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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: update
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2008, 07:59:31 PM »
Hi Kate _ Hoping, praying you pull through and return to normal

Alex

Offline northernguy

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Re: update
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2008, 08:02:14 PM »
Matthew, please let Kate know I am thinking of her and send healing thoughts.  She's very lucky to have you there.
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: update
« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2008, 10:15:50 AM »
Matthew,


Both of you are in my thoughts, daily. Strength and peace to both of you.


Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

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Offline penguin

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Re: update
« Reply #53 on: March 01, 2008, 07:29:38 AM »
Hello again everyone. Another quick update on Kate.

Things are about the same. She has been sitting up for a little while some days. Mostly just sleeping still and not really talking.Still on lots of different IV meds. She just seems really confused by everything,almost like sometimes she doesn't really know who people are? I don't know.
I've been reading her lots of things, she seems to like some guy called Uche Nduka best at the moment.Never heard of him myself.Her face sort of gets calm and she smiles a bit when I read that.Poetry isn't my thing really so Im probably not reading it right but she doesn't seem to mind.

I took the little knitted penguin that someone sent her in,she seems to like holding that.I think Matty sent it?But it was from Pennsylvania or somewhere so maybe not but thank you to whoever it was from.I took her in the card from Mini too the rabbits on it were really sweet.
Thank you all for the messages.
Matthew

Offline thunter34

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Re: update
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2008, 08:44:35 AM »
I took the little knitted penguin that someone sent her in,she seems to like holding that.I think Matty sent it?But it was from Pennsylvania or somewhere so maybe not but thank you to whoever it was from.

That sounds like Jaser (Mouse) to me. 

Matthew,

Thank you for the continued updates on Kate.  Still carrying the both of you in heart & mind always.

Tim
AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline Dachshund

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Re: update
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2008, 09:05:13 AM »
Matthew, please tell Katie I think of her daily. Tell her I think of her friendship every time I leave for work and wrap Sam in the fleece throw she sent.

Hal & Sam

Offline minismom

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Re: update
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2008, 09:07:52 AM »
Thanks for the update, Matthew.  I'm glad she's enjoying your reading and that it brings her some peace.

How are you holding up, hun?

Give Katie a hug from Mum and Mini.  You both are in our constant prayers.

Mum
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Offline Snowangel

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Re: update
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2008, 11:32:30 AM »
Matthew,
I wish you and Kate the best.  I hope she gets better soon, she is very lucky to have you.
Take care,
Snow
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Offline poz1970

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Re: update
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2008, 11:35:01 AM »
this thread is one of the reasons I enjoy logging on here

People care, you can't feel alone if you talk on here, coz someone will always lend an ear


Best of wishes to Kate and yourself, Matthew... You're a very strong person, and obviously love Kate very much :-)

Keep warm and well,

J
"The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to  heterosexuals. That doesn`t mean that God doesn`t love heterosexuals. It`s just that they need more supervision." -- Lynn Lavne

Offline Iggy

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Re: update
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2008, 06:27:33 PM »

I've been reading her lots of things, she seems to like some guy called Uche Nduka best at the moment.Never heard of him myself.Her face sort of gets calm and she smiles a bit when I read that.Poetry isn't my thing really so Im probably not reading it right but she doesn't seem to mind.


My hunch is that maybe the smile is all about you doing what you are doing for her. 

Best thoughts and wishes for the two of you.


Offline penguin

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Re: update
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2008, 09:44:34 AM »
That sounds like Jaser (Mouse) to me. 
Tim
Oh I see,that makes sense.When I gave it to Kate I said I thought it was from Matty.She looked at it for a while and then she said mouse ,and I said no it's a penguin,and then a bit later she looked at it again and said mouse.I thought maybe she just couldn't see it properly because she isnt able to wear her contacts at the moment!

I had a meeting with the doctors yesterday and we talked about what would be the best thing to do next.They were very honest about how things are which is good but also quite hard to sit there and listen to.I said I really wanted to get her home because I think it would be better for her.So now we have a provisional discharge plan for next week for Kate to come home and have full support from the palliative care team,they're the best people to have involved because they have lots of different nurses,doctors and physios working with them and they know how to manage all the different meds she needs.They will also keep an inpatient bed open for her initially if she needs it until we see how things are going.It's a provisional plan because they want to see how she is over the weekend & they need to do some more tests and stuff.
She's a bit brighter in herself,I think she seems more aware of whats happening around her.She can talk to me for a few minutes now too which is good,it just makes her quite tired & breathless.
I told her about your messages & that you were all thinking about her.I'm sure it all helps.

Matthew

Offline Dachshund

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Re: update
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2008, 09:51:39 AM »
Matthew please tell Katie I'm thinking of her. If you get a chance whisper "Sam" in her ear for me. I hope she gets home soon.

I love you Katie.
Hal

Offline minismom

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« Reply #62 on: March 07, 2008, 10:11:57 AM »
I hope she's able to get home.  It sounds like you both will have a great support team and Kate will be well taken care of there.  I agree that being home will help her.  Please give her a big hug and kiss from Mum and Mini. 

Your fellow Aspie sends his best Spider Man wishes to you, Matthew.

Mum
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Offline BT65

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Re: update
« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2008, 11:22:30 AM »
Matthew, thanks for updating us.  I think it would be wonderful to get Katie out of the hospital and back home.  The palliative care team (I assume you're talking about Hospice) is the best.  I'm keeping you both in my thoughts....
  Luv,
Betty
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Offline Teresa

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Re: update
« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2008, 11:54:30 AM »
Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers!

Big Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
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Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: update
« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2008, 05:07:00 PM »
Thanks for the update. I hope Kate is able to go home and things get better..
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
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Offline Dragonette

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Re: update
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2008, 05:20:20 AM »
Matthew, thanks for writing on here... for a long time I didn't know what to say and I still don't. Woke up this morning just thinking about Kate. She had volunteered to mentor me on poz even though her health was not good, and actually the person who got me writing on here (that never occured to me before). I was supposed to meet her last August but she was not well enough. Please let her know I am so thankful for what she did for me, and that she is in my heart. One of Kate's fave songs I think is "state of the union" and now I hear it a lot, usually while running, and think of her. I know I am just one of many who are thinking of her daily.
"If you keep one foot in yesterday, and one in tomorrow, you piss all over today". Betty Tacy

Offline penguin

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Re: update
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2008, 02:55:34 PM »
Just a quick post to say that Kate came home yesterday afternoon.All the home care stuff seems to be happening to plan so far,they all seem very friendly and know what they're doing.
Hopefully this time it will be a while before she needs to go back to the hospital again.

Matthew

PS Hal I did what you said and she smiled and said "hot dog"

Offline Dachshund

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« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2008, 03:00:03 PM »
Just a quick post to say that Kate came home yesterday afternoon.All the home care stuff seems to be happening to plan so far,they all seem very friendly and know what they're doing.
Hopefully this time it will be a while before she needs to go back to the hospital again.

Matthew

PS Hal I did what you said and she smiled and said "hot dog"


Gee that's great news Matthew. I knew that dog could cure anything ;) give Katie our best and our love.

Hal

Offline Iggy

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Re: update
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2008, 04:22:27 PM »
Matthew,

I am so happy to hear that Kate is home!

Mark

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: update
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2008, 05:18:05 PM »
Glad Kate has made it home!!!! Get Well Soon...... :-*
Started Atripla/Ziagen on 9/13/07.
10/31/07 CD4-265 VL- undetectable
2/6/08 CD4- 401 VL- undetectable
5/7/08 CD4- 705 VL- undetectable
6/4/08 CD4- 775 VL- undetectable
8/6/08 CD4- 805 VL- undetectable
11/13/08 CD4- 774 VL--undetectable
2/4/09  CD4- 484  VL- 18,000 (2 months off meds)
3/3/09---Starting Back on Meds---
4/27/09 CD4- 664 VL-- undetectable
6/17/09 CD4- 438 VL- 439
8/09 CD4- 404 VL- 1,600
01-22-10-- CD4- 525 VL- 59,000
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Offline BT65

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Re: update
« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2008, 09:39:19 PM »
Matthew, please give Kate a kiss for me.  I'm thinking of you guys...... :-*
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline komnaes

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« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2008, 10:54:36 PM »
Great news! Sending some good vibes... ;)
Aug 07 Diagnosed
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Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
Started meds Sustiva/Epzicom
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Aug 09 CD4=346(24%)/VL=UD
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Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
Jan 11 CD4=557 (30%)/VL=UD
April 11 CD4=569 (32%)/VL=UD
Switched to Epizcom, Reyataz and Norvir
(Interrupted for 2 months with only Epizcom & Reyataz)
July 11 CD=520 (28%)/VL=UD
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« Reply #73 on: March 15, 2008, 04:32:01 AM »
i'm glad Kate's home again!

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« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2008, 04:48:44 AM »
i'm glad Kate's home again!

Me too. Thank you Matthew.
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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2008, 05:20:04 AM »
Glad to hear this.
I hope her spirits are up....its been a long fight with this infection.

Mike

 


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