Monday, 30 August 2010

Trev is very ill


Hi All,

I've a favour to ask.
Trev went into hospital on Saturday morning with a fever and difficulty breathing. He was diagnosed as having pneumonia as a result of a flu virus. It turns out it's swine flu. Caleb and I both had it and were fine, but Trev's immune system came close to killing him. By 4am Sunday morning the hospital called to tell us to hurry up and come see him as he had deteriotated very quickly and was on life support. It's Tuesday and he still is. His temperature has come down from 40 degrees to 37.7, but his lungs have yet to show any improvement. He is in an induced coma, paralysed so the ventilator can do all the work for his lungs and as such is not aware of the life and death struggle he's going through.

We're currently staying in Hobart and spending as much time as we can with him.

I'm a great believer in the ability of people to help or heal others with the power of thought. Yes, I know, very hippy trippy. But it can't hurt to try. I'd like to ask that you might find a moment to send Trev a bit of healing energy. We love the silly buggar a lot.

Thank you.

49 comments:

sunshinedays said...

I could not read and not reply. Sending positive healing vibes to Trev, and strength to you and Caleb. May he recover quickly and fully.

Maria said...

Positive thoughts to help your family are being sent your way

Busy mum of 3 said...

Pray hard to whatever god/spirit/universe you believe in, and he will listen. I only know you both from your book which I have only just read, but I too will pray for his recovery. Don't give up. Let us know when he improves.

simplelife said...

Sending loads of healing energy to Trev and strength and love to Caleb and yourself.


cheers Kate

Kathryn said...

Lots and lots of hippy trippy good vibes coming your way right now!! Keep positive!

Out Back said...

Oh not good news at all, hope Trev makes a full recovery from his illness.

Sending best wishes and some prayers for you all.

Tania

Jessie said...

In my thoughts and prayers. All power and healing to Trev and also to you and Caleb during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Hi
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Having been through the same thing earlier this year with my husband I know how scary and helpless it can feel. He is well now so you must have faith and have positive thoughts.
In our thoughts and prayers
Nicole

JulieG said...

Sending all my hippy dippy vibes in Trev's direction! I hope they do some good, and that you and Caleb are holding up ok.

Rachel M, UK said...

Thinking of you all, Hope he improves soon, Take care, Rachel

Emma said...

Get well soon, Trev!

C said...

Sending healing love and light Trev's way, best wishes for a speedy recovery

Gavin said...

Very, very positive thoughts going Trev's way. Keep strong Linda and Caleb. You are all still one of inspirations that got me started on this crazy sustainable journey. The Planet still needs you Trev!

Gav x

dixiebelle said...

Oh, no, that is not good. I am sending all my healing vibes his way and willing his body to fight this and recover smoothly. Will be thinking of you and hoping for updates soon...

knutty knitter said...

Good vibes coming up - I love this site and have ever since I discovered it!

viv in nz

Miriam said...

Hope Trev makes a full and speedy recovery. Will be thinking of him and your family. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Sending love, light & strength to you all. Trev will be in my thoughts and prayers. Be positive that all will be well.

Gianna from Aussies Living Simply

Leah said...

Thoughts and prayers coming your way now.

Darren (Green Change) said...

Wow, what a shock! He always seems so fit and strong. You are all in my thoughts.

Christie said...

We're thinking of you, be strong

Maria Zannini said...

I've never commented here before but your post compels me.

Sending good Karma and well wishes to Trev and to you.

Sharon said...

Oh no! My thoughts are with you guys too. Positive vibes heading down from the hills in Victoria.

Frally said...

Sending positive vibes over your way from Christchurch. Hang in there guys!

FarmGirl67 said...

I pray to Jesus that Trev recovers quickly and is home and resting up in no time at all

kat said...

Am sending Trev as much positive energy as I can muster. You are in my thoughts too, Linda and Caleb. Stay strong and calm. Hope you recover quickly and fully Trev.

Kelle said...

