my friend w/ crohns is back in hopsital

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UCinNC
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
she was discharged last Wednesday because neither GI nor GYN could find anything wrong, after 5 days in the hospital with distended belly, unable to urinate without a catheter, nausea. Last night she spiked a fever of 102 is was re-admitted to the hospital. her GI is seeing her today. she really thinks it is her crohns because she has a history of abcesses and fistulas, and apparently the abcesses have made her feel this way before. she is very frustrated because when she was discharged last week she was told it wasn't crohns. anyway, I am going to visit her today in the hospital (and bring her some starbucks, which she loves, in case she can at least suck on them), and since so many of you have given me such good advice of visiting her, I thought I would update you to the situation. thanks for your help, and I send all of you lots of hugs and warm wishes from all of us over on the UC forum.....
30/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.


UCinNC
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
oh yeah, forgot to mention, she is now on short term disability. what, exactly, does that mean? thanks
30/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.


stkitt
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the update and what a great friend you are.  May I ask if you are talking about a sucker of somekind when you mention Starbucks? 
With a temp of 102 she surely has something going on.  I will say a little prayer for your friend.
(((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))

Kitt



 
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 2/5/2008 8:58:08 AM (GMT-7)


stkitt
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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Oops just saw that question:

Short-term disability insurance covers a percentage of your lost salary should injury or illness knock you out of work for more than a few days.  Payments generally kick in when you have exhausted any available sick leave. You might see a large chunk of your salary early on, but payments are often reduced to 60% of your salary, or less, after a few weeks. Duration of benefits varies by policy, but six months is typical.

Long-term disability insurance is a more typical insurance product in that it protects you from catastrophic illness or injury, including tragic twists of fate that permanently end your ability to earn a paycheck.These policies usually pick up where short-term disability policies leave off. Some last only five or 10 years,

Hope this helps
Kitt
 
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mama2jmt
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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi UC,

I am sorry to hear about you friend,& I sure hope that she gets some answers soon.I have a history of abscesses also,they are very painful & dangerous.You are such a great friend to be so supportive to her at this time,not to mention,bringing her stuff from the outside world :)

BTW, I live in NC also,up near Boone in Ashe county.
~Jennifer~
Official Crohns DX-march 2004.Pentasa 4000mg,B12,Probiotics
         1 resection
Cardiomyopathy DX-may 2004.Coreg,Altace,Digitek,Lasix,Potassium,very low-sodium diet
          


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/5/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Uc, My prayers are with your friend.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


UCinNC
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   Posted 2/5/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt - I meant starburst, not starbucks! oops!

Well, I visited my friend today. turns out that the Ct showed she has literally dozens of abcesses on the outside of her abdominal wall, on her pelvis. Because she has had multple surgeries, the surgeon can't tell the root of the abcesses from the scan, so they will be doing surgery on thursday to deal with the abcesses and try to find the root. She was in pain but also in good spirits. She recently got married, and I am engaged, so we swapped wedding stories. I brought her a couple of cheesy magazines, a coloring book and crayons, some lip balm and just some small trinkets to keep her occupied when she is bored. she is nervous about the surgery since no one is certain what they will find once they're in there. so, I am keeping my fingers crossed for her.
30/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (was on 12 Asacol/day, but suddenly got sick from it)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.

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