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Old 11-13-2017, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Kathy going to U of M Hospital

As most of you know that are regularly on this form and are friends of ours. Kathy has been battling Crohn's disease for over 3 years. We have known part of her small intestine pain has been inflamed and unable to get a camera through it. But we found out 2 weeks ago that the part of small intestine as scar tissue. So this Friday she is going down to U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor. And the doctors are going to take out that part of her small intestine. It is about a two-hour surgery with four to five day stay in the hospital. She will have 8 to 12 weeks of restriction after the surgery . She will still have to take medication for her Crohn's disease but hopefully she can keep it under control and maybe get it to go into remission . Your thoughts and prayers are needed for us in the next few weeks. We know she is in good hands but it's still a scary situation. Thank you.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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Thoughts and prayers are with you from my family to yours.

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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Definitely thoughts and prayers from here in Ohio.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:44 AM   #4
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Thoughts and prayers are with Kathy and your family. Thank you for the information, and please keep us posted as to her progress.

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We will keep you and Kathy in our thoughts and prayers, hope the surgery provides a good outcome.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:05 PM   #6
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you! You got this Kathy! Get well quick we got some riding to do!
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Ben out of town and just saw this.
Hope things are going well, and Julie and I are thinking of you guys.
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Things went ok. Took out more than they thought, but that's good too. Took out 24in. of small intestine, appendix, one ovary and phalopen tubes. Not much blood loss. Feeling more comfortable in a chair. Feeling a lot less pain today Sunday. Went for two short walks this morning. And a good 5 min. walk at noon. No solid food yet, lots of fluids. She looks good and maybe home Tues. or Wed.
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Thanks for the update Kevin. Keep the faith. Tell Kathy I can't wait for some more of her "snacks" at brushing next year!!!!
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We're grateful that the pain has subsided. Sounds like she's well on her way on the road to recovery. Thanks Kevin for the update. Hoping she continues to improve and can come home tomorrow and at least spend Thanksgiving at home!
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Thanks for the update Kevin. Glad to hear she is doing better. Hope she continues to improve. We're with ya Kathy!
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