Prayers going up for Trev and for your family as well. May you feel peace and may Trev's lungs heal quickly.
Blessings,
Kelle

ecosopher said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. You will all be in our thoughts here. Looking forward to hearing good news soon about a speedy recovery.

Everett said...

My wife has a really bad case of the flu right now as well, and it's been 8 days. She's still no better. Thank you for reminding me that we have health insurance for a reason. I'm going to take her in.

And I send my well-wishes and positive thoughts to you and Trev.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Praying for a full recovery!

Linda Cockburn said...

Thanks for the well wishes, chokes me up. Hopefully it doesn't have the same effect on Trev.

Trev had a bad night last night, they tried to turn him on his side and it had a pretty dramatic effect, and they've only just got him stable again.

We're keen to talk to the doctors about intravenous Vitamin C. It had a very positive effect on another Swine flu victim in NZ - (google Living Proof, Swine Flu). Hope it won't be the battle they had to get him on it.

Hope things go well Everett! and thanks for sending info on about your husband Nicole. Have to ask how long it took for improvement. Today is Day 5 and we've yet to see much and it worries the hell out of us.

Lifestyle Lift Journey said...

I'm sending my healing energy too from Brisbane. I really really hope Trev gets well very soon.

Stay strong, Linda!! and Caleb!!

HE WILL GET WELL VERY VERY SOON!!

Tomo

Anonymous said...

I have George, the god of carparks who looks after such things for me.... I'll have a serious chat to him as soon as I'm done here. ((((hugs)))) to you and Caleb and virtual ((((hugs)))) to Trev.

Sharyn

rhonda jean said...

Hi Linda, could you drop me an email today please. rhondahetzel@gmail.com I'd like to discuss something with you. Thanks Rhonda

Dianne said...

sending you all lots of love and good thoughts. PS.. told you you were a hippy.:)

Love Dianne at Rocky.

Cat said...

I am sending a wave of healing energy all the way from the United States (state of Iowa).

Em said...

So sorry to hear Trev is unwell. You will all be in my thoughts. Sending out a huge 'Get well Trev!' to the universe.

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to all of you hope he gets through this quickly

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
very best wishes to you and Caleb and lots of healthful energy to Trev. The three of you have been a huge inspiration to me. Ill be thinking of you
Hugs
Deee

Rialla-T said...

My thoughts are with you all and I'm sending as much positive energy as I can muster up. Get well soon Trev & look after yourself Linda.

Anonymous said...

Sending well wishes and loads of healing energy to Trev and your family.

MUZZY ALS

Kirsty said...

Sending some get well vibes your way. Hang in there everyone and be strong. I hope Trev turns the corner to wellness very soon.

Goddess Leonie said...

sending love and angels and healing... may he be well!

Permie said...

Our family's positive thoughts are with you guys.

Self said...

Sending positive, healing, loving energy your way xoxo

amandab said...

Will keep you all in my thoughts, an hope for the best for you.

Jo said...

we'll be sending positive vibes your way... I am sure that the universe will realise their mistake and throw him on back, after all, he does have a gorgeous house to finish!

we've recently been part of a life and death experience, and our boy hung on for a glass of water... I hope something as simple and sustaining brings trev back to you...

Linda Cockburn said...

Hung on for a glass of water, Jo? Sounds an interesting thing to keep you gravity bound. Prepared to tell us more? Nothing more wonderful than survival stories, especially right now. Thanks to Nicole for the 100% OK story of recovery of her husband. It's one of my fears that he'll never get back to 100%, not something Trev would deal with well.

wombat064 said...

Hi Guys, My heart, thoughts and blessing are with you in your time of need..Get well soon Trev Our world is a better place with you in it.

Phil

daharja said...

I'm so sorry I didn't read this until now, and I don't know what to say except I know that he'll pull through.

I was on life support years ago for over 2 weeks (viral encephalitis was the nasty in my case) at the age of 19. Darn near killed me. But it didn't - which is proof that you can't keep an old (or young) hippy down.

He'll be fine. I know he will. Because I was and her I am writing this for proof.

Prayers and much, much love coming to you from stormy Dunedin. XXXX