Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hospital Visit

It's been a rough week for Jayme, but we think things will start to improve. He is currently in Shawnee Mission Medical Center and should be home sometime tomorrow. Last night he was having abdominal pain, nausea, and had not had much to eat or drink over the past several days. I took him to the ER and they admitted him. Turns out his white blood count was severely low, he was dehydrated and had a bowel obstruction. He has been given lots of IV fluids and antibiotics and is feeling better. His nausea has decreased and his appetite improved. They've had him in isolation due to the low white count, which is common in chemo patients. He tried to persuade the staff to let him recover at home since "the worst place to be if you don't want to get sick is the hospital"! He lost that argument.

He is not up to visitors, but loves the emails, texts and cards. He thanks everyone for their love and concern. And so do I.


  1. Get well and get home soon, Jayme! You've got a tidal surge of prayers and good wishes buoying you up.

  2. Get stronger soon Jayme!! We sure do miss you around here. I have been thinking about you daily, wishing there was something that I could do to help you thru this. I am always here if you or your family need anything.

    Riki Stecklein

  3. Jayme.... Please know I see and hold you in the Highest of Good! Miss you folks!

    Love always,


  4. Jayme-Massive prayers going up for stronger, healthier days ahead...at HOME!!
    Love to you all!!!
    Scott & AJ

  5. Hey Bro, Remember back to those EST classes,
    I believe there was something about " Intent"
    as in you get what you focus your energy/thoughts
    on, good or bad . I remember doing an excircise
    on intending to get a great parking space and dare if it didn't work on a regular basis, go figure. What are you Intending right now?
    I see you eating an organic banana, Love #6

  6. Loved being home with you this weekend! And love our "time only" slot we fit in. Makes me happy to see you feeling better. You're an inspiration to many. Love you Dad :)


  7. Jennifer HigginbothamApril 14, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    I hope you are feeling better! You are in my thoughts and prayers....keep fighting Jayme!