April 17 – Tuesday
Good morning everyone. I was rushed to the emergency room on Sunday night by my Mom and close friend Jack and spent that night and next day having tests done for a spider bite on my leg. I’m still in hospital waiting for my tests now. My very first stay ever and hopefully never again but they have been really great to me. I still have no idea what’s wrong other than a mysterious bite from last weeks photo shoot that I have been nursing for about 5 days. Flowers arrived this morning.. I love them. And I’m reading all your letters. You have really cheered me up. Thank you. Big Hugs, Jax
David Muñoz: Good Morning… So sorry to read you are in the hospital… I hope it is nothing serious… I hope you feel better soon!
Brian Keith Rice: Wishing you well from Kentucky
Nicholis Paul Washburn: Jacqueline, Will continue to keep you lifted up in Daily Intercessory Prayer God’s Goodness and Mercy follows you All the Days of your Life whether in the Hospital, at Home or at Work!!! It was a “Blessing” to have met you at NARAS for Hit Factory Documentary Screening! Thanks for Excelling in Paying it Forward with Positivity to a Hurting Generation seeking the “Truth, Light and Love” to set them Free!!!~Nicholis “Encourageanaire” Washburn Acts 11
Peter Kadish: wishing you good news and better health…
Gil At Mythos: Everyone should look as good in a hospital bed as you do.
Jessica Rodriguez Jimenez: Hope all is well..pray for healing..think positive for positive results..
Glenn Gromann: Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Probably just a spider, people react differently but they aslways recover just fine.
Carey Ann: You look beautiful even hospital garb. You have the love of all your friends around the world.
Tiffany Torres: So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital! I hope you get well soon and you are in our prayers ♥ we love you xoxo
P.S. You look fabulous!
Thomas Barber: Sending you my prayers and wishes for comfort & healing! Along with good judgement and clarity for the Doctors and the Nurses! Never seen anyone look so beautiful in a Hospital Bed! Just sayin! Know that you will Get Well Very Soon!!
Chris Piacentino : Feel better soon. Is your hospital wardrobe part of your collection. lol
David C Stanley: Hi Really sorry to hear you are in the hospital. As a former administrator I know first hand the stress this can place on you, but remember that we have the best health care in the world. I hope you have a rapid recovery and that you are home soon.
Tammi Munn: Awwe, that is so good to hear that your friends letters have cheered you up while you are in the hospital. It really makes me feel a little better about my up coming stay in the hospital next monday. I am having surgery and I’ll be there for 4 days. I am very nervous about it, cause no boby likes to go or even stay at the hospital. Just want to say that you even look good in that hospital robe. I truly hope all of your test come back , that everything is ok . I know it is hard to wait for them, and not knowing whats wrong is even worst. No matter what God is there for you and I will pray that everything is just fine. Take Care Tammi Munn
Dani Sydorenko: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and only you would look good in a hospital gown! Please keep us posted!
Melissa Mission: I hope everything is alright, and I hope you get better soon! Much love hunn ♥
Buddy del Rosario: wish you well cuz
Mark Simmons: I had something simuliar when I was younger. I didnt even know I had been bit. Fist sign…which you didnt have was a high fever. Then I couldnt put pressure on my leg. Next day at the doctors they saw my leg was botchy and black. I spent a few days in the hospital fighting the infection. They told me I could have lost my leg. I pulled through and you are too! Have a great day Jacqueline.
My good friend Lee Cohn comes to visit me every day and Tiff Taylor stopped by as well with beautiful flowers.. You guys are making me cry. I can’t believe it. Thank you so much for all the beautiful well wishes, flowers, visits, and calls. You made my day. I’m still in hospital waiting for tests and on an IV antibiotic. They are taking really great care of me. The staff has been keeping me company with their stories and singing me songs. I didn’t anticipate my stay to be so much fun. Its really taken my mind of worrying. All my favorite flowers!! How can I not get well soon ) loving you right back. Love the balloon. Tracy T. Thanks u. Xoxo, Jax
Good morning! Hello my friends. I just wanted to send you some Love directly from me for all of your sweet letters, prayer and wishes. You guys have really helped me get through. I have to say this whole thing was a huge shock to me and I am praying that I get better soon. Love you guys!
