Thursday, July 05, 2007

~I'm in the Hospital Since 1:00pm July 4th~

I am writing this at 2 am Iowa time (CST) on Thursday July 5th as I can't sleep and the hospital has a nice service that lets you borrow a laptop. OH HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY DANCE!!!
I ended up in the hospital July 4th around 1:00 in the afternoon.....
I am way sicker than I thought as I ended up with a high temperature and my white blood cell counts are only at 1.2 (YES, ONE POINT TWO) and they should be around 25 (and they are afraid they might go even lower......also, that $6000.00 SHOT they gave me to help prevent this, didn't work so they are going to have to totally redo my entire chemo treatment. )
I have no idea how long I will be in here, depends on how fast my blood count and go up and also my blood pressure is low and my heart beat is very very faint......I am in a sort of quarantine until my counts go I am....Just trying to get better....I just wanted everyone to know that I am still here, just really sick but the REALLY COOL thing about all of this is I got to see the FIREWORKS out my HOSPITAL WINDOW LAST NIGHT!!!! So you see, it really wasn't so bad getting sick on the 4th of July!!!!


IsabellasCloset said...

Amy, I just woke up, it's 4:55 AM here in Ohio.. I now see that my phone in blinking sorry I missed your call. I thought I checked my machine when I walked in the door last night. Guess I didn't.
Oh my you are a mess! Sounds like the best place right for you right now is in the hospital where they can take care of you. Hang in there! Take care hope you get better soon..
PS On your phone message you asked me to post a message on your blog.. Glad you were able to do so after all. ~Mary~ :-}

Iowa Gal said...

Good morning Amy....... Been thinking about you and wondering how you are. Every morning I take my cup of coffee and log on to your web site to see how you are doing. Sounds like you are having quite a time of it. But you are in the best care right where you are. It is just going to take a little while to get things right. You are in my prayers....... Your friend from IOWA.....JAN

ShabbyInTheCity said...

No! Hope things turn around quickly. So cute of God to provide that laptop and that wonderful view of fireworks! I love Him.

Camie M. said...

You get some rest and get well!! Glad you got to see some fireworks...=)
Prayers are still flowing!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Amy! I hope you are out of there soon. Lets see, 15 years ago I spent the 4th of July in the hospital. I remember being cranky and sad. I was on the side of the hospital that faced away from town. I'm glad you turned it into a fun night. Hope you get that blood count up quick!! Big Hugs!! said...

Our Father holds you in His hand, Amy. I know it sounds generic but if you feel well enough, take the time to do your daily Bible reading. Our strength comes from Him. Hopefully, you'll be home soon and able to recouperate from this ordeal. Praying for you. Blessings... Polly

The Urban Chic said...

Amy sorry you had to go back into the hospital but as Mary said that's the best place to be, especially since you have a fever. Your spirit amazes me, with everything you still look at the bright side of things. Get well soon. Hugs, Pat

Judy said...

Oh sweet Amy. I've been thinking about you more than usual and feeling uneasy and now I know why. I know it's weird but I get these feelings about people I care about when things aren't ok. Sometimes I call my kids when I get these feelings about them and they asked how I knew things weren't ok. Please rest and take it easy. I'm sure you will be home some with your family to care for you. Lots of hugs

Lisa said...

Hi honey. Well you're in the best place while they get this under control. Hopefully you're starting to feel better? We're all praying for you here.
I'm glad that you were able to see the fireworks, that way you don't feel so left out of the festivities. It stinks to be in the hospital anytime but holidays feel worse.
I'll check in later and see if you've posted.
Big Hugs!

a pink-bee said...

Oh,{{Amy}} you have the most postive attiude of anyone ever!!! You are so sick and can still find some good in being in the hospital!! Praying for you to get better soon and back home. crystalxx

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

More prayers for you, my friend! Take your much needed rest, and I am glad you were able to see those fireworks out your window!!! We'll all keep on praying for you, dear!

Missy said...

Amy??? Looks like we can't leave you alone for more than a minute before you go sneaking off to the hospital!!! I was so shocked to see your blog update - I had to read it twice to make sure that you really were writing it from the actual hospital! You sounded so good the last time I talked to you on the phone - this took me by total surprise. I am glad you are getting the care you need, and are in a place where they can monitor you and get you back in good health. Please, please - if there is anything you need for Karen and I to do to help you out please let us know! And congrats on winning that auction for that gorgeous wig - you got it for such a great price. It should look beautiful! Take care and you are in our thoughts as always!!! Love you!!! ~~~Missy

carole @scoundrelsandrogues said...

@!^%$#$@!&* Amy Darlin:
I concur with Mary and it sounds like you are right where you belong right this moment!!!
Slow your roll Girlfriend
Love & Hugs

Gayla said...

Sooo sorry you are sick! I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Big Hug!!!

Genevieve Olsen said...

I have been wondering about you ...I am sooo sorry things are going this way, when you said last you were doing pretty good, I did a little snoopy dance ,what a bummer!
I hope that you start feeling better soon. Would'nt it be nice if you could get a refund for the $6.000 dollar shot that did'nt work? Take care and I will check in on you soon!!!!

Anonymous said...

More thoughts & prayers coming your way. I hope they get all of your levels back to normal real quick, so you can go home, and get comfy.
Well thats a very positive attitude for getting a front row seat for the fireworks.

Shelley said...

Hello Amy ,
So sorry to hear you are not doing so well. Hope you will be better soon and back to your family.
My prayers are with you.
Blessings, Shelley

Nancy M. said...

Hello Amy,
I just read your post and it is nearly 9pm here in Calif. I'm so sorry to hear that you had to be admitted. Hopefully you will be out in no time! Wish I could be there to visit you through this. Sending a hug and a prayer your way.


Nancy said...

O.K. Amy, enough is enough. You have all the attention you need. It is time to buckle down and get back on track. I will be there in 5 days, and I DO NOT LIKE HOSPITALS!
I love you Amy, and I will actually be wherever you are just to see you. BUT I HATE HOSPITALS! So try and relief yourself from that institution.
Tell that hot husband of yours I am waiting for my hug!!
Hoping to be able to see Christy and Allie also. I am sure I will see Maddie.

debbie*snowflake said...

Good morning Amy,
Get feeling better, still in my prayers, so glad you got to see the fireworks! Hugs to you, Debbie

IsabellasCloset said...

Amy, You have been in my thoughts all day and I keep wondering how you are doing. I pray you are better. Since I did not get your morning phone call (or any new email) I'm concerned.....You need all your strength to get better and rest is the best thing for you right now. When and if you are up to it please call, email me, or post to you blog.
What you have been through! May God bless and heal you. Hugs & Love ~Mary~ :-}

Anonymous said...

Amy, please know that you do have a say in your treatment. These treatments are not generic and you have the lead......allow God to show you the best treatment for your body! Rest, rest, rest....this is serious stuff and you have a family waiting on you!
Blessings to you and yours, Dianntha

MJ said...

Sorry to hear about your hospitalization! Hope you feel better & can go home soon!

I've been thinking of you & have mentioned you to my sister whose best friend, Janice, also will soon undergo chemo. I've told her of your blog, your spirit & I hope Janice will come visit soon. Take care!

ellen said...

Sending love and good vibes your way. Rest and behave! Take care. Lots of people are thinking of you.


Amy please take care and i really hope you are home soon.
Sending good thoughts your way :)

Love Shannon xo

Lallee said...

Amy, I hope you are doing better and your numbers are rising. I'm glad you've had some nice comforts of the window fireworks and laptop while you are in the hospital. Praying and sending hugs to you.