Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Boy Oh Boy!

I am so thankful for so many nice thoughts and prayers from so many wonderful friends - thank you very much!!

I am still in the hospital - tomorrow it will be a week I have been here. Today is the first day that I have felt well. I have double phenomena and was septic (I don't know how to spell that). My blood pressure was critically low and is now finally under control. I still have various problems, but am on the road to recovery and just taking it one day at a time.

This illness came on so suddenly and has been far more dehabilitating and painful than anything I have ever experienced. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends for taking such good care of me and my family. And so lucky to have Billy to pick up the slack with the children and to also take care of me as well.

I am doing well - I miss blogging and I miss you all. I will not be back to visiting sites for a while, but wanted to touch base to say thank for your kind comments and let you know that I can't wait to get back to posting and visiting all of you soon.

I hope everyone has been well in my absense and that you all had a good Easter. I will see you soon.

78 comments:

Pam said...

I'm glad that you are getting better....I'm sorry it is so painful and terrible to be going through, but I am glad you are getting better. Take your time, rest, relax, and we will be here when you are back up and getting around. Until then, know that we are all praying for you!

Andrea said...

I'm glad you are on the mend. Hang in there, Kellan!

We all miss you, but please take the time that you need before returning.

Thanks for keeping us posted!

Kelly said...

SO good to hear from you and know you are on the road to recovery. How scary that must have been. I imagine you'll be very happy to get back home and in your own bed and bath! Take care, rest up.

multipleblessings said...

Man, I hope you feel better soon! That sounds awful!... Take care of yourself!

Julie

Amy said...

Your poor thing. I hope you are well very soon. Take care of yourself. I miss ya!

Kami said...

Oh my goodness Kellan, I just asked my mom what septic is... YIKES! I am so happy to hear you are on the road to recovery. I have thought about you lots this week and was praying you were getting better.

Jack had his surgery today and it went really well. I was so stressed so I can't even imagine what you family has been going through.

Love and hugs dear friend!

Karen said...

Kellan, it's wonderful to hear from you. Keep resting and take care of yourself. We're praying for you.

Mary said...

Kellen, focus on getting yourself well again. We'll all still be here when you are well enough to blog :)
Take care!

Shellie said...

I'm sorry you have been so miserable and glad you're getting better now. It makes you really appreciate health and how fleeting it is!

Holly said...

Take care of yourself Kellan. I hope you're home soon.

Maria said...

Kellan, I've been thinking about you! I'm glad to hear that you're finally feeling a little better! My son suddenly spiked a high temp yesterday and you and Amy made me wonder if he had Pnuemonia or meningitis. He's better today, though. I'll be checking back to see how you're doing. How scary how fast it came on!

Kelli said...

I have been so worried about you,you were fine one day having fun cutting your hair and then in the hospital. Get well soon and come on back to the party. We miss you. On the upside, you get rest weather you wanted it or not.

MamaGeek said...

Welcome back! Hope you and the fam had a wonderful Easter. Get better soon Kellan. THOSE ARE ORDERS.

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. It was good to hear from you today. You had us all very worried. Take care of yourself.

Hugz,
Tami

Brittany said...

Oh, Kellan!! I have been praying for you, and I am so glad you're feeling better!!!!! Keep resting and getting stronger! **hugs**

Kathryn said...

Thank goodness, Kellan! I've been checking back here a few times a day to make sure you are doing well. I'm so glad you updated us, and that you are on the road to recovery! Whew!
Hang in there, woman! Prayers are headed your way!

utmomof5 said...

Thanks for the update -- I have been thinking of you. Glad to hear you are doing better and also glad you are being smart and not taking things too fast!

Christina

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I am so glad you posted today, I was thinking of you. I am glad that you are on your way to recovery. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

The Boyds Family said...

Thanks for the update, Kellan.

I've been thinking about you and praying for your recovery. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Take it easy so you can come back and entertain us again. We miss you greatly!

Take care!
Yvette

Dawn said...

Thank you for the update Kellan. I've thought of you often over the past few days and have been worried about you. I'm glad your feeling a little better. I'll continue to pray for you and your recovery.

