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My journal of my battle with Crohns disease. I have had Crohn's diagnosed since September 2007. In that time I've been through two surgeries, two colonoscopies, and tons of good and bad times. I want to share my experiences with this disorder and hope to hear some feedback from time to time.


Sunday, December 11, 2011
So, I haven't been feeling the best for the last couple days. Around Wednesday, a small fever started to come on. I didn't pay much attention to it.  Thursday, the fever felt a little more hot, and I felt exhausted.  I tried eating that evening and after two bites had to run to the bathroom to vomit.  By then my temp was staying around 101.  At about 5 AM Friday morning, I started to feel those all too familiar Crohn's BM rumbles and had to run to the bathroom.  30 minutes later I crawled back in bed and tried to catch a few more minutes of sleep before my regular alarm went off.

When work rolled around I felt horrible! Freezing and burning at the same time.   I took my blanket and a glass of water and setup at my desk. Throughout that horrible workday, I had to go to the restroom at least eight times, and threw up around five! It sucked ass. By the end of the day my clear vomit that was comprised of water started turning green probably because of bile.  When I noticed that, I knew that I would probably have to go the ER.  I called my GI a couple of times throughout the day to get his opinion, which was the same.

Toward the end of the work day, I noticed that my hands and arms were numb.  That freaked me out a little.  That's when I decided it was really time to go.  Jess drove me to the ER, and I was in a bed in under 15 minutes.  Hooked up to an IV,  I was given a couple bad of saline, and some ice chips.

The hospital decided a CT scan of my gut would be good to see what was going on.  They found there was more inflammation and Colitis.

After a few hours of IV fluids, the ER decided that it was time for me to go home.  Just as we were getting ready, I had to reach for a barf bag.  When they saw that, the decision was to admit me.

Since then, I've had 5 other bags of saline, 4 bags of IV-antibiotics(2 cipro, 2 flagyl), and a few injections of morphine to help with some of the pain.   I haven't eaten since the first time I threw up on Thursday.  The docs want my gut to rest.   They have been measuring the amount of urine I expel, taking blood, and collecting stool samples. Gross I know. :)  I have met with a dietitian, will be meeting their GI doc, and because they are worried about my rapid weight loss, will see a nutritionist.

The worse part is they aren't sure when I will be released.  I will be given food later today to see if I can handle it, but was told that I probably won't be leaving.  Isn't Crohn's Awesome!?!?
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Amber williams said...

I'm so sorry pooky. Keep fighting this okay.

Kristen Terrana said...

Oh no...I'm so sorry to hear that. I've been worrying about you after reading your recent posts. I'll be praying for you.