Article on Huffington Post about Crohn’s
I am SO excited to share with you all that a blog post I’ve been working on for a bit about taking care of a loved one with Crohn’s has been posted on HuffingtonPost.com!
I wrote about the complications Dan has had over the years and the various hospitalizations and how important it is to understand what is going on so that you are able to make informed decisions.
Here’s a snippet of the piece:
“Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first emergency hospitalization that I went through with my husband or the first one where I feared for his life. One year earlier, following a routine colonoscopy, my husband spiked a 104-degree fever 30 minutes after coming out of anesthesia as we were preparing to be discharged. He ended up spending five days in the hospital with an E. coli infection caused by a small puncture made by the scope during the procedure. I learned quickly during my husband’s first hospitalization how important it is to ask questions. I am my husband’s sole caretaker — I am responsible for ensuring that the doctors and nurses are doing everything they can to treat him appropriately. However, without being a doctor, there is no way for me to know what the right course of treatment is without asking questions.”
You can read the full post here.