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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:10 pm

More tests, procedures for Charlotte today, per Gill.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:05 am

Good! They need to find out what caused her to fall sick.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:56 pm

Per Gill, the doctors seem to be getting a handle on at least one of Charlotte's ailments (Ulcerative Colitis) and that "thankfully it is treatable." She is still to undergo a most unpleasant procedure/test and will be kept in hospital until at least Tuesday for more IV drips of antibiotics, steroids and blood tests. Gill adds that " but for Charlotte it will be a long haul from a medication point of view."

Mo & Gill have been at Charlotte's side, both day and night, sometimes switching off, sometimes together. It's almost a backhanded blessing that Gill is off work now so she can remain at Charlotte's side.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby RLC-GTT on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:50 pm

Charlotte will pull through this with flying colors. She is our future! ;)
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:13 am

Did some checking on the Mayo Clinic website and WebMD. Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory disease that Charlotte may have to deal with off and on for the long term. It is, thankfully, not only treatable, but manageable. They've just got to find the right treatment and management protocols. So, they all still need prayer.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 am

Glad to hear they found a diagnosis and that it´s treatable. Hopefully, she will soon be well and home again.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:22 am

Mo and I apologise that we have not been in touch with everyone as it has been pretty hectic here
and can I thank Ned personally via the forum for keeping everyone updated about Charlotte and
what she is going through at the moment bless her and here is today's update:

Well after a very long day yesterday with Charlotte it was nice to get home last night but Mo as usual
stayed with her and I have stuff to do here and then my neighbour will run me in to join Charlotte and
Mo at the hospital for the day but I thank you all for your kind words for Charlotte and she sends her
love and thanks to you all.

Sadly her HB is a bit low and they have upped the mix of IV Iron & Steroids due to her now being slightly
anaemic plus she is still having IV antibiotics but on Monday she will be started on what we call a maintenance
regime of eight tablets of different medication two of those will speed up the healing of the ulcers in her colon
like I have said it will be a long haul for her bless her but within herself she is glad that we know what the problem
is and what the road to recovery will mean for her especially when she goes back to University at the end of this
September to start year two of her degree.

Finally she will have some more blood tests today then tomorrow she will be seen by her Consultant and Mo and I
will meet with him after but there is no sign at the moment of her being discharged from hospital and we now await
a date for her to undergo the “ Full Colonoscopy Procedure “ but I will have a chat with her Consultant about that
tomorrow.

So once again I must leave it there for now and as always on behalf of the three of us I thank you all for caring
so much for Charlotte and all your kind words in your e mails

Kindest regards and best wishes to you all

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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:46 pm

Thank goodness Charlotte's got till the end of September before she's due back to school. Penn State University students are already moving in this coming week and classes here start a week from tomorrow! Praying she'll respond well to her treatments and bounce back fast so she's strong and good to go in a month!
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 am

It looks like Charlotte is well on her way to recovery even though it´s going to be a long haul. It´s good to hear she will be able to go back to university in September and start year two as planned. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:37 pm

Dear friends

At last some very good news Charlotte’s consultant has now discharged
Charlotte into mine and Mo’s care and we fetched her home from the
hospital about two hours ago and now she is resting in her own bed as
she still feels very tired bless her but it is good to have her home at last
after seven days in hospital.

Charlotte has come home with a large amount of tablet style medication
especially a large dosage iron tablet as her HB still needs to come up quite
a bit but the consultant is okay with me checking on that and I will be
doing her daily blood tests for the next two weeks and Mo can take them
into the hospital for her and they will phone me with the results.

We only have to await a date for her to undergo the “ Full Colonoscopy
Procedure “
but I will chase that up for her but all in all Charlotte is
looking a little better and she will have could care at home with Mo and
I and from time to time I will update you all on her progress.

So for now on behalf of Charlotte, Mo and myself can I thank you all for
all your kind words, comments and prayers for her they really meant a
lot to us as a family.

