Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Shortybear Is Back

Hello my precious friends. I have missed you all so very much. Thanks for all the sweet emails, and comments of concern on my blog. Big heartfelt thanks to those of you who called me-Marsha, Sharon, Donetta, and Angie. I love you all more than words could ever express. I started getting really sick on Friday, nauseous, throwing up, hurting all over, and could not breathe very well. Lovebug took me to the emergency room, my blood sugars were running over 600. When we got there they immediately put me on an IV drip, I was severely dehydrated. They started giving me insulin through the IV every hour. They ran blood work, and took a urine sample. The urine sample showed a severe urinary tract infection, so they started giving me strong antibiotics through my IV. My blood work was all out of control, so they kept me in the hospital. I was so very sick, and weak. Lovebug, of course, hardly ever left my side. I got released this morning, so I am finally home. Woo Hoo!! I am still on antibiotics, dealing with this infection, and still weak, but God has been right by my side, and continues to be. Be blessed everyone, I am now going to try to get caught up on all of your blogs, and my own blog. I love you all with all of my heart.


Lynn said...

Oh Denise,

I am so relieved to hear from you. I am so glad you are okay. Girl, I was prayin' up a storm for you.

Don't over do it and just rest. We love you, all of us in our online community. You were greatly missed. Give that Lovbug a hug for me. Hugs, Lynn

April said...


I've been wondering what happened to you! So very sorry to learn that you fell ill! Bless your heart! Sounds like your hubby took very good care of you! Please, continue to take it easy and get well real soon! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Michele Williams said...

I am so glad you are home again! We have missed you greatly.. and praying for you! So many people have missed you dear friend! Don't over do yourself. Take your time. Rest... We are all just so greatful that we heard from you.... We will keep praying my dear friend. I love you!

luvmy4sons said...

Oh my wonder I felt so strongly to pray for you over glad you are home and praying for your continued recovery.

bp said...

It is so good to hear from you. Please rest and take care. You've been in my prayers, friend.

FromThe Creek said...

Sorry to hear that you were so were definitely missed! Hope you get to feeling better!

Alicia said...

Hi Denise!!!!!!!

I was wondering what happened to you!! I always look forward to seeing your comments, so I knew you must have been away when I didn't see you, or even read any new posts from you!!

I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you!!!! Urinary tract infections are not to be taken lightly. Antibiotics work so fast, so I'm sure you are feeling a little better by now.

HUGS to you!!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I did not know that you had been sick again. I have still been praying for you!! I am so glad that you are back home!! That is great!! Take care and keep getting better!!

PS..dont worry about catching up with me..I am fine!!

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this but I'm glad that you're back home now. Hang in there and I'll be praying for you.

Tara said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend!!!!! I was very worried about you.

Jennifer said...

Oh Denise...I was so glad to hear back from you this morning. I was so worried about you when you hadn't posted in 5 days and I didn't get a response to my email.

I am so sorry that you have had such a rough time but my prayers are with you to have a very speedy recovery. Take it easy, rest, drink plenty of fluids and GET WELL SOON, my dear friend.

I've missed you so much!

I love you!!!

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, Denise! I have kept you in my prayers not knowing, but God knew. I'm glad you're feeling better and praying you're well soon! Love you!

Peggy said...

Thank You Lord for bringing SHORTYBEAR back!!!!

Awwww Denise...ditto on all Lynn wrote!!! And I'm so glad that these special women of God called & checked on you! Thank God that Lovebug brought you in for the care you clearly needed. not worry your little self on blogging so much that you don't take care & stay on meds & well! Get well & stay well & keep those numbers under control!!!I'm glad Our Lord was with you! May HE be your strength & your Healer! May He give you wisdom on what to eat & what to do! I stopped all my WFW when I saw you in my Follower...that you posted the BEST news for today!
Be filled with God's GRACE & POWER!

Take care & REST...which means RESIST ENERGY Sucking TEMPTATIONS
to spend more time online then DIVINE...moments in BED...really
allowing the LORD to give you REST!

Love you much and have been waiting so long to wish you well & let you know I have internet again since Mon. night...lots to catch up on so together WE WILL PACE this OK? Easy as we go...missing & loving your new look!!! BEAR with God's timing to make all things work together because you truly show your love for HIM! Let Him be in control!
No more dehydration(been there
...know that)! Be strong in the Lord! Ohhh & thanks for doing M4M last week even when I couldn't! You are AWESOME! Keep them going for me

Allison said...

