On Friday Sept. 23rd Jeri Ann woke up with excruciating pain in her lower back and right hip. That day she received a cortisone shot as the doctor thought it was possibly bursitis. With no relief in the amount of pain, she went to the ER on Saturday. That day they did a CT scan and gave her additional prednisone. Nothing was found in the CT scan. On Sunday evening she returned to the ER to be admitted into the hospital. On Monday they tried to do an MRI however due to the amount of pain - she couldn't tolerate it. By Tuesday morning they found she had some type of bacterial infection and was transported by ambulance to Boise. It was discovered she has a very serious staph infection mostly in her lower back and has also hit her left artificial knee. She has had one surgery doing a "wash" of the infection in the artificial knee. It has been determined that her left artificial knee will be surgically removed tomorrow - Oct. 5th. She will remain at St Alphomsus for the time being and then will be moved to Vibra which is a long term care hospital in Boise.