Best wishes to you all

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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby alamobill on Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:44 am

Gill, I know you and Mo are glad to have Charlotte home and I'm sure she is glad to be home. I hope everything goes well for all of you. Will continue to pray for you.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:39 am

Glad to hear Charlotte is back home. Charlotte is lucky in having a mom who is a nurse and who can looks after her, do blood tests, etc. Much better than having the hospital doing daily blood tests. Hopefully, the “Full Colonoscopy Procedure“ won´t be too hard on Charlotte.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby K Hale on Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:50 pm

Shouldn't be; my mom had one done and said it was no big deal. You are in light anesthesia for it.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:29 am

I had both a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy done in the same hospital appointment. That's up from the bottom and down from the top. The only pain was all the paperwork that had to be filled out!!! The anesthesia they used was I guess what Kristi said -- light. Friend Rocco explained before hand that I would not know a thing but would be able to answer questions and hold conversations with the doctor and not remember doing so. The nurse gave me the anesthesia, they started to wheel me out, and that's ALL I remember until I "woke up" after it was all finished. I often wonder what kinds of secrets they pried out of me during my unawareness. LOL. The process is a breeze! ;)
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:46 am

Thank God, for anesthesia!

I often wonder what kinds of secrets they pried out of me during my unawareness. LOL.


I´m sure we all do. The location of the treasure of San Saba, maybe? :D
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby SantaClaus on Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:20 pm

Any news about Charlotte? Is Gill's arm mending? How's Mo?
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:28 am

SantaClaus wrote:Any news about Charlotte? Is Gill's arm mending? How's Mo?

Latest from Gill:
Tuesday 22nd August 2017

I apologise for the lack of an update as Charlotte had been doing pretty well but Charlotte
was not well at all by late Sunday night and Mo and I took her back to the hospital for a
check-up yesterday and her HB is very low again so she was given an IV iron infusion and
her medication has been upped and then we picked her up last night and brought her home
and today she has just resting up but her own Doctor will be out later this morning to see
her and do some bloods well it will save me doing it then tomorrow I have to take Mo to see
his Doctor at 09.00am about his high blood pressure issues and me well the injury to my
ripped tendon is slowly getting better but I am still having to attend physiotherapy sessions
at our hospital.

I will be in touch later

Best wishes

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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby SantaClaus on Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:54 am

Thank you, Ned, for posting Gill's update. There sure is a lot of get-welling to do at the Jones house.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 am

What a mess with all three being ill at the same time. :(
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:30 pm

Firstly thank you all for your kind words for Charlotte as I have
said before they mean so very much to us all here.

It has been a bit of a rough week for her but today she seems
slightly better but there are major concerns about her HB
count which is still very low but the load of medication she
has to take is at last looking like it is starting to work bless
her but another worry is her dramatic weight loss nearly
two stone since she became ill and now we await the results
of the latest blood tests but she is in good hands here with Mo
and myself.

Me I am still of work with this ripped tendon in the top
of my left arm but I do my exercises and still have to
attend my physiotherapy appointments at the hospital.
Mo is still having slight high pressure issues but his own
Doctor has put him on stronger medication so that is
how it is of today but we are all fighting this with great
gusto

So once again our thanks to you all for caring about us
here

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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:13 pm

Wow, Gill! I just looked up "2 stone" in pounds and 28 pounds is a lot to lose for someone like Charlotte who looked like she was "just right". And in such a short time as well. Prayers that she'll be able to get everything stabilized so she can eat and get built back up. Glad that you and Mo are taking care of yourselves as well. Prayers for all three of you and your doctors!
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby RLC-GTT on Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:20 pm

AlamoGill wrote:. . . we are all fighting this with great
gusto . . .