Aww (((HUGS))) - It's interesting how we all know when something is up with you when we don't see you blog for a few days :-D We love you my beary-special friend!!!

sailorcross said...

Oh my goodness, Denise!!

I was so concerned about you!! I knew something was the matter because you have usually posted before I even get up in the morning--and that's really early!!

I've been praying for you not knowing what the problem was, but God did, and He has taken care of you!!

Rest and take it easy!! No wonder your blood sugar was so high with being so dehydrated!

So glad you're home and back with us!


Donetta said...

I had a hunch you were there. Glad you got good help.
love you

Love Bears All Things said...

Happy you're feeling better.
Mama Bear

LauraLee Shaw said...

So glad to hear, Denise, not of what you have been through, but that you are now okay. I began to feel concern several days ago and started to pray, then began to dig deeper today. If i had had your phone number, I would've called. I knew that something must be wrong.

You are so very very very loved, and that Lovebug of yours is too. What a guy!

(((((((Huge TEXAS-SIZED HUGS))))))))) LALEE

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

So glad you are doing better and are back home! Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Heather said...

i was thinking of you today. i meant to email you since i hadn't heard from you in a while, but i got sidetracked as usual. i'm so sorry you were/are sick. i'm glad you're back in the comfort of your own home to fully heal. i've missed seeing you around blogland :)

jcdisciple said...

I'm so sorry, but I am glad that you are better. I'm sure the Lord had an army of prayers coming up for you.


Daphine said...

Oh Denise,
I am so sorry to hear this! I was wondering what happened to you. Thank God that you are okay. That lovebug of yours is so wonderful! He is always right there to take care of you, huh?

I will be praying for you friend!
Take care of yourself and get some rest.

Lisa said...

I am so glad you are back, Thank you Lord for being with my friend. Gosh, I got so worried.

Speaking from the Heart said...


Praise the Lord, You are all right. I was worried about you.

Since Marsha, Sharon, Donnette, and Angie know how to contact you, maybe you can give one of them access to your blog. That way, she can give us an update on you the next time.

Love ya,

Sandi said...

you are amazing. You come home from the hospital this morning and are on your blog already. Wishing you good health

Debra said...

So glad you are home! I've missed you! I've been praying!!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Oh Denise Dear, you have all of us very worried about you, because of course, we know that you are a daily blogger and all of a sudden, you stopped blogging.
Yeah, I connected to Sharon, asking about you, assuming you and her are friends. And Sharon is very kind to get back to me and assured me to look for an answer.
Oh, we are so happy to know that you are doing good now. We are praying for you, Sis. We love you.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Glad you are back home!
I am so glad that they took such great care of you. We missed you can tell. :)
Love you girl!

Marsha said...

I love you! I love you! Please take care. Give Eddie a big hug from me for taking care of you so tenderly.

I'll call again soon.

Colleen aka Senior Blogger said...

You were missed so very much.... Glad you are home... We love you...

much love, Colleen

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

So thankful you got released Denise, and we're praying your on the mend.

Take care of yourself ya hear...
You mean so much to everyone!!

Bernadine said...

I'm so sorry that you were ill. I was definitely praying for you and will continue to do so.

Julie said...

You had me worried...hope you don't ever do that again!! :)

Love you lots & praying you feel better soon. I know how bad diabetes can make you feel; watching Granny go through it. Please take extra good care of yourself. ((((HUGS)))) to you and to Eddie, for being there for you through it all.

Love you bunches!

Cheryl said...


You had me so worried. I knew something was up. I thought I was going to have to drive to Tennessee to find you.

I'm so glad you are back home and on the way to recovery.

You were so missed my friend,

Love you!

A Stone Gatherer said...

So sorry to hear you were in the hospital Denise! Glad your home now!

Wife of Rob said...

I have been praying for you and am so glad to hear that you are at home. I will pray that the Lord will continue to heal you. My dad has also been going through the high 600+ blood sugar this past week, so I can identify through him as to what you are going through. Keep us all posted on your progress. Know that you are loved as a dear sister in the Lord!

Vicki said...

Oh my - I'm so relieved to read this post and know you're home....we all love you and pray for you, Shortybear. What a blessing you have in your sweet hubby! Hope as you rest, you'll start to feel better soon.