Glenn Goss: We need you get better -
Raul Cuellar Very happy to see you are up
Ron J Oliver: It is fantastic to see you up and walking around Jax, keep it up xo
Suzanne Bentley-Fladell: positive people draw in others who are positive. I hope you feel better soon. It is not fun being on that side of health care!
Jim Capozzi: Get better soon! You look beautiful even in a hospital gown..
Shkelqim Mulgeci: God bless you & we love you! xoxo
Dani Sydorenko :We’re all rooting for you and praying that you recover soon. I agree…no one could look as beautiful in a hospital gown as you do! love and prayers! xoxo
Jack Leopold: Wow Jacqueline!!! U look Amazing in that Hospital Gown!!!! I hope & pray for a Healthy, Speedy recovery for you my friend!!!
Karat Gold: Please be healthy soon May God bless you …….
Peter Leonard: are you eating bubbie? keep your strength up….lots of vitamins. You’re in the hospital…LOTS OF SICK PEOPLE THERE! In all seriousness, if you need anything or company, please, I tease you but I would be happy to sit and watch The Young and the Restless with you….
Good night everyone. Promised to let you know the update. My blood tests came back perfect so Doc can increase the strength of the IV anti-biotics to help battle. I had a good day today and looks like they caught it early enough to keep it out of my blood stream. Now my strike team is concentrating on healing my leg hopefully with no scar. Did you know that I could have lost my leg from this if they didn’t catch it within a month? I’m in shock..
Freddy Florian: Jacqueline you have touch so many people in your live now is your turn to be touch by every one that love you , my prayer and love goes to you
Quitman Stephens: Hang in there, my dear! Thinking of you and wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery! A Texas-sized hug to you
Peter Leonard: did they bring a hairdresser and make up artist in for you? I spent a week in the hospital 6 years ago, and I looked like I belonged in the MORGUE! you look fab and feel good….we’re all pulling for you on FB..please ignore the “pool” we have going….
Grant Arrington: Thanks for the update!! You remain in my thoughts and prayers!! Get well soon!! Keep us all posted!!
Ziggy Ziegler: Have a good night and try to sleep between the bells, beeps, and every other noise in a hospital. Please keep the updates coming. With all this love from your friends, fans and family you will get a clean bill of health!
Phil Benninger: That is great news Jackie!! Have been praying!
Michael Kellett: Was just thinking of you since not having heard from you … get well SOON … thoughts and prayers are with you … miss you here!!!
Bob Maltais: Stay vigilant … The right antobiotic for the bug attacking is critical … Keep he docs and nurses on their toes… Sepsis is no joke… Hoping for the best for you Jackie… get well….
Lorraine Sierra: Praying for you!!!!! Get better soon.
Foreveru Age-Management: Wish you a speedy recovery! Plenty of rest so the immune system can fight the battle
Clio Apacible: Just got home from work and I just like to know how are you doing now. And I am also hoping for your fast recovery my dear friend. Hoping and praying for you to get well sooner. Just take a real good rest for awhile coz you really need it. You really work to much. So for now its a break.
Rocco Morales: those iv’s suck mama, got out of the hospital last week 5 days in with a rare type of pneumonia i was a day away from death if i didn’t go in to the ER i know that feeling with the leg, we got lucky get well soon mama
Garland Fahrner: I am so happy that it was caught in time. If you need care when you get home remember I am a Paramedic, Get better real soon. You are missed
Bob Maltais: Vancomycin is excellent stuff for bad traveling infections… it`s using the heavy duty artillery… It is very effective against resistant strains of bacteria… No side effects is a big plus… watch for any secondary infections if you have to stay on it for a long period of time though…
Stephen Minotti: Naomi told me you got bit by a spider is this the reaction of the spider bite? If there is anything you need I’d be glad to help!!!
