Prayers for a friend

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  1. grandmatoall

    grandmatoall Bobbi, Sandy and Roxy. RIP Leo, TJ and Lilly

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    Stephanie is a close family friend. Another adopted daughter. She and JoOnni work together.

    She is in ICU and has been for a few days. She caught the flu virus and it turned into pneumonia. Her blood pressure dropped to 70/30. And has remained unstable until this morning. They have been packing her in ice to bring her 105* temps down. Finally this morning her temp broke. PTL. They have a pressure mask on to force air into her lungs and help her breathe. They tried to wean her off of it and she immediately got worse. She is expected to remain in ICU for a few more days until they can get her stable. She improves a bit then gets really bad again.

    Please pray for her. She is like a daughter to me and a best friend to JoOnni. Thank you so much.
     
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    Candy Owner/Admin Staff Member

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    How sad, sending prayers to your Friend that she will be ok !
    This Flu is nasty !:prayer:
     
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    I'm so sorry Bobbi, and will keep Stephanie in my thoughts and prayers. I hope she will feel better soon and has a full recovery from this. I had read that there was a horrible flu bug that turned into pneumonia that was really bad and that many people were being hospitalized and severely sick.
     
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  4. LynnR

    LynnR Lynn, Calleigh, Maggie &Molly, Patti

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    I'm so, so sorry you friend is so sick, :prayer: for a speedy recovery now that her fever has broke.
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    grandmatoall Bobbi, Sandy and Roxy. RIP Leo, TJ and Lilly

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    Thank you for your prayers. Yes, this viral flu is very bad. There have been several deaths here in Idaho due to it. People don't realize they are so sick and wait too long to get help. Steph almost did. She wanted to wait until morning but her son wouldn't back down and took her in anyway. It is a good thing he did. After 10 hours of trying to save her, they moved her to ICU. It has been touch and go since then. This is her 3rd day in ICU.
     
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    Thank goodness her son took her in to Emerg when he did. Quick thinking on his part. Hopefully they will be able to extubate her and get her off the ventilator breathing on her own. Continued prayers. :prayer:
     
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    grandmatoall Bobbi, Sandy and Roxy. RIP Leo, TJ and Lilly

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    Thank you Cory. I will pass it on. Hugs.
     
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    LynnR Lynn, Calleigh, Maggie &Molly, Patti

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    Continued :prayer: for your friend!
     
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    grandmatoall Bobbi, Sandy and Roxy. RIP Leo, TJ and Lilly

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    Update:

    They have reduced the time she spends on the BiPap machine to night time and when she struggles through the day. They are going to try to get her up to a chair by the bed. She is extremely weak and still spiking a temp but not so high. She is very confused which is normal for what she is going through. They had to change from high strength Tylenol to something else because your body can't handle it for long periods of time.

    Things are slowly turning around. Thank you for the prayers. They are helping a lot. Please continue praying. She has a long way to go yet.

    Hugs and much love.
    Bobbi
     
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    Thanks for the update,praying she will get better each day:prayer:
     
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    Definitely continuing prayers for Stephanie.
     
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    LynnR Lynn, Calleigh, Maggie &Molly, Patti

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    Continued :prayer: for Stephanie. It must be so scary!
     
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    grandmatoall Bobbi, Sandy and Roxy. RIP Leo, TJ and Lilly

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    Update:

    Steph is doing better. The BiPap machine was bothering her so they changed to an oxygen mask and she tolerated it well. Her temp only hit 100.2 which is much better. Breathing treatments every 4 hours 24/7. Pain meds are working well as long as they don't skip one.
    Things are looking better. She is still in ICU for a few more days.
    Thank you for your prayers. They work.
     
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    That is good news, i hope she gets better each Day !
     
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