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

Get well, Kellan!

JCK said...

You've heard it right here. Mama Geek's marching orders: GET WELL, KELLAN! We'll be here whenever you are ready. Love the new do picture in the upper right hand corner!

forgetfulone said...

I'm glad you're feeling better and look forward to your return when you're feeling 100%.

pb&j in a bowl said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I was getting worried about ya. take it easy and get plenty of rest.

JO-N said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are feeling better. Rest more, Kellan.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I'm so happy to hear that you're on the road to recovery! So crazy how fast it all happened! I hope you're feeling MUCH better soon! Take care!

R Family of 4 said...

Oh Kellan I am so sorry to hear you have been so sick. I am glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. I hope that road is smooth and quick. Take Care!

Leah said...

Wow Kellan, I'm glad to hear you're on the mend, but that's SCARY what you've been through!! I've never heard of pneumonia coming on so quickly and going septic on top of it!!! It's a good thing you didn't put off going to the doctor!! HUGS and MORE HUGS. I hope your recovery continues to go well... My thoughts are with you!

Carl & Kathy Heppner said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Make sure that you get all the rest that you need so you can make a full recovery, okay?

bermudabluez said...

Still sending prayers your way, Kellan! So sorry to hear you are still in the hospital. I hope you are on the mend and home in your own bed soon. I think that always helps. Thanks so much for keeping us updated. And get all the rest you possibly can!! Hugs, Jeanne

kim-d said...

Kellan Renee! I was SO HAPPY to find this update when I checked in this morning. You just get yourself well, girl! None of us are going anywhere, and we'll be right here when you're back at full power! I really DO miss getting comments from you, though--so, know you ARE missed. The prayers for a speedy recovery will continue!

Have a wonderful day, Kellan Renee!

Bren said...

I was just thinking of you today. I'm so glad you posted. Here's to a speedy recovery, my friend. You are missed!

frog ponds rock... said...

You just concentrate on getting better Kellan... don't worry about commenting at all....

I wish that I could send you over a pot of chicken soup...

Take care Sweety and don't try and rush your recovery...

(((hugs))) Kim

Laura said...

Prayers, hugs and get well wishes.

Toni said...

Kellan-

So glad that you are on the road to recovery; I have been worried. Take care and we are all thinking of and praying for you! xoxoxoxo

OHmommy said...

Take care of yourself Kellan. Glad you are feeling a little better. So sorry you have gone through so much. You are greatly missed.

Debbie in NC said...

Wow Kellan, good to see you are doing much better. Had us worried! You take care of yourself!!

Amanda said...

Don't worry about visiting sites. We'll all still be here and thinking of you. Concentrate on getting better. Take care.

Queen of My Domain said...

I'm so glad to hear your doing better. Keep resting and we will see you when your feeling better.

Patti said...

So glad to hear from you Kellan. Just take care of you! Hugs!

Eagles' Wings said...

So glad you are OK. Welcome back.

Crystal said...

You poor thing! I am so glad that you are on the upswing.
Rest up and we'll give you lots of bloggy love when you are back.

Tammy said...

So glad you are starting to feel better.

We miss you!

Courtney said...

I'm so glad there was a post from you today. I'm glad you are on the mend and so sorry for all the pain and suffering you have gone through. Can't wait till your back full time.

girlymom said...

Kellan~ I am so thankful to hear from you and know that you are ok. I wish you were home, feeling better and back on your feet 'running' around at your regular pace. Until then, know that I am thinking about ya and praying for the homecoming day.

And to Billy and the fam... Thanks for taking such good care of Kellan. I can't imagine how hard it must be on all of you, but you are in my prayers as well!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

So glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Take care of yourself!!!!

Family Adventure said...

Dearest Kellan, You take good care of yourself. It sounds very, very scary, what you have/had, but I am relieved to hear you are feeling better now.

Please tell Billy to keep doing a good job taking care of you and the kiddies.

Big hugs!!!!!!

Heidi

Steph said...

Kellan, Glad to know you are OK I was starting to wonder why you weren't comming up on my reader :) take care of yourself, we are all here for you!

Kimmie said...

