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Margaret

Pneumonia again

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Margaret, I'm so sorry to hear about Gareth. He is in my thoughts as you are too. Keep us updated as to how he's doing.

Gigi


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Dear Margaret and Gareth,

 

Oh, I am so, so sorry to read that Gareth and you are going through such a difficult time.

 

Please know that all of us will keep him ...and you in our special thoughts to help him heal and conquer this pneumonia.

 

You are both so very special to us and his wellness is paramount, of course.

 

With soft special Loving Hugs,

 

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Margaret,

 

I am sorry that Gareth is having so much problems. Hopefully he will get better quick. You and your family are in my thoughts. Please give Gareth lots of hugs!,

 

Hugs,

Nina Lynn

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Hi Everyone,

 

Another day at the hospital....hurry up and wait and, then, go no where!!! A resident made the mistake of telling Gareth that he would probably be going home today after his X-ray. Well, the X-ray wasn't good. It looks just as bad as before they took off all that fluid 2 days ago. So, then, we waited for a heart echo to r/o pulmonary hypertension and another CT scan to check for the amt of fluid and other possible blood clots. They are leaning towards everything being sclero/UCTD related. Of course, we won't get the results of todays test till tomorrow. To say the least, I am scared. This came out of no where....he was doing so well on the Plaquenil. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Margaret, I'm thinking of ya'll. Sure hope you get some answers soon and Gareth is home.

xo

Tangelo

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Margaret,

You and Garath are definitely in my thoughts. I hope they can get this under control very soon.

 

Big, big hugs to you both,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi, Everyone ,

 

He's home!!! I am not sure he's suppose to be but he wanted to go and they said there was nothing they could do for him ' at this point.' He still has 4-500 cc's of fluid around the left lung but they *think* it will dissolve. The exit report said they took off over 800 cc's the other day. He has not had a fever the whole time and started to act 'normal' after they took off the first 800 cc's. His heart echo, done yesterday, was normal....yeah, no pulmonary hypertension!!! They still have no real reason for the fluid and he's been handed over to his rheumatologist because everything points to scleroderma related. The lead doctor that said it was okay for him to go home is mystified by Gareth. He should be acting very sickly yet shows no signs of shortness of breath or pain from the remaining fluid. The resident wanted him out before he caught something 'bad' from being IN the hospital. They even used the ' f ' word....flare.....in describing their final reasoning for handing him over to his rheumatologist.!!!

 

Happy New Year to all of you......and thank you so much for keeping him in your thoughts!!!

Margaret

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Hello Margaret,

I have been following this thread and kept you and Gareth in my thoughts. I am glad he is home, I am sure he is a lot more comfortable. Good wishes for you and keep being strong, you will overcome this new challenge very soon.

Love always,

Ana

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Margaret,

I am so glad to hear Gareth is home. Hopefully each day will bring better health.

 

Sherion

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Margaret, I'm sure you are one happy mom...having Gareth home.

 

However, I also know the resident was absolutely right in being concerned about Gareth contractng something, while in the hospital. My mom got triple-staph pneumonia while in the hospital, ten years ago...got out , one month later, went to anotheer county, go t even sicker, nearly died, was alone and hospitalized for 3 more months there, flown home...w/o O2 on the entire plane trip...I was not a happy daughter, believe me!

 

 

Take extra care of yourselves, Margaret!

 

Big Hugs to you both!

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Margaret,

 

I am so glad that Gareth is home. I bet he feels better being at home, and I am sure you do too! I hope he gets better everyday. :)

 

Lots of Hugs,

Nina Lynn

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Margaret,

 

Nice to hear Gareth is home and feeling better. Flare hey? Bout time they started using something that sounds correct. Keeping you and Gareth in my thoughts and that each day is better.

 

With gentle thoughts,

 

Judy


A happy heart is good medicine.

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