Nicole Humble

First post: Aug 15, 2022 Latest post: Sep 26, 2022
Nicole had been having stomach pains on and off for a couple of weeks which ultimately resulted in vomiting for three hours straight.  Calieb took her to the ER where, after many tests and CT Scans, she was diagnosed with a terminal ileitis and a bowel obstruction.  She was kept in the Hospital ER overnight, then transferred to an inpatient floor, with fluids only for three days, being released one day before her 30th birthday.  Happy birthday to Nicole!  :)

She followed up with the GI doctor Tuesday, August 2nd after her release from the hospital.  He started her on steroids and talked about following up in 4 weeks.  They wanted to do a colonoscopy, but wanted to wait until the obstruction was gone.  At this point Nicole could eat some soft food, carefully, but was still having pain.

On Wednesday, August 10th, she had excruciating pain in her stomach, so back to ER they went.  This time the CT Scan showed not only the obstruction, but an abscess.  They decided to insert a CT guided tube on Thursday, August 11th, to drain it.  The doctor tried to go in the belly, then the back, but decided it was too dangerous for Nicole so they scheduled surgery for Friday, August 12th. 

They cut Nicole open from under her breasts to just above her pelvis.  They removed about 2 feet of bowel/intestines, put a drain the abscess and found a mass.  They have sent the fluid from the abscess and a biopsy of the mass to pathology, and we await the results.

Calieb and Nicole are the parents to two beautiful girls, 3 and 6 months.  On top of all of this pain, they miss her and obviously Nicole misses them, which doesn’t help in dealing with the pain from the surgery and now the healing.

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