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Sunshine
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425 posted 01-08-2005 06:30 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Sometimes, it's the therapist/nurse that knows what is really needed in the healing process.  Rebecca remains in our prayers.  I know that both Fagin and I are together in wanting her out of there, and back home again!
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426 posted 01-08-2005 04:38 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

Rebecca, my prayers continue for you and I'm hoping the New Year will bring much healing to you.

I keep your family in my prayers also.

hugs hon ... Marti

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
–St. Francis of Assisi

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427 posted 01-10-2005 08:38 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Hoping to hear that Becca is up in the chair daily, and gaining a little strength?  I too, keep her close at heart, and she never wanders far from my thoughts.  
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428 posted 01-12-2005 11:17 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Thinking of you, Becky.   ....jo
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429 posted 01-12-2005 11:54 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Thank you all so much.  Fagin, your prayer is beautiful and of course everyones prayers and good wishes are greatly appreciated. I'll be sure to tell Sam of the extra birthday wishes, too.  Thanks.

Rebecca was having more bleeding again with purplish skin and yellow whites in her eyes, and very swollen Mon. She said she thought she was dieing Sun. night as she couldn't breathe. They said they were going to do an upper GI to see if they can find where the blood's coming from.  This afternoon I called as it was horribly foggy and I was afraid I'd wind up in Indiana if I attempted that 2 hour drive unable to see signs.  To my surprise they'd moved her back up on the 10th floor.  I talked to her nurse who said Rebecca's still on all the same medications, just in a different room.  She said the upper GI was just done today so they had no results yet.  I'll let you know more when I do.
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430 posted 01-13-2005 02:17 AM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

We're still praying Sandgrain.  Please tell her.  Love, Joyce
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431 posted 01-13-2005 03:52 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*hearthugs* and prayers

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432 posted 01-13-2005 10:30 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

~prayers continuing~
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Sandgrain...it must be so hard to be so far away from her.  My thoughts continue to be with you both!  
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434 posted 01-13-2005 01:47 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I hope to hear that you are smiling today Rae.  How hard this has to be on all of you.  My prayers are always with the family down there.
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435 posted 01-13-2005 02:00 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Sandgrain:  Thanks for taking time to let us know about Rebecca.  What a horrible ordeal for all of you.  Prayers never cease and hope is still high!

Love
Betty Lou

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436 posted 01-13-2005 06:54 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Please tell her we are praying hard and we miss her. Mike and Shawna
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437 posted 01-14-2005 10:37 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Both Sharon and I received an update from Rebecca's Mom, Rae today, and it is good news.  I have taken out parts that would be of interest to her friends here, and please continue lighting those candles, and saying those prayers.  They are working!

After 5 long weeks in Intensive Care Unit, Rebecca was moved to a regular hospital room in the stem cell transplant unit.  Her swelling is down from what it was and she has a splotchy red rash everywhere, which is an improvement from the purple color she was.  Creases in her elbows are cracked open. She's not yet able to eat, the nurse tells me.  Her physical therapist bent her arm and leg joints and actually lifted her to a sitting position for a couple minutes.  Rebecca said that hurt her spine and her legs hurt after therapy, but she's been laying still (except for being turned side to side these past 7-10 days and in a reclining chair once) for 5 weeks.
  
She's able to work the remote to raise and lower the head of her bed, and the other one for the t.v. she had on when we came.

She's still on all the medications she was, plus more steroids again, and gets dialysis through her juggler vein.

I brought many of the beautiful inspiring poems and comments written for her from the "Passions in Poetry" forum and read them to her.  She'd utter, "Louder," or point to her right ear, the one she can hear out of, if it's loud enough.  She said she can feel the comforting presence of prayers being said for her.  When I read one poet's comment that he underwent transplants she knew who it was.  I named as many as I could think of who are praying for her that she wouldn't have known.  Ramona brought her a cute little orange tiger.  Becca asked for it and took the ribbon off.  The Rubic cube is on her night stand.
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She said it's so nice to be back in that unit she calls 'home'.  She was awake most of the time we were there between 11 am - 2:30 pm.  I was surprised, as the pysical therapy was quite a workout for her. She napped for a half hour when we went for lunch and was really sleepy when we left.

