March 7, 2012

Still Critical

First and again, thank you all so much for being such wonderful people who leave incredibly warm and heartfelt comments for me here. I assure you I am seeing every single one and they are deeply appreciated.

I need to let you all know that Mark took a turn for the worse Monday night. He had to be re-intubated and sedated, as well as put back on all the supporting meds for his heart rate and blood pressure. They've also found staph in what he was coughing up. We're currently waiting on results of a blood culture to know if the staph is in his bloodstream. His heart may be infected with staph. But I don't actually know that yet.

My husband is very, very sick. You know he is a Type 1 Diabetic on dialysis. Those are his "health problems". But now, he is just plain sick.

We don't know if Mark can recover from this. It is just wait and see right now.

I am very scared, but also holding up. My kids asked me the tough questions last night. I was as honest with them as I needed to be.

The kids and I got some good sleep together last night. I needed that, and to be with them.

I don't know what today holds. I'm simply hoping for more information and understanding, as well as grace to handle all of this.

I have a huge support system all around me. Both my and Mark's parents are either already here or on their way. I have wonderful friends, my dad and extended family, as well as this sweet online community.

I know I am not alone!

If you are so inclined, I am asking for your thoughts, prayers, vibes and energy towards what is BEST FOR MARK. Not what we want. What is simply the right things for him.

Thank you so much.

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  1. Still praying hard for you guys. Take it one day at a time, one minute at a time.

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    1. That's exactly what I'm doing. Thank you!

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  2. "If you are so inclined, I am asking for your thoughts, prayers, vibes and energy towards what is BEST FOR MARK. Not what we want. What is simply the right things for him."

    Perfect, Darling.

    Love,
    Dad

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  3. Oh Jennifer! I'm so incredibly sorry this is happeing. I will most definitely be thinking, praying, and sending major good vibes and energy your and your family's way.

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  4. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. I wish there was something I could do to help. Hang in there!

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  5. I don't know you or your husband, but am praying for both of you!!

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  6. ThoUghts & prayers for you, mark, your kids, & your family.

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  7. Man! Just keep swimming and encouraging Mark to do the same! My thoughts are with you guys.

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  8. Oh I'm so sorry to hear he is still so very sick. Thank you for keeping us posted. You know you are all in our thoughts and prayers every single day Jen. You are so strong. I am glad you got some sleep last night. Praying for you...

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  9. Thanks for taking the time to update your online community. Good thoughts and prayers to you and Mark and your family, Jen.

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    1. I can't not still blog, you know? It's a part of me. And it helps to write it all out. Thank you, Erica.

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  10. My heart breaks at hearing this. You and your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Your attitude is inspiring. Am praying for God's will to be done & for peace and strength for you and your family.

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  12. Thank you so much for the update but I'm so sorry your husband is so sick. You continue to amaze me with your bravery and spirit. I'm glad you are surrounded by good people and have a great support system, physically and online. I will continue to send positive thoughts and energy to you and toward whatever is best for Mark.

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  13. I can't tell you how sorry I am for you and your family. All my positive thoughts, energy and prayers are with you and yours.

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  14. keeping you all in my prayers tonight.

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  15. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers every day. Your strength is truly inspirational, Jen. I'm SO glad you have so much support. Big hugs to all of you.

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  16. I'm praying for your precious family. And definitely... "what's best for Mark"
    I'm glad that you were able to get some rest and spend time with your kids. And I'm so glad that your families are coming to be with you as well.

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  17. What a strong and beautiful prayer. "Not what we want, but what is best."

    Know that I'm praying for that on behalf of you, Mark, and the kids.

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  18. Still thinking and praying and hoping for a light to shine on you and your family.

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  19. You, Mark, your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May the best happen you all of you.

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  20. Still thinking of you. Sending your family lots of love.

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  21. I can't imagine. Lots of prayers and good thoughts.

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  22. Just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and sending you a big hug.

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