Philip Meade: WOW!! Great!! Thank you, God, for taking care of Jackie!!! Yes, I knew that you could lose your leg. Infections like that grow roots and can’t be killed by antibiotics. I didn’t want to worry you with horror stories, especially if they didn’t apply to you. Thank God, you got there right away and you’re going to be all right. And don’t worry about a little scar, you are so beautiful nobody will notice it. Just a little smudge. Hopefully it won’t show at all, but who cares, it’s your spirit that shines so bright!! Have a great day!!! xoxo!!
These beautiful flowers just arrived and let me say that the timing couldn’t have been any better. I was just being told that they will be doing a minor surgery on my leg to remove the remaining infection. Of coarse the news is upsetting but seeing these gorgeous flowers really helped soften the news. Thank you Garland. Your a jem.
Good morning friends. So I’m still here. LoL. But they are taking really great care of me. The best medical staff in the country. Special thanks to my friend Bob Saxon for sneaking me in starbucks ) It’s really nice of you to check in on me. The flowers make my room smell amazing, my nurses and I have story time all day long, my doors open so the staff can help me vote to finish our top 20 count down, I’m allowed to go for walks on my floor (LoL) to visit the other patience and I’m now beginning to feel like this is more of a resting vacation than illness.
GiannaMaria Sobeck: Hi Lovey! I just saw your news!… I’m sending you LOTS of Love & prayers!!! Let me know if you need anything ok. LOVE YOU~~~~~
Hector Gomez: Sending positive vibes to you Jacqueline Hope you get well soon
Kevin Krohn: Starbucks in bed……NIIIIIICE !
Jose Angel Colon: Every little thing, is gonna be allright.
Michael Bernstein: sure hope that you get better soon!!
Cathy Martin Mezo: you are the most beautiful hospital patient ever
Tracy T-lake: I’m glad ur in such good spirits that really helps the healing process-when ur positive. So that’s wonderful! Let me know how the biopsy goes!!!!
Peter Leonard: we don’t think you’re even in the hospital, you look so good! this is like the Apollo mission where we really DIDN’T land on the moon, right????
Kim Markley: healing, happy thoughts of you today…keep smiling!Praying for you, Jacqueline! Get well soon!
Douglas Dickinson: Healing is much easier with Starbucks (LOL). Do take care and heal fast.
Don Crown: You might be there 4 ever,Jacqueline they dont want you to go. Your making that hospital famus. big hug’s
Ron J Oliver: Good Morning and hope you are enjoying your starbucks LOL, feel better
Miguel Leviñanco Henriquez: Jacqueline you look great! The strength and patience! Many of us are with you at this time!
Angelo Castellucci: Wow! do they serve that at the Hospital..wow! nice..
Karsten Müller-Faßbeck: Yes, a good Starbucks Coffee is the best Medicine ever. I Love it, too. We have one Starbucks here in Wuppertal, Germany. I’m spend a lot of time in the Shop. Whishes from Germany.
Two of my favorite nurses taking good care of me. (Stacy-Ann and Kurt) I had a woman come in yesterday to clean my room. She was from Jamaica. (Dawn – In photo below left) I hadn’t met her yet and she said to me. Are u a singer and do u believe in God? She told me that I was in danger and moving down the wrong path this was Gods way of getting me back on track. He’s sent me here to protect me from something very dangerous and make sure that I follow the path I was meant for. Thanks Dawn for the great advise.
Thank you so much to my new friends who helped me heal: Dawn , Genny, Melissa, Gus, John, Stacy-Ann, Annette, Shawntel, Dr. Guarneri, Dr.DeGraff-Roberson, Dr Ralph Guarneri, Dr Joy Gposzcyk, Dr Pano Mitropoulos, Dr Justin Rubin, Dr Favroeand of coarse Dr Wilfred McKenzie and his lovely sister Doctor Rona McKenzie.
Tracy Timberlake came by to visit me yesterday. She dropped off some more of her amazing healing teas & sang me the song we had been working on together before I got bit. She sounded amazing. I wish I could have sneaked you a recording of it. I’m going to be working on an album for her as soon as I get back into the studio and you’ll be seeing us performing together one day.
