Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pretty Darn Wicked Stuff

We had a scare last weekend; one of our dearest friends in the world contracted Bacterial Meningitis and it was pretty serious. We went down to FL, came home Wed. night and I'm going back down Fri. AM to stay for a few days. She is doing much better and came home from the hospital today. It was determined that her ear infection developed into bact. meningitis from the strep bacteria, so in essence she got it from herself. It's not common, but it's not that rare, either. Tons of people have ear infections, and only a few become this serious.
I would appreciate your prayers for my friend's continued recovery, as it sometimes affects the heart, too. She has to see a cardiologist in a month to determine if there are any issues there, but hopefully not. We are truly grateful to God to have her back home and on the mend.
Hope to be back to blog land fairly soon - everyone, please take care.

28 comments:

nutmegg said...

Hi Carolyn, I will be sending good thoughts and best wishes for a full recovery of you friend...take care ..Margaret..xo

Mel said...

Carolyn, so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope all goes well for her and that they have caught it in enough time so that she doesn't have lingering issues.
Those darn ears anyways... they do seem susceptible to infection (and the kind alot of people ignore).
*hugs*

Karen said...

I hope she is has a speedy recovery. Had a friend who had the same thing happen and it can get very serious!!! Take good care of her.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Glad she is doing alot better... hope she continues to improve.

Jan said...

You are a good friend, Carolyn and I will most certainly be praying for a full and swift recovery soon!

Lana said...

They are definitely in my prayers!

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Cindy F. said...

Oh my gosh Carolyn! I'm so sorry that happened to your friend. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

Sadie said...

So glad to hear that your friend is on the road to recovery. I will keep her in my thoughts.

dianemi said...

Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I will be holding you both in my thoughts and prayers. Have a safe trip. ((hugs)) di

Vonna said...

Oh Carolyn, I will definitely keep your friend in my prayer. I'm a Clinical Microbiologist, and I'll say in my 15 year career, I've seen this twice. Both times in older adults, both times fatal. Scarey. I hope that the strep does not have any lasting effects or cause enodcarditis in your friend.

Sherry said...

I am so sorry about your friend and hope she makes a full recovery. I had a menigitis inflamation once that was bad enough. The meds helped alot but it could have turned into full blown meningitis if it had not been caught in time.

Terry said...

Glad to hear that she is better and coming home. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Hope everything goes well with her cardiologist visit.

StitchinKat said...

How can she not get better with her good friend there to support and help her (that would be you, of course!) Best wishes for a full recovery for her, and a hug for you Carolyn!

Marion said...

Scary!!
Prayers for your dear friend!!!
Take care
Marion

Gabi said...

That's terrible how a ear infection can develop in something that dangerous. I really hope she will be better soon.

CindyMae said...

Your friend will be in my prayers and thoughts!!!

Nancy said...

How nice to have a friend like you that she can count on during this illness. I hope she has a full recovery!

Shelleen said...

prayers for your friend and a speedy recovery

Rene la Frog said...

Will continue to keep your friend in my thought and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery with no complications

TraceyDNJ said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your friend has been so sick. I hope that she's better soon!

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope and pray she has a speedy recovery with no lasting problems.

RuthB said...

Prayers! Many, many prayers.

How's she doing?

Meari said...

Oooh, hope your friend recovers quickly. How nice of you to stay with her.

Michele said...

Hope your friend is doing better! very scary stuff!

Claudia E said...

Carolyn, I'm so glad to hear that your friend is doing better! I hope that her recovery continues in a swift and complete manner.
Claudia

Chiloe said...

I hope your friend is doing better. What a scare... I didn't know it could happen this way and I really think we shouldn't know what could happen to us. We'll be so scare otherwise just to breathe ... My brother got one when he was 5 yo ...

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