And this will win the fight!!! Welsh scrappiness plus Welsh positiveness! You've got it all. ;)
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:39 am

Good to hear the medication for the low HB count is beginning to work. When it gets back to normal she´ll put on weight again.

we are all fighting this with great gusto


Great! You just keep doing that and you´ll all be back on your feet soon.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:55 pm

Thank you all again for your kind words

Charlotte seems a little better today bless her as her medication now really starts to work on her

Regards

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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:40 pm

Yea! That's great news and hopefully it's the beginning of the turn around for the better. Prayers continue!
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby mrbassbone on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:58 am

Gill, what do you mean by HB Count? Hemoglobin?
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi Shell

Charlotte has had seriously low HB counts since she has been ill but since the
medication started including a high strength iron treatment her HB count has
gone up from 68 to 88 and is now 118 it should be between 120 to 140 these
figures come from the figures we use in the UK but it is looking good for her
and I will take some more blood from her tomorrow for testing but both Mo
and I are more than pleased with her present progress as she has had a real
rough time of it recently.

Below is a simple breakdown of HB but no doubt you already know all of this

Best wishes

Gill

A low hemoglobin count is a commonly seen blood test result. Hemoglobin (Hb or Hgb) is
a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body.

In many cases, a low hemoglobin count is only slightly lower than normal and doesn't affect
how you feel. If it gets more severe and causes symptoms, your low hemoglobin count may
indicate you have anaemia.

A low hemoglobin count is generally defined as less than 13.5 grams of hemoglobin per
deciliter (135 grams per litre) of blood for men and less than 12 grams per deciliter
(120 grams per litre) for women. In children, the definition varies with age and sex.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:32 pm

Great news that Charlotte's hemoglobin count has come up so well. We'll pray it up the rest of the way! Thank goodness for iron treatments! I hope that with the better HB numbers, she is feeling more like herself. I also hope you and Mo are feeling better as well.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby mrbassbone on Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:59 pm

Thanks for the reply, Gil. It is what I thought it was, but wanted to be sure. Glad to hear that it is on the upswing. I had a not so good spike in my Hemoglobin A1c levels. From a fantastic 5.5 it spiked to 6.0 and that is NOT good.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby SantaClaus on Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:35 pm

Thanks for explaining HB, Gill. All this time I thought HB was something to with how TV was broadcast and received, as in High Befinition, or HBTV. ;)
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby mrbassbone on Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:16 pm

SantaClaus wrote:Thanks for explaining HB, Gill. All this time I thought HB was something to with how TV was broadcast and received, as in High Befinition, or HBTV. ;)

In MY Case, Hemoglobin A1c is Hemoglobin Airman 1st Class...LOLOLOL
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:22 pm

Just a quick update

We all went for a long walk around the village yesterday so here are some
photos for you all yep Charlotte thankfully is on the mend at last bless her
and thank you all for your love and support for her

Best as always

Gill & Mo
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby SantaClaus on Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:34 pm

That's wonderful news. Thanks for posting the pictures. The 3 of you look great. :D
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:40 pm

Yea! So good to see Charlotte up and around and looking stronger. Will she be able to go back to her second year of university on time? I'm still praying for full recovery for all three of you.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 pm

Warms my heart to see that girl -- and all those smiles!!!!! :D WELCOME BACK, CHARLOTTE!!!
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby alamobill on Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:50 am

So happy to see you all up and about. May all of you continue to improve. Still keeping you in my prayers.
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby Seguin on Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:30 am

Great photos! Charlotte look her old self again. :)
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby AlamoGill on Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:32 pm

Thank you again for all your kind words for Charlotte

Sadly overnight we had a big flare up of her condition but she seems
a little better this afternoon bless her

Regards to all

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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:08 pm

Phooey! Sorry to hear it and I hope the flareups stop.

Will she be able to get back to university on time, or will she have to take some time off?
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Re: News From Mo, Gill & Charlotte In Wales

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:55 pm

While Charlotte will still have to live with restrictions for the time being, the good news from Gill is that Char will
be able to return to university on schedule.
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