Sunday, May 21, 2017

Son John is Very Sick

John is 30 years old.  For the last two decades he has lived with Type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes.  Four weeks ago John's blood sugars went low and he fell into a coma.  A friend found him.


John has been in the hospital ever since, with two long stays in the intensive care unit.  The poor guy has had issues with his heart, lungs, kidneys and most other life systems, and now he is 
coping with a serious allergic reaction to some of the medications he was given.

I have kept this blog going as my way of pretending that life is normal.  But, it isn't.
The blog will be on hiatus until John's situation is resolved and my mood lifts.

34 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Jack I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I will absolutely send John extra positive vibes from Perth. We will miss you but family comes first.. take care of yourselves x0x

brattcat said...

please know, jack, that there are many people who care and hope your son's challenging health issues resolve in a positive way. you have a network of invisible hands holding you and your family close. take care.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Thank you for sharing with us. You have contributed so much to the City Daily Photo community. Contributing can be therapeutic. But, you are right, there comes a time when it becomes an added stress and starts to overwhelm. Please stop back once in a while to give up updates... if you can.

You and your son are in my thoughts.


Janis
GDP

Kate said...

Jack, words are insufficient during trying times such as these. It is my wish that the current situation unfolds in a positive way to help heal your son's body. It is difficult for you and I hold you and your family in my heart, hope for a good outcome, and send kind and loving thoughts aloft to a higher power.

Gunn said...

So sorry to hear the sad news.
Both myself and my husband hope that things change for the better soon.
Our thoughts are with John and the rest of the family.

Gunn and Steve ( in Stavanger/ Norway.)

Luis Gomez said...

Jack, so sorry to hear this. I hope John gets better soon. Big hug to you both.

Ed said...

My prayers are with you and your son.

Rachel said...

Sending healing prayers his way for a smooth recovery. Love to the whole family, Rachel Felson

Lois said...

I am so sorry Jack. My prayers are with you, your son and your entire family.

Linda said...

Best wishes to you and your family. I know it is awful when medicine goes wrong. Stay strong while your son recovers.

Janet said...

Jack, I am praying for John and your family. May God give hope, healing and comfort, and may you feel His presence surround you.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, it was obvious that something bad was going on with you or your family. I am so sorry to hear this news. Here is hoping John recovers from this crisis. Our best wishes and positive energy go to you and especially to John.

magiceye said...

So sorry to hear that. Get well soon wishes for John. You take care.

Susan Bauer said...

I understand completely as I am dealing with health issues with my partner of 16 years which was part of my response months back which prompted you to unfriend me on FB. We never know what people are going through beneath the veil of normalcy. I send only positive thoughts and empathy to you and your son in his current health struggle.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. We will miss you but, I understand completely. I will be sending positive thoughts your way! Take care!

William Kendall said...

I will keep your family in my thoughts. I hope the doctors and nurses are able to help him through this.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

so sorry to read that, Jack. You will be in my thoughts.

RedPat said...

So sorry to hear this news, Jack. I will be thinking of you many times and sending some positive vibes your way I hope. Be sure to take care of yourself good friend.

bill burke said...

So sorry to hear this Jack. Best wishes and positive thoughts for both you and John.

Michelle said...

Sending you, and John, all the positive energy and prayers I can muster.

Geneva Daily Photo said...

So very sorry to read your post. We are sending up prayers for strength, for peace, and above all, for healing.

Small City Scenes said...

Always hoping for the best. Good luck.
MB

Tanya Breese said...

Oh Jack....I am so very, very sorry....you and John are in my prayers ❤

Bob Crowe said...

I am not a praying kind of person, but every positive thought I have is going your way.

Kay said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear this, Jack. I was hoping your "complications" were more simple annoyances. Diabetes is nasty and cruel. John and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take good care of yourself in these difficult times.

Halcyon said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your son's health troubles, Jack. I am thinking of both of you and your family during this time. Hope he makes a full recovery.

CaT said...

Oh no! Wishing you, your son and everyone around you all the best.

Karl Demetz said...

Jack, I'm so sorry to hear this. Praying and hoping for the best.

Dan Russell said...

Thank you for all your great photos. Hoping for the best for you and your son.

VP said...

I am so sorry, Jack. I hope John gets better soon...

Joan Perry said...

I am so sorry to hear this. There is nothing worse than watching our children suffer. I hope for healing for your son.

Linda said...

Jack, I just found your blog and am so sorry to hear this. I will keep your son in my prayers. You have a lovely blog.

SRQ said...

Focus on what's important, Jack. Please continue to keep us updated....and know that many of us in the CDP community are praying for your son. We'll be here when you return.

Merisi Vienna said...

Life is not fair. No child should suffer like John did and no parent should have to go through what you did. I cannot express in words the empathy I feel for you all. All I can do to hope that it is true that good thoughts reach and touch you and help you all go through this tremendous loss.
My thoughts and love to all of you,
Merisi