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John(nj) 2/15/11-update

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by suer182, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. suer182

    suer182 Forum Manager Staff Member

    Since the beginning of the year, he has suffered 2 strokes (if not more) leaving him paralyzed on his left side. :( He also got diagnosed with the high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stage 2 diabetes. Early on he was in and out of the hospital.

    He was transferred to a rehab facility only to be rushed back to the hospital yesterday. He is dehydrated as he is having difficulty swallowing. After a round with the crash cart, he is currently in ICU.

    This is just the short version on what John and Susie have been going through since the beginning of the year.

    1/23/11-He is out of ICU, still on a feeding tube. He still has a long way to go. :(

    11/28/11-After a gazillion steps backwards, John is finally taking a few baby steps forward.

    1/29/11 He was transferred to the rehab place last night.

    2/7/11 John is taking baby steps forward. He is eating and doing his rehab.

    2/9/11 John is the king of the mountain. He was able to stand today for 3 minutes. Tomorrow he is attempting 5 minutes.

    2/15/11 John continues to take baby steps forward. He is able to finally eat real food, (which is making him happy). He is also actively participating in rehab and doing well. He still tires very easy. He sounded more coherent today than in the past.

     
  2. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

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    Suer - We are so sorry to hear this sad, sad news and tears are welling up in our eyes. We've only met them the one time, but what a Great couple they are. We both enjoyed being with John on the Mosaic.

    We send John our very best healing thoughts, and prayers that he will be okay. And we send our best to Susie, along with tight-tight (((HUGS))).

    Thank you for letting us know, we know what good friend you all are and send our best to you both to help you through this tough time as well.
     
  3. Gramma Ann

    Gramma Ann Well-Known Member

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    Oh My!! Oscar and I send best wishes for a speedy and satisfying recovery.
     
  4. JANPEP

    JANPEP Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

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    Oh Suer, I'am so sorry to read this awful news. I always enjoyed being with John & Susie. They are such a wonderful.
    Prayers & good thoughts are on the way for the both of them.
    Thank-you for letting us know & please keep us updated.
    Huggs for Susie.
     
  5. TexasSue

    TexasSue Well-Known Member

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    Many prayers from here.

    Susan
     
  6. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

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    John most certainly continues in my prayers.

    Thank you for alerting us, Suer.
     
  7. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

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    So sad, and my thoughts are with John, Susie, and their family. John is such a sweet guy -- I've had the pleasure of seeing him several times in AC. It sounds like he's getting excellent care. Please be assured of my thoughts and prayers.
     
  8. gram

    gram Well-Known Member

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    :(:(:(



    Suer, I am really sorry to hear about John. I know that you and Warren are very close to him & Susie. Joe & I thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please keep us updated.

    Evie
     
  9. reggae

    reggae Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to read this...I only know John and Susie from the board, but send prayers and hugs for John and all of his family.
     
  10. iluvcruzin

    iluvcruzin Well-Known Member

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    Oh no! Thanks for the update Suer. Cripes. I was hoping to hear better news. Sending virtual hugs to John and Susie
     
  11. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

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    Sure hope they get his vitals under control and get him on the road to long term recovery. The family will remain in our prayers.
     
  12. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to read the news on John. Get Better soon. The Mudslides are waiting for you.
     
  13. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. our thoughts are with John & Susie
     
  14. Mgram

    Mgram Well-Known Member

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    I am very sorry to read this sad news about John. I am sending good thoughts to him and Susie.
     
  15. J.E. M.

    J.E. M. Well-Known Member

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    So sad to read about John being ill, best wishes on a speedy recovery.

    Jim,
     
  16. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

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    OH no, I am so sorry to read that John has been going through so much....and poor Susie must be besides herself. Please let them know that they are in my prayers. I hope he is on the road to recovery very soon. Please keep us posted Suer.
     
  17. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

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    Such sad news, positive thoughts and hugs to John and Susie.
     
  18. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

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    Sorry to read this news.

    Prayers for John (nj).
     
  19. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

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    Oh, such sad news. Prayers he can pull around, and improve. Prayers too for Susie, for the strength she needs to help them both through this.
     
  20. maw

    maw Wordsmith

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    Sending hugs and good wishes to John NJ--come on guy I need you to sneak up behind me with that kiss.
     

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