Sunday, June 30, 2013

Another Update on Helen Perdicaris Eady in Her Husband's Own Words

Helen has now been in the hospital 25 days and has progressed wonderfully. She has received all the required shots to promote white cell growth. Her white blood cell count is good. She is still on an IV which is to help flush out the Chemo in her system. Her Kidney's were of concern, however her test has improved and they think it was due to all the medication she was on.Helen has now lost her hair and looks beautiful in head wear.

She is still on anti-biotics and is weak. Her appitite has improved and she looks better every day. She is scheduled for another Bone Marrow Byopsy tommorow {Monday) and if her test come back favorable she may be able to come home. What a blessing that would be!!! She is ready to see the outdoors and enjoy some sunshine and scenery other than the hospital room.  I hope my next update will include her being home and on her way to recovery.

We still need your prayers.

God bless you all.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bob and Lucille Davidson Will Celebrate 50th

Bob and Lucille Davidson

In Bob's own words -

"Just a note to let you know that on July 5th Lucille and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage.

God Bless, Bob Davidson"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beth McDonald Davis on Trip Out West

Beth McDonald Davis
Beth Davis sent a photo of herself on a horse in one of our National Parks in Arizona or Utah.  She highly recommends a trip out west.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

James Ferrin Hicks Falls, Breaks Bones

James Ferrin Hicks called.  He wants everyone to know that he is in Lakeland Regional Medical Center again.  He fell in his bedroom.  The damage is all on the right side of his body.  His leg is broken below the knee, his hip is shattered, and his arm is broken near his shoulder.  The general phone number for LRMC is 863-687-1100.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Update on (Sara) Helen Perdicaris Eady

Helen is now 18 days in the Hospital. She had a bone marrow byopsy yesterday and we are awaiting the results to see if she requires more Chemo, hopefully not.  She continues to be in good spirits and fighting this dreadful disease.
She still is suffering from hemorrhoids, ulcers in her month brought on by the Chemo treatments and a bruised toe that she bumped on the IV machine going to the bathroom. All these things are slow to healing due to her lack of immune system.
Helen has received your cards and well wishes and is most grateful for your outpouring of love and concern.
If she does not require any more Chemo, they will build up her system with more blood transfusions, white blood cells, and other treatments to prepare her for a Bone Marrow transplant.
She can accept phone calls at 863-687-1200 ask for room B653 and remember ask for Sara Eady. She can also receive your e-mails and Facebook messages. She will be slow to respond because I usually read them to her. Your continued prayers are working, she feels the hand of God on her and in her heart.
God bless each of you.
John and Helen

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ruby Lewis Named to All County First Team in Girl's Track

Ruby Lewis is in the middle of the top row
Ruby Lewis, granddaughter of Ronnie and Carolyn Lewis, has been named to the all county first team in girl's track (Girl's All County Track Team).  Her specialty is the 3200 meter (about two miles) race.

Congratulations to Ruby!

Sonny McKinsey and Bonita Tayor McKinsey Celebrate 54 Years of Marriage

Bonita Taylor McKinsey
Bonita reports that she and Sonny are celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary today, June 18, 2013.

Congratulations to them.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Video Interview With Air Force Sgt Nick Gibson About Mt. Everest Climb

Nick Gibson, son of Jean Hodgson Gibson and Gordon Gibson, is one of six team members of USAF 7 Summits Challenge that participated in a recent climbing of Mount Everest.  Many of you may have used links on this blog to follow the progress of this team effort.  The following link is a 5 minute 20 second to a video interview with Sgt. Gibson telling about the adventure.  Fox News Interviews AF Sgt Nick Gibson

Helen Perdicaris Eady Hospitalized With Leukemia

Helen Perdicaris Eady
Helen Perdicaris Eady is in Lakeland Regional Medical Center, room B611, for treatment for an aggressive form of leukemia and will be there for 30 days.  Visits and phone calls are welcomed.  She cannot have fresh flowers, fruit or vegetables because the therapy weakens her immune system.  Helen's husband of more than 50 years, John Eady, can be reached at 863-937-4183.  I am certain all classmates offer prayers and best wishes to Helen and John.