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All is Not Well With the Flewellings

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On Thurday Doug came down with a sudden case of pancreatitis, gallstones, fever and general awfulness. He's been in the hospital for the past three days, drugged up and miserable. I am living the greater part of each day in the chair beside his bed during the day, trying to write, study, and generally be productive while he sleeps, plus helping out when the nurses aren't around and dealing with doctors. At night I sleep on a fold out chair beside his bed. So far his illness is not life threatening but he is sicker than I have ever seen him. Matt and Tim are being a huge help, taking care of the dogs and house and running errands for me. Not fun!

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lazzchan
Mar. 2nd, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
jimhines
Mar. 2nd, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
So sorry, Lynn. I hope whatever is going on, they're able to get him healthy and back home soon...
peterskeletor
Mar. 2nd, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
I send Doug positive energy and warm wishes that he may recover well and soon! Also shooing some loving thoughts your way, Lynn. Thank you for the update; we're all supporting you.
suricattus
Mar. 2nd, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
*sending healing vibes and virtual chicken soup*
gillianinoz
Mar. 2nd, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Best of luck, hope Doug gets well soon!

cassandraterra
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
I hope he gets better soon!! Best wish and good thoughts heading your way.
miladygrey
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear that. Strength to you both! I know being patient is just as hard as being the patient.
razziecat
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:05 pm (UTC)
Keeping all of you in my prayers! May he be well soon.

hafetheheadman
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
Remember to take care of yourself as well, Lynn. Here's hoping you're both home healthy and happy soon.
adriannem
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that Doug is so ill. That is very hard. I hope he has a quick and complete recovery.

My cat had pancreatitis a few years ago. The vet and internet research agreed that it was excruciating and not much to be done about it. But I was taking adrenal glandulars (bovine adrenal freeze dried, powdered and sold in the health food stores) for my adrenal fatigue. Next to it on the shelf was a pancreas glandular, which I fed to the cat. He stopped having the monthly bouts of pain and vomiting, and his bloodwork was perfect 6 months later.
drgaellon
Mar. 3rd, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
Pancreatic replacement therapy works great for chronic pancreatitis. Unfortunately, it isn't much use for acute pancreatitis, especially obstructive pancreatitis, which is what it sounds like Doug has.
Taylor Sundberg
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this; hopefully everything gets straightened-out soon! Best wishes!
ourdramaqueen
Mar. 2nd, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh no, you must be so worried! I hope Doug will start getting better very soon. *hugs*
drgaellon
Mar. 3rd, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.
sheff_dogs
Mar. 3rd, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear this, it is very hard being the person watching your love being ill and being able to do so little to help. I hope Doug gets better from this acute attack very soon.
leathansparrow
Mar. 3rd, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
I hope he gets well soon!
engarian
Mar. 3rd, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear this, Lynn. Sending White Light to Doug and the rest of your family.

- Erulisse (one L)
ez21
Mar. 3rd, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
I hope Doug gets better soon, best wishes for a speedy recovery
Ez
gemdol
Mar. 3rd, 2013 02:04 am (UTC)
Here's to hoping he feels better and can come home soon!
sailormgm
Mar. 3rd, 2013 02:10 am (UTC)
I hope he feels better soon!
zarkia
Mar. 3rd, 2013 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh no. I also hope he's feeling better soon and that you are doing okay.
rzyna
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Best wishes to both of you and I hope he gets well soon! *hugs*
joycemocha
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
Hugs. Best wishes for a smooth recovery.
wren08
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:25 am (UTC)
Lighting a candle for him... and another for you!
kurai
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
I hope he gets better soon! That's a lot to go through in such a short period of time, wow. :(
nytetyger
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
Pain and illness is never ever a good thing--- hoping it leaves Doug and the stress vanishes for you both soonest!
laurie_ky
Mar. 3rd, 2013 03:53 am (UTC)
Hope he gets better soon, and you get some decent sleep.

Laurie
winged_kame
Mar. 3rd, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for him and sending good thoughts your way!
lisande
Mar. 3rd, 2013 08:26 am (UTC)
My thoughts are with you and Doug. May he recover soon!
zooz
Mar. 3rd, 2013 09:07 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear this. *getwellsoonhugs*
five_pm
Mar. 3rd, 2013 10:04 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear this. Hope he gets well soon!
aliettedb
Mar. 3rd, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear this. Hope he gets better soon and you can both go back home.
moonriddler_mim
Mar. 3rd, 2013 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear he's ill. I truly hope he gets better really soon. take care! *hugs*
_profiterole_
Mar. 3rd, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
I hope he recovers soon.
fendassor
Mar. 3rd, 2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
:( I hope he gets well soon and that you don't get sick with worry. Best wishes to you and your family.
wedschilde
Mar. 3rd, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Sweetie, do you need anything? Babe, anything. You let me know. I'll even bring him crab and eggplant. *hugs*

Okay maybe not good with what he has... but still!
cailleuch
Mar. 3rd, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
Oh no! A year ago that was me in the hospital. It is not fun but it will get better and in some regards it is worse on you. You are awake and not on meds so you remember everything. Good wishes for a fast recovery.
satsukiyatoji
Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
We (my sis and I) hope he gets well soon.
Big hugs.
dsgood
Mar. 3rd, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Sending wishes for good healing.
tragnon
Mar. 3rd, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Best wishes and good luck. We're all behind you out here.
aryana_filker
Mar. 3rd, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Best wishes, hugs and good thoughts.
stevie_carroll
Mar. 3rd, 2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
Ack. Hope he gets better soon.
hani
Mar. 3rd, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry!
whishastar
Mar. 4th, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear he's so sick! Even if it's not life threatening, it's scary to see a loved one so sick! I hope he has a speedy recovery. Try to take care of yourself too!
kirby_crow
Mar. 4th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh god, that sounds awful. :( Hang in there, hon. It's a bumpy road but he should be okay with care and rest. Sending good thoughts and wishes for a quick recovery. <3
jperceval
Mar. 4th, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
*hugs* to you all and healing vibes to Doug.
ihrtmr
Mar. 5th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
Don't know anything about pancreatitis, though I walked around with one gallstone for a number of years. Just that one, was enough to make me direly miserable. Don't let him procrastinate or think he can tough it out. Get rid of it. Life is so much nicer after those little suckers are gone.

Get well soon to Doug, and all the best to you and your family,
donaithnen
Mar. 5th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Eek! :( I hope it all works out okay!
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