GREAT news!!! Cecilia just called. She is still in ICU, still on pain meds, NG tube, IV, etc, but they did another CT scan and the distended intestine from the obstruction seems to be a bit smaller AND she has had some liquid output so, that is great news. The pain is still bad, but not as intense. She sounds so much better, but still not ready to be released. They are still monitoring her.
I kept telling her to not to forget to breathe cause I know when I am in pain, I either hold my breath or take really shallow breaths. Well, she forgot to breathe! jk But, she said her oxygen level dropped and they put an oxygen mask on her for a while.
She's allowed to use her cell phone in the ICU cause she doesn't have a heart monitor on and she's in a "private" room right across from the nurses station. She is getting really excellent care.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery