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Author Topic: Ric is in hospital  (Read 1816 times)

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Offline anniebc

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Ric is in hospital
« on: February 02, 2010, 11:16:24 PM »
Hi everyone

Ric is in hospital and has been for about a week now,  (Thom has been keeping me updated) he started off with a G.I. bleed and was taken in for some tests, nothing has really came of those as far as I know,  but they have kept him in on a glucose drip and lots of bed rest, he has also had a battery of tests on his liver and colon, I think the liver tests are fine, and as soon as I know the results of all the others I will let you know.

He is very weak and as you can imagine not in the best of health, so some positive thoughts to help him along would be nice..thanks.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 07:48:53 AM »
Please say hi and send best regards to Ric, Jan. Sorry to hear he's not feeling well.

Wishing a speedy recovery.
Andy Velez

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 09:39:15 AM »
Thanks for letting us know.  I hope he feels better soon.
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 09:53:08 AM »
though I don't really know either of the guys, I do know that waiting in the hospital to find out what's going on is an extremely difficult and trying time. (heck! Just being IN the hospital is a terrible time.) Tell Ric and Thom I'll keep them both in my thoughts and am hoping for a quick, easy recovery from whatever the problem is.  :-*
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 10:54:50 AM »
Hi Ric,

I'm sorry to learn of your stay in the hospital. I hope the staff are kind and attentive. A good nursing crew makes all the difference in your state of mind and body.

I don't know how you are with forced rest---some are better than others at adapting. Are you listening to books on tape? Seeing any movies on DVD via laptop (or perhaps the hospital has AV equipment)? Do you like music? Do you have an iPOD or other MP3 unit? Got a relaxation tape or DVD?

Does the hospital offer any sort of massage therapy to patients who are in bed over a long stretch?

Okay, so I've asked a slew of questions and I hope all or nearly all of the answers are Yes.

I won't end with take care of yourself, but instead, let others take care of you and let go of any stressful thinking. Oh yes...one final question. Who's your favorite comedian? Got any of his or her material to watch or listen to?

I trust Thom or Annie will pass along any notes to you.

Best regards.
Em

Offline allanq

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 12:53:09 PM »
Ric,

Just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery.

Allan
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Offline Jody

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 09:18:04 PM »
Dearest Ric...Here's hoping for a full and speedy recovery, hope all the tests turn out fine and you are back on your feet (or off them if you choose  ;) real soon.  Thom- you take care of yourself as well.  And thanks Jan for keeping us posted.

Jody
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 09:20:29 PM »
Sending you good thoughts Ric, and alot of love...I hope you have a very speedy recovery. We are thinking about you.

-Will
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Offline Basquo

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 09:30:17 PM »
Ric, Santi and I wish you the very best for a speedy, full recovery.  Be assured that Curtis will order another round of "French Kisses" the next time we convene!

Love and hugs,
Creighton & Santiago

Offline aztecan

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010, 11:04:55 PM »
Hey Ric,

When you said you were having this problem, I didn't know it was this serious.

I am sending lots of healing and positive energy your way.

I hope you feel better soon!

BIG ENERGY FILLED HUGS,

Mark
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Offline David_CA

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 02:38:45 PM »
Hi Ric,

I hate to hear you're having to deal with this.  D and I send positive thoughts and energy your way.  Thom, you take care too! 

David
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
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01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 03:45:04 PM »


  I hope you get well soon.
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 04:50:51 PM »
Ric is getting some Glucose and they have done two more blood transfusions and will probably give him a couple more later tonight or early tomorrow.

He isn't long back back from another round of tests,  he started the testing early in the morning so he was pretty tired by the time he got back in the afternoon and is sleeping alot, which is the best thing for him just now.

They won't know until later tonight or early tomorrow what the results are, but they are watching him closely, he is getting a little stronger and is not so jaundice looking, Thom is coping Ok although he is worried about Ric but will keep us informed and let us know when Ric is out of hospital.


Thom and Ric both appreciate your kind words and thoughts.

Hugs
Jan :-*
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Re: Ric is in hospital
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 07:25:04 PM »
Best to you!
Brian
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