Goodness....a week in the hospital?????

Feel better!! Huge Hugs, chickie!!!!!!!

This Southern Belle said...

Yay! I am so glad that you are finally on the mend!

Meg said...

Kellan, you have been on my mind, thank goodness you are getting better! Wow...a week and double pneumonia AND septic!!! BLESS your heart!!

Get better we miss you, HUGS!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This is very scary--I'm sure it's been hard on you and your family. I'm glad you're on the mend. You are so kind to keep us posted.

Val Cox said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better and making a recovery. Please take your time before jumping back onto the computer, your kids will need you most of all!

E said...

Isn't it sweetly amazing to have this community and feel its power. Sending you lots of good vibes here.

carrie said...

Thank you for the update Kellan! I will continue to keep you in my thoughts.

girlytwins said...

Happy to hear that you are on the mend. My grandma was in the hospital with double pnemonia and severe dehydration last week too. It was pretty awful. Still sending you warm thoughts.

Thank goodness for family :)

Kaci said...

Awhhh man! Hope you recover quickly!!! :( XOXO

Kaci said...

Awhhh man! Hope you recover quickly!!! :( XOXO

Laurie M. said...

Hugs to you! Hope you are back to your old self soon!

Becky said...

I'm glad to hear you're beginning to feel a little better. I knew it must've been something else for YOU to not blog like usual. Take care to rest and ease back into things though. We all know your propensity to jump in with both feet, and we wouldn't want you to relapse.

Praying you'll be back to 100% soon! ((hugs))

Steph said...

Glad to hear that you are getting better. Best wishes for a continued and speedy recovery!!

bren j. said...

Thanks for the update! Hope to see you back soon!

Joanna said...

Kellan, that's so scary how fast that hit. Been thinking about you and praying for you and your family.
A week in the hospital?? I hope someone has slipped you some chocolate!

Miss you! Take it easy.

Kami said...

Thanks to you for taking the time to come by yesterday!

Get better soon, ya hear!

You are missed:-)

Happy Days said...

Kellan,
I have been away for awhile and just checked in. I can't beleive that you got this sick! I hope that you are feeling better soon. Take care, this is serious stuff! Hang in there!

Em said...

glad you are feeling better, see ya soon

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Glad to hear you feeling better, chickie. Hopefully you'll be home again soon.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I am glad you're on the mend. Take care of you and know that you're missed out here!

LunaNik said...

Oh my darling Kellan...hurry up and get well will ya!! We miss you terribly! Hugs and kisses!!

P.S. Glad you're feeling at least a little bit better!!

justabeachkat said...

Hi sweet friend! Oh.My.Word! I leave town for a few weeks and you go and end up in the hospital. What the heck?! I'm so sorry! I'll send up prayers you're much better real soon. Gosh, it seems f-o-r-e-v-e-r since I've been able to visit you. You've been very busy and I've enjoyed each and every post (and photo) I've missed. BTW, I love your new "do". I think you should keep it short. Very cute.

We had a ball on our California trip, but it's always nice to return home. I'm still gradually catching up on things around here. (Just in time before company comes next week...our daughter and my Mom and Aunt.)

Get well soon...ok? We miss you.

Hugs!
Kat

Cathy said...

Good to hear you're doing better. Sounds like a rough time. Keep us posted on your progress, and I hope to hear you are home soon.

Stacie said...

GUUUURRRRLLLL get your rest...we will wait for you...

Glad you are on the mend.

Sonia said...

I am glad that you are getting better! Hopefully you will be home again soon!

Melissa said...

I'm glad we finally heard from you, I was starting to get worried! Get better soon and don't worry about blogging or reading blogs....just worry about getting well!

Jen said...

Oh man, you've had four children, and this is the most painful thing you've ever experienced? Ouch. I really hope you are back to normal soon. I'm sure there are some people who need yelled at after all. ; ) Seriously, I miss you and hope you feel better.

CY said...

Great to hear that. Get well soon, we miss your postings, Kellan.

Valarie said...

SO glad to hear you are doing better. Get rest and get well!

Don Mills Diva said...

Glad to hear that you're on the mend Kellan - so scary!

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