Thank you for all of your prayers and support. I am home from the hospital, but we still don't have any real answers. I definitely had an infection, which they knocked out with some iv antibiotics. But after a CT scan, an ultrasound, a colonoscopy, several blood draws, and more tests, the doctors are still a little baffled. At one point they thought my appendix looked enlarged, but it was determined that that was a result of the infection and not appendicitis.
A lot of "stuff" (for lack of a better word), was sent off to various labs for closer examination as this still could be Crohn's Disease, Collitis, or IBD. I won't know for another week or so. Or it could just be a really, really, really bad infection. For now, the doctors are having me take some anti-nausea meds round the clock (whether I feel I need them or not) in order to help me get more of an appetite, gain some weight, and get stronger. I should be back at work on Tuesday and I really am ready to go back. I miss my students and feel bad that they've started a Shakespeare unit without me.
Please pray that the nausea would go away on its own, that my appetite and energy would come back, and that the doctors would have the wisdom to know what is going on.
I promise that my next post will have pictures of Miss Cate for you. :-) She's much more fun to read about.