This is Eric, the Wexford Girl's husband. You may have noticed she has not posted in the last week, and that is because she is in the hospital, and she wanted me to tell everyone what is going on. Last Sunday, the morning after her birthday, I took her to the Emergency Room, as she was obviously very ill. I will let her elaborate later on her history of gastrointestinal issues, but I knew something was awfully wrong and so did she.
After taking first an XRay and then a CT scan, the doctors found she had a blockage in her small intestine. She was admitted last Sunday night, and through the week, we have found out the following:
She has something Crohn's Disease, and true to its form, it has affected the area of her small intestine where it joins the large intestine. The diagnosis is somewhat welcome, as it is treatable, though not curable. At least we now know what is going on. She is under the care of the excellent medical team of UCSF, and we are waiting now to see if surgery will be required this week to correct the problem.
Her spirits are high. She has had a steady stream of visitors, and her room, which overlooks San Francisco, could be mistaken for a floral shop.
Here is the lovely patient, with her good friends Brenda and Alisha. If you want to send along your Get Well wishes, I promise to print out all responses to this post and read them to her personally.
She is truly a remarkable person, and I will keep you posted on her progress.