Sunday: Good morning all. Happy Sunday. The chief of staff of the hospital who happens to be my main Doctor (Dr Wilfred McKenzie) and his lovely sister Doctor Rona McKenzie have been watching over me like angles. Because of them and the amazing teams of specialists at Broward General I am healing really well & avoided a very dangerous illness. I’m still here but getting stronger every day. Its amazing how a friendly well trained and educated staff can keep you out of pain and make you feel like your among friends.
Good Morning. I’m still here! Alive and kicking. LoL. This is the longest vacation away from work I’ve had in I can’t remember how long. I’ve been here a very long time. Can someone bring me a piano and some recording equipment. Haha
Dr Favroes team came to evaluate the next step and its great news. The antibiotics and ointments are working and with their care, I’m on the road to going home soon. No surgery! They want to continue the IV antibiotics to be certain that its totally gone. In picture Dr Justin Rubin, Dr Pano Mitropoulos, and Dr Favroe. These amazing Doctors have been more than wonderful, they are the top in their field and have looked after me with such gentle care.
I miss little Valentine so much! Hope I can go home soon. My Mom says he walks into my room every day looking for me and then sits by the front door most of the day waiting for me to come home. Latest update: The Surgeon likes how I’m healing and my white count is finally normal. They may send me home soon. I’m really tired today but they say that sleep helps you heal.
Keith Dillman: malteses do that, my max would wait at the garage until i arrived home each and every night..get well soon..xoxo
Jacqui Wyatt: I know what you mean! I have two of them and they are my absolute joy! My older one is a Hurricane Katrina rescue, and he is so protective it’s amazing!
Keith Dillman: malteses do that, my max would wait at the garage until i arrived home each and every night..get well soon..xoxo
Terri Manqueros :Awww what a cutie yes our pets love and miss us when we’re gone. Hope you feel better and have a speedy recovery.
Stephen Minotti: Now that’s looks like a face that is really missing you!!
After a tough Sunday of trying different things, my charge nurse John saved the day when he came on the night shift and made me so much more comfortable. Mom’s been by my side every single day. She hurts when I hurt and it’s very stressful for her. I try to make her go home early because she needs her sleep. My close friend Jack Abdo has visited every day after work as well. You really get reminded of who your friends are when something like this happens. I Slept well and were up at it again with the IVs and blood work to check on my progress. So listen to my video with me and have a great Monday. (Click Here for video)
God has answered our prayers guys. You helped me get better and I’m going home tomorrow. Yay! Just saw my surgeon and all Doctors are now in agreement that I’m healing well and can go home tomorrow. Ill be healing for about a month but ill be home and I can’t wait to get back into the studio. What song should I record first???
Andy McClurg: Praise God !!
Reid Friedson: Amazing Grace.
Dara Michelle D’Amato: God answers prayers!
Pierre Blackwood: goes to show GOD is not sleeping and see’s everything!!! bless!!!
Elaine Simmons: ♪♫♪♫To God be the Glory Great Things He has done♪♫♪♫
Grant Arrington :Thank GOD for hearing & answering prayers!! This is wonderful news!! Take it slow & steady!! Glad to hear you will soon be back in the studio!! Keep us all posted!! Have a wonderful night….sleep well.
Christopher Leeper : I’m happy to hear the UR on the road to recovery. Whatch out for the potholes this is chicago after all. Seriously all jokes aside my kids and I whish for the best and a speedy recovery. And may the Earth Mother bless UR home.
Ronnie Booksh Sr: I am soooo happy for you, nobody should be laid up for that long. You take good care of yourself, you hear. God is good.
Cassandra Au: YAY! so happy you’re well and recovering!
Kathryn Grace Jordan: Glad u r better! Record a song about New Starts in Life. Crisis always bring them!
