Gut Feelings

14 Jun

This post will be brief, but I want to update you on Jody.  He was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday (6/11), after a six-day stay.  Although he needs it, we still do not have a CPAP machine at home because we are waiting for approval from our insurance company (it frustrates me greatly that insurance companies dictate health care so much).  Hopefully this will be straightened out soon so Jody can get the treatment he needs.  One good thing to report is that we were able to switch out the O2 compressor we had at home (which only went up to 5L of oxygen) for one that is high flow (goes up to 10L).  It’s nice to know that we now have “extra” O2 should Jody need it.

In the last three days that Jody has been home, he’s been spending a lot of time sleeping and has been getting a lot of chest pains (this has been a chronic problem, which the doctors describe as irritation in the lining of his lungs).  Although this is an ongoing issue for him, the pain seems to increased right now.  I also think he looks sick, and my gut feeling is that he’ll be back in the hospital next week.  It could be that he’s not on the right combination of antibiotics to treat the infection in his lungs, so they might need to change them up a bit.  This was the problem we had last fall when he was hospitalized about four times until they finally found the right concoction of drugs to knock the “bugs” out of him.

Jody does not have much bounce-back left.  I feel like he’s walking a very fine line right now.  He really needs this transplant before he becomes too sick to get it.  So in addition to the 30 Days of Prayer for Jody prayer challenge, please pray that his current condition would improve so he can avoid a repeat hospitalization next week, or further deterioration prior to transplant.

5 Responses to “Gut Feelings”

  1. Sheryl June 15, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Sending you positive thoughts!! Hoping you have a great Father’s Day together.
    Tiff- you need anything( and I mean it) you ask.

  2. Pam June 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Praying for you…all of you. Hopefully Jody can get the rest he needs and still be at home. Know that you are thought of often, and are prayed for each time you are thought of. It’s hard to know what to say during these uncertain times, so I’m just going to assure you that we ARE reading and praying, even though you may feel alone. Praying for perfect peace assuring you that God is in control. Hang in there!

  3. Marilyn Titter June 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    My prayers are with you. Hopefully the CPAP comes through soon. If I can do anything let me know.

  4. Lori Harvest June 15, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    Prayer and more are with you…can’t imagine what all of this must be like for all of you! Just stay strong…and I know that you will. Wish Jody a Happy Father’s Day for me, and I just know that everything will be okay!!

  5. Gala Marshall June 16, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Hi Tiffany, thanks for the update. I will continue to pray diligently for him. Please call me if you need anything, or just need to talk. My cell phone number is 945-9330. Your are not alone in this,and remember to claim the promise that by his stripes we are healed!!

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