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Julia Hill
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   Posted 3/2/2015 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

Barb asked me to let you all know that she is being admitted into the hospital as I am writing this post. She has pneumonia and possibly a fractured pelvis. Apparently her kidney function is off and she is showing muscle damage in her bloodwork.

Please keep her in your prayers, maybe even say two, she can really use all the help and support right now.

All the best,
Julia

couchtater
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   Posted 3/2/2015 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear she's having more issues.
Healing thoughts are being sent.

Thanks for the update.
Joy
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When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

DianeB
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   Posted 3/3/2015 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for update.. yes, prayers.
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/3/2015 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks.

Many prayers, Barb, many prayers.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/3/2015 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the up date...

Many prayers for Barbara....
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   Posted 3/3/2015 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update Julia.

Keepingg Barbs in my prayers and thoughts.

UA
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NanaBee
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   Posted 3/3/2015 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I too, and keeping Barb up in my prayers. Hang in there Barb!

Julia Hill
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   Posted 3/3/2015 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
New Update

I just received a text message from Barb saying that she is being moved from the Ward to the ICU.

That is all she said, so I will let you know more as it unfolds.

All the best,
Julia

couchtater
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   Posted 3/3/2015 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
😟😢

Sorry to hear this.
Joy
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When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/4/2015 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb is still in the ICU and it sounds like she may be there several days. She has viral pneumonia. Her pelvis is fine, they think the leg pain may be coming from something called "piriformis syndrome". Blood tests show some muscles are breaking down. They thought they might have to cut into her leg to find the problem but have luckily decided that isn't the answer.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/4/2015 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Many, many prayers to you Barbara. Many healing wishes and prayers...If I could send you a card I would...
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   Posted 3/5/2015 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear this. Payers and thoughts for Barbara.

Thanks Julia & Lynn.

UA
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acquiesce
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   Posted 3/5/2015 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you Barbara and sending get well wishes and gentle hugs! Poor thing :(
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DianeB
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   Posted 3/5/2015 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thnx for update.

Prayers continue Barbara. Gentlest hugs hon.
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/6/2015 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb still in ICU but doing a bit better. Guess her viral pneumonia is being resistant to meds, so it'll take her a while to get better.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
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DianeB
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   Posted 3/6/2015 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynnwood

Thanks for update.
Barbara's sure being put thru the wringer!

Prayers continue.
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Purgatory
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   Posted 3/6/2015 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Julia,

Thanks for the update on our dear friend Barb, as unsettling as the news appears. How much more can this dear saint of a woman possibly take?

As my usual response to my friend, hang in there Barb, remember our agreement? Never, ever, give up hope. My best to you, and my hopes and prayers going your way.

David
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Julia Hill
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   Posted 3/6/2015 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
David,

Barb is on the phone and asked me to thank you for your continued friendship and support. We both hope that your tests shed some light on your health and that things are positive going forward.

Barb and Julia

Julia Hill
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   Posted 3/7/2015 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying a pain free weekend. I wanted to thank all of you on Barbs behalf for your prayers and good wishes. She truly does count on your support.

She is being moved to a regular ward today. She sounds better, but still has hurdles to jump over. Her husband is taking her the laptop, so maybe she will have the strength to post herself, if not I will.

I find some of her issues complicated, but I will do my best to get it straight when I relay it to you.

All the best!

Julia

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   Posted 3/7/2015 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good to hear. Hope she will continue to feel better. Continued prayers...

UA
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DianeB
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   Posted 3/8/2015 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Thnx for updates Julia.

Does sound like she is improving a bit

Prayers..
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Chartreux
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   Posted 3/9/2015 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the updates...
Many Continued Prayers for you Barbara....
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 3/10/2015 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I talked to Barbara this afternoon. She is feeling much better and has been on a regular ward for a couple of days now.

Today they did a couple of heart catheterizations (vein & artery) to see if her heart was why she turns purple from time to time -- heart looks good. They thing it might be a clot in the vena cava, or maybe vasculitis in the lungs. Guess more testing is in the works.

As far as the hip pain, they have an MRI scheduled. There is some supposition that necrosis is occurring in the hip bone, in which case they've mentioned a hip replacement.

So that's all the news...I told her I was going to post that the mean old lady was still kicking...she laughed & laughed. :)
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
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DianeB
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   Posted 3/10/2015 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thnx Lynnwood!

For update and getting her to laugh ..
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couchtater
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   Posted 3/10/2015 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear her mood is good. I hope she can go home soon.

Keep kicking, Barbara !
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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