Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Joanne moved to hospital

June 25, 2007

Hi I've hacked into this blog to provide an update on Joanne's condition.

Today Joanne was admitted to the oncology ward at Pasqua Hospital. She is having some problems with intermittent fever and to be safe she has been admitted and is on I.V. antibiotics.

She is still in pain as the plural effusion has increased again but they are medicating the pain. She is resting comfortably in a private room but visiting privileges are limited.

Joanne's hemoglobin is very low so she is getting a blood transfusion either later today or tomorrow.

For now we will both be away from the house during the day and at the hospital in the evening so we won't be answering the phone. Please correspond with us using this blog.

Hacker Gord.


Heather said...

Hi Joanne,

Karen generously sent along the link to your blog. Dave and I think of you often. We hear about the love and caring and passion that surrounds you. And we know of your strength and optimism. We send our love and wish you good visits with friends and family.

Heather and Dave

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us posted Hacker Gord! We hope the antibiotics take care of the fever, and her low blood count improves, so Joanne can get home to enjoy the sunroom soon.
You are in our thoughts always. Feel the strength from the "Circle of Love" of family and friends.
P & G

Elaine said...

Hi Joanne:
Reading your blog is uplifting, to say the least. The way you are navigating these uncharted waters in your life is nothing short of inspirational.
I've heard about the numerous projects you've been working on. Your productivity is ever so impressive.
I trust the new blood will do its work to help.
Positive vibes are winging their way over the mountains to you, with love.

Anonymous said...

HI Gord, I am so sorry that you are having to be on this rollercoaster ride. This has been such a long hard fight and you have been there every step of the way. Joanne is very lucky to have all of this love and support. Because of who she is,there are many of us that love her and only want to her to well. Please know that we are praying for your entire family and we only wish that we could carry you through these difficult times. I pray that God gives the Doctors wisdom to know what to do and what is the best for Joanne.
Lots of Love, Loretta, Dave and Hayley

Anonymous said...

Joanne and Gord

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Terri, Cyril, Kayla and Bethany

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the post, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy and Steve

apprentice said...

Thanks Gord. Good of you to provide the update when you are obviously at the hospital most of the time.

Please give Joanne my love. I hope all the care makes her more comfortable.

You are all in our thoughts here in Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Gord and Joanne,
Thinking of you both and can appreciate the stress of managing phone messages, so I will become a Blogger!!
Joanne, my wish for you is that you are comfortable and responding well to your treatment plan so you return home soon. Sending you warm wishes and returning copious amounts of positive energy that you so freely shared with me in the past.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne and Gord,

We have been following your blog (you've been doing a auperb job at it by the way!!). Have been too "chicken" to respond, having never done it before...so here goes the inaugural reply.
Just wanted to let you know we are holding you even closer in our thoughts and our prayers right now.
Hope you are surrounded by sunshine, support, and the best hospital staff ever.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

Brian and Marilyn Belyea

Anonymous said...

Hi Gord and Joanne,
Thanks for the update, it is good of you to take time to think of all of us right now. It must be a comfort to you to know that so many friends and your family are thinking of you and praying for you right now. I too send you my wishes for a quick return to your sunroom and the comforts of home. Know that you are thought of often and lifted up in prayer. May you be blessed with whatever it is you need most at this moment!


Anonymous said...

Hello, Gord,
Thank you for your posting. Please know that you and Joanne & family are in our thoughts and prayers, now more than ever. We join with others in hoping for the best medical treatment so that Joanne can soon be home again in her beautiful sun room.
John & Patsy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Gord. As always, it is very much appreciated. I'm sure Joanne is already feeling stronger after the blood transfusions today. You all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers - give our love to Joanne on your next visit to the hospital. Love, Nick and Lorraine

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the post, my mom has been trying to call and not knowing why nobody was answering, but I'll let her know. Hope things pull together. Love you guys.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the news Gord. Just to let you know we are all here for you. If there is anything I can do for you, please call. I am 5 minutes away! Give Joanne our love!
Love Peggy & gang

Anonymous said...

Hi Gord,
Thanks for your message- hard not to worry on this end as I'm sure all of your friends are. I hope that all of the prayers and good wishes that everyone has are enough to help get through this difficult time. We're thinking of you every minute and sending as much strength and positive feelings as we can. Love you.
Please give Joanne a hug and kiss from us.
Dawn , Andrew, Lane and Julie

Anonymous said...

Hi Gord,

Thanks so much for keeping family and friends informed as to the latest developments. This cannot be a good time for either one of you but know that we're keeping you close to our hearts.

cousins Gen and Glen in Saskatoon