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5/16/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Below is a brief summary of Marisa's story.
Marisa had been feeling under the weather for the past year and experiencing strange symptoms like rashes, migranes, respiratory infections and the past month severe abdominal pain. A little over two weeks ago, over the weekend, she came down with a fever and exhibited signs of the stomach bug. By Monday, the fever was gone but the pain persisted. She pushed through the pain because she did not want to miss her first softall game which was on a Tuesday. Unfortunately the softball game was cancelled and by Wednesday the pain was so bad that we had to bring her to the emergency room. After several tests in the ER, she was diagnosed with a bowel intussusception (BI). She was taken by ambulance to Albany Med and admitted. A BI is extremely rare in a child her age. After being evaluated by the surgical team, it was determined that the BI was in the small bowel and could not be operated on and would work itself out. Althought the pain never subsided she was released from the hospital after 2 days with a script for a bowel follow through test. Marisa continued to have pain and intermittent diarrhea. A week later she had the small bowel follow through which came back unremarkable and showed that the intussusception had resolved. Three days later, she woke up at 4 am with unbearable pain in the abdomen and had diarrhea. We went back to Albany Med, on 5/11/17 where she was again admitted. Since her second admission, she has been diagnosed with C. Diff.
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