bruised up and we are going to have to have many doctors visits and tests in the future. There will also be some physical therapy but all the bad stuff is over. Her blood sugar has even been perfectly normal without insulin for the past 2 days. There is a possibility insulin may be in her future but we will have to wait and see. There is a real possibility that the ketoacidosis was caused by an infection she had a while back which could have acidified her blood, coupled with a medicine she was taking that has a known possibility of increasing cortisol, which can counter the effects of insulin resulting in runaway blood sugar levels.

For now we are just thankful she survived this whole thing. I am going to take the next week off work to just spend time together and count our blessings, one of which is you guys here :D and I would like to thank you guys one more time.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Single Malt Yinzer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:21 pm

Congrats! :thumbup: I'm glad to hear everything is going well!
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Re: Need prayers

Postby just sayin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:41 pm

Great news, Cranky! Give your Mrs all our best. Prayers will continue for you and yours.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Truckinbutch » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:11 pm

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Re: Need prayers

Postby Bushman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:17 pm

Cranky I live several hours from you and am currently in Europe for a month but would be willing if at home to fix some meals for you and the misses or help out with any of your current needs. I am sure some of the members in the PNW that know you should be willing to help out so don't be afraid to ask!
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Re: Need prayers

Postby goose eye » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:03 am

Youins are in my prayers circle

yall have been blessed
many folks dont get that sencond chance
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Re: Need prayers

Postby ga flatwoods » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:30 pm

That is GREAT news Cranky! Modern medicine will kill you. Keep a watch on yourself as well as your wife...ie don't let any little boogers slip up on you! Rest when possible.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby MoonBreath » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:07 pm

Excellent..Good news!
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Re: Need prayers

Postby cranky » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:39 pm

Thank you everybody, it is nice to have her home. The bruises are already healing and she is getting stronger by the minute. Fortunately my bosses are very understanding and I hoard time off so I had lots of available time off. Our insurance will also cover at least some in home care and PT if she is actually willing to let someone help with in home care. She is very stubborn and doesn't really like having to have help, she is OK with the PE but the in home care, well that's what I'm for :ewink: While I'm off we are going to work out meal plans and doctors and treatment and such. She also needs new glasses now because for some reason her vision actually got better during this whole thing and she can't use her current glasses anymore.

ga flatwoods wrote:That is GREAT news Cranky! Modern medicine will kill you. Keep a watch on yourself as well as your wife...ie don't let any little boogers slip up on you! Rest when possible.
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Kareltje » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:49 pm

Good to hear, Cranky! :clap:
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Shine0n » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:26 am

So glad to hear the good news, take care of her and yourself!
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Re: Need prayers

Postby cranky » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:59 pm

Yesterday I showed her this thread, she is very touched by all your posts :D
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Re: Need prayers

Postby Kareltje » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:14 pm

cranky wrote:Yesterday I showed her this thread, she is very touched by all your posts :D

Well, I do not believe in prayers, for my god does not have ears. We are allowed to find our own solutions.
And of course I do not know you in real life.

But judging by what you told/showed us about your Significant Other Half she is a good match for you. So I think I would like her a lot and I wish her and you a long and healthy life. Live long and prosper. \\//
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