Good report!

Candles burns brightly
Until Rebecca is home
With us once again



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438 posted 01-15-2005 07:58 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Yes, very good news,

Thank you Sharon for keeping us in touch~~

M
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439 posted 01-15-2005 09:34 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Yes, thankyou Sharon for updating us.
Prayers shall continue for dear Becky.
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Sharon:  Thanks so much for sharing this with us.  Sounds really promising for Rebecca and I do hope there will be progress every day.  I am always praying for her and sending her cards. Hoping someday she can read them herself!

Love
Betty Lou

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441 posted 01-15-2005 03:06 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Sharon posted a rather funny poem in the Open Forum of how she and Rebecca first met, and shared time on ICQ when Pipp was only starting out.  It is very humorous and she has asked that everyone also send some humor to her, as there truly is no better medicine than laughter.

If you have a funny story poem for Rebecca to be read by visitors to her, please post it.  Here is the link to Sharon's post yeserday in Open:
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum91/HTML/002928.html

Becca has a great sense of humor and loves having things from Passions In Poetry read to her by her Mom, Rae or visitors.  As soon as I hear from Rae, regarding Becca's new room number and the address of the hospital I will post it here.  When it is posted folks, let's send her those cards and wishes, she would love to see them!
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Thanks so much for the update. We are praying daily for her and we know that the Lord is listening.
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443 posted 01-15-2005 07:45 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Hi again everyone,

I heard from Sandgrain and she said Rebecca would love to get cards, letters, poems, whatever you wish to send would be wonderful!  Here is the address to send your mail to:

Rebecca Grant
Rush Univeristy Medical Center
10 Kellogg Rm. 1031
1653 W. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60612

Oh happy day!  Let's fill that room to the rafters shall we?  
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I'll make sure to send her something. Thanks for the information girl.

Thinking of you daily Becca. (((((HUGS)))))
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445 posted 01-16-2005 12:33 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Mail on the way!

Betty Lou

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446 posted 01-16-2005 05:20 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Thanks Sharon for this imformation.

Mxx
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447 posted 01-16-2005 06:20 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Did Rebecca ever get a copy of last year's Reflections Anthology? If not, I would like to donate a copy (my poems have been signed)
and perhaps, I could send it along to other poets to sign, before sending it on to her?
Just a thought, as I have an extra copy.
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448 posted 01-17-2005 01:21 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

If we will the room then where will Becca relax? Thank you Sharon for all the information that you are passing along to us that keep praying for "The Dove."  Thank you for the address,Mysteria, I truely appreciate having a place that I can write Becca and send her cards and flowers to show that I miss her here and hope that she gets better soon.

Becca, congrats on your progress. It is all uphill from here. God Bless you Sandgrain and the rest of the family that is holding strong for her. I'm here to say that I'm keeping the candle lit for her.

*hugs and kisses* For all the Passions family that is standing by Becca's side. It is good to see how much love is here.

Love,
Ladycat

Insanity in individuals is something rare but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.-Friedrich Nietzsche

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449 posted 01-18-2005 09:15 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

WARNING NOTICE

Because of Rebecca's immunity problems which have to do with the stem cell transplant, she CANNOT have flowers. Card would be wonderful, though or a note.  I do take whatever's posted to read to her and I know she enjoys it.

Today was a bad day.  She was out of it all the while we were there so didn't read her anything or even talk much to her as she was moaning with each breath, and the nurses said she'd been that way all morning before we arrived.  Her skin looks better though.  Some sores and cracking are begining to heal and much of the peeling has come off.  I pray for a better tomorrow.
 
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