Simm Gottesman : Glad you will be going home ! Doug and I were discussing coming there to the hospital, where you are & visit you, and maybe do a “smudge” ~ to help you get Home .. glad you are better & will finally be going home !
Don Crown: Good morning to your Mother ! and you Jacqueline. See were you get your good look from. God has giving us are favourite Radio girl back.
Gerald Medler: I was standing in the bakery section of the grocery store when I seen this post, as soon as I read the words – “Rob the cupcakes and cookies”, I did! I grabbed as many cupcakes and cookies that I could hold and took off running. I’m out in the parking lot eating them right now. I will read the rest of your post when I’m done. Thanks for the advice, this was fun and they are sooooo good!!!
@Belinda my love. Thank you so much for coming to visit me today. You know how much I adore truffles. It was so good to see you back from LA even if just for a short time. Next time ill be seeing you to go to the Grammy’s. Bighugs, Jax
Belinda Ulbrich: Hi Jackie it was so good to see you .You look great despite everything! Lets get together soon! ? Hugs Belinda xoxo
Good morning everyone. Have a great Tuesday? I think I’m going home today. Practicing some new songs already to get back into the studio hopefully this week. OMG I am so ready to go home. Went for a walk around my floor and one of the nurses was singing my song. “Here comes the sun”. So cute.
Stephen Minotti: We’re breaking you out today no matter what it takes!!!
Ismail Olasunkanmi Daromosu: Happy tuesday,Jacqueline,we are glad u are back on your feet.
Michael Weild: I am so glad you are doing better. but can i make a statement…does your hair ever go out of place… you have been in the hospital and your hair still looks perfect.. Anyway I glad you are doing great.. looking forward to your music.
Don J Lampasone: best wishes, never saw a hospital patient look as good as you…..
Michelle Gerrells Wegner: So happy you are going home!! Been praying for a speeding recovery!!
Keith C Kelly: If you were walking around my floor in an open back hospital gown I’d be singing too … probably “Moondance” or the “Whole of the Moon” ! Big hugs! So glad to hear you are leaving today and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Keith Miller: Take it easy when u’r home and out. Best of luck.
Steve Carlton: Congrats Jackie! You must be relieved. Best.
Michelle Field :Wonderful news! You have done an amazing job keeping up your spirits. You even make a hospital gown look amazing!!!
Justin D. Lordi: My goodness, how can anyone look so attractive while in a hospital bed. Glad to see you’re okay!!!! xoxo DJ JUSTIN D.
Stocktrader Li:…Jacqueline Jax.Jax.Jax..home sweet home…I Like…from Stocktrader Li !!!
I wanted to say thank you so much for all your sweet messages and prayers. You guys have helped me get through this more than you know. I’ve been reading your messages over the 10 days that I’ve been here and many of you have asked to send me flowers and gifts. I love that you have…. But I would love it even more if you would buy one of my albums. Every song you purchase allows me to help others in ways that really matter. That would make me happy. It means the world. Here’s a link to my music page: even consider getting one for a friend..
Wanted to say a special thank to Gus. He was my Charge Nurse for alot of my stay. The sweetest, most patient and reassuring person I could have had looking after me here at Broward General. Thanks for making my IV’s painless and helping me eat the cup cakes. ;0)
I’m going home. First time I’ve been outside in 10 days. The atrium garden in the center of the hospital was beautiful. Wow. Its so nice outside. Thanks for being my support group everyone and caring about me. I wrote a more detailed account of what happens with these bites and what to watch out for because I care about you and want you to be aware. Love you! Xoxo, Jax
Michael Kellett: Happy for you. It’s a beautiful day just for you, but we’re all enjoying it and celebrating it with you )
Al Sunshine: Rest, Vitamins, eat right. Rest some more and enjoy the weather and your friends!
Ryan Stone: yay!
Carey Ann: Carey Ann We love you Jacqueline Jax. Your music is forever creating enjoyment and pleasure for so many
Ramon de Guzman: CONGRATS BEAUTIFUL !!! MY PRAYERS WORKED !!!! DALE
Tracy T-lake: yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Prentice: OH BOY im excited for you myself You alweays look so Beautiful Jaxie
Philip Meade: YAY!!! GREAT DAY FOR IT, TOO!! Yippee, Yahoo!!
