Monday, January 31, 2011

Hoping and praying

My sweet blogging friends.......I need a little help. My dear cousin Jo (Jodell) is very sick. She and her husband just bought a vacation home in Florida. Last week they went from Ohio to Florida the first time since the closing. Two days after arriving her husband got really sick. He recovered in a couple of days but then Jo got so sick. Her temp. was 106. She was admitted to a hospital in Punta Gorda with double pneumonia last Wednesday. She has not been responding to antibiotics and today had a surgical procedure done to extract specimens to be cultured to see what antibiotic to try next.
Now the doctor says he is confused and calling in an infectious disease specialist. Jo doesn't get sick. She takes handfuls of vitamins a day. My concern is that there was something in that house that made her sick or cleaning supplies that she used. We all wish she was home so we could help somehow.
My cousin and I are close......I have only 5 cousins, 2 girls. We look alike and our mothers looked like twins.
So I am asking you to send a little prayer upstairs for her to get better. She is such a good Christian person that is always helping others.
Now she needs help. Thanks my friends.

18 comments:

Nan said...

Will do Debby I hope things improve very soon for her.

Mic said...

Prayers being said. Let us know what happens....

Jane said...

Praying for Jo!
Jane-Jacksonville

Sherri B. said...

Debby, there is a product that was made in China, I can't remember if it is sheet rock or sideing but it was making people sick in their homes, a real problem and quite a bit of it was in Florida if I remember correctly..I will try to find out real quick like.

Cindy said...

Debby..I will be praying for your sweet Cousin! She is in God's hands!!I hope she feels His comfort.Being so far away from loved ones is always so frustrating!!

I miss you too!! It is now sleeting and lightning here..we are now in the Start of it all.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Heather said...

It sounds very suspicious. I hope that her health improves quickly. Thinking of you and your family...

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I'm so sorry Debby! We will definitely be praying for a quick diagnosis and recovery!

Donna said...

Dear Debby, I'll be praying..So sorry to hear things are not going well. It is scary..but I know the Lord will see her through this ordeal as I know you know too.

Love,
Donna

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

Sending up prayers for her sweet Debby and for you and her hubby too. Hugs

Kim said...

I am so sorry Debby, I will keep your cousin and family in my prayers, God bless you all. I will pray that the doctors can figure out what is going on with her.

-Kim (aka Mr. Gnome)

Florrie said...

Your poor cousin, sending prayers and hoping a solution is found quickly for her speedy recovery........hugs to you Debby,
florrie x

Andi's English Attic said...

Hoping everyone's prayers are answered very soon.

At the risk of bombarding you with theories and ideas - a friend of mine was recently very, very sick with temps, delirium, brain not functioning properly and eventually she collapsed. She was rushed to hospital and after three days the docs still didn't know what was wrong. Turned out she had contracted Legionaires Disease from the air conditioning in a hotel she'd stayed at recently. I'm only mentioning this because you suggested there might be something in the house that was making her sick and I assume there was air conditioning.
Much love. Hope everything improves soon. xx

The Bear's Blog said...

Debby,

Of course I will put her on my prayer list and will also send her name to our Church prayer list. Pastor will lift her to the Lord during Service on Sunday.

Blessings,
Joyce

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Absolutely Debby..sending prayers to your cousin! Forida is known for mold and something with the drywall that has made people sick down there. I don't know what the circumstances are but I hope that she gets the proper diagnosis and recovers very quickly! Keep us posted! ~Hugs, Patti

Julie Harward said...

I will pray for her Debby, that is scary! I hope God will bless her to recover! :D

Sunny simple life said...

Gosh how scary. I will pray for the doctors wisdom to know how to treat her. Blessings to you.

pogonip said...

Looks like good thoughts from coast to coast will be coming her way for a speedy diagnosis and recovery!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I am so very sorry to read this. I am glad you mentioned your sweet cousin on here so we can all lift her up in prayers. Honestly I think that is what has kept my brother going is all of your prayers.
Keep us up to date about her. Blessings
Love
Maggie