Garland Fahrner: I am so happy for you. Oh and by the way great picture…..
Frank Vitale : Thats wonderful that you got to go home today! Now as far as being part of your support group, I do charge a nominal fee. Would that be Mastercard, Visa or Am- Express? By the way you look absolutely breath taking. As always gratuity’s are welcome.
David Grant Williams: Good to see you smiling big out of the hospital~
Jeffrey Mark Hendricks: You look great! No one would ever know you have not seen sunlight for 10 days.
Ron J Oliver: I am so happy that you are outside jax keep getting better
Geoff Horgan: Well done take it easy now rock on !
Mike Bowers: your FREE! some of the best hospital shots I’ve seen. Glad your better!
Shatzy Honey: wow! Its a good news U back to yr home after 10 days.. Cool
I wanted to tell you my experience at Broward General Hospital in hopes that if it does happen to you, you’ll know what to do. I was bitten by a spider at a photo shoot. 1st day it was a 4″ red circle with a black mark in center then within 3 days the area doubled in size and was the worst pain I had ever felt. I tried warm compresses but nothing helped even when it opened and started draining. My regular Doctor prescribed an oral antibiotic but turned out that my immune system had built a protective wall around the infection that kept them from penetrating. So basically I had a core inside my leg that was doubling in size by the day and very infected. I needed to be hospitalized to fight the infection and specialists were brought in to study my case daily and decide on a treatment. At first they used an IV antibiotic which did slow down the bacteria but then another had to be added called Vancomycin. The combo of the 2 makes you very tired and normally effects your liver but I was lucky I had a strong immune system and great liver. The IVs were every 8 hours and 2 blood draws were done around the clock to check my white count, liver, potassium, etc. for 10 days. The wound luckily drained and shrank down on its own with a heating pad on it constantly, different ointments and lots of clean dressing changes and I’m told will close up with hopefully no scar. Although it was painful, They got me on my feet walking right away to prevent pneumonia and help with circulation. It was amazing watching my body heal so quickly. They are releasing me today with oral antibiotics, ointments and dressings. Although this was a spider bite, you can get this type of skin infection if bacteria gets in a cut or your immune system isn’t strong and your develop a boil. Its highly contagious if it gets into a cut or scratch on your skin .They tell me that MRSR staph is a common strain that exists in our nose, on our clothing and all public places like shopping cart handles, door knobs, bathrooms. Everywhere. Anti bacterial wipes and washing your hands really help but only bleach left on it for 10 minutes is 99% effective at killing it so be very careful. Building up your immune system with healthy foods and vitamins and keeping your skin very clean is your best bet at prevention. Of coarse don’t get bit because the bugs (brown recluse spider) usually carry the staph. But its no joke. Even if it looks like a boil, never try to deal with this on your own. Don’t pop it. Use warm sterile compresses and get to the ER quickly. The bacteria literally eats away healthy skin and tissue, can get into your blood stream and you can loose legs or even die from it. I was so lucky that my friend Kurt (Nurse at ER Broward) recognized it early and got me to the ER fast before it went septic. Plus I can’t tell you how your prayers and letters helped me to stay strong, have faith and stay positive. I’m including a list of all the Doctors. Nurses and care givers who’s combined efforts helped heal me, kept me informed, calm and comfortable. Stay safe. Big hugs, and thanks for caring so much about me. Xoxo, Jax
Broward General Hospital in Florida: Thank you to my healers: Dawn , Genny, Melissa, Gus, John, Stacy-Ann, Annette, Shawntel, Dr. Guarneri, Dr.DeGraff-Roberson, Dr Ralph Guarneri, Dr Joy Gposzcyk, Dr Pano Mitropoulos, Dr Justin Rubin, Dr Favroe and of coarse an extra special thank you to Dr Wilfred McKenzie and his lovely sister Doctor Rona McKenzie.