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BROOKE

CROHN’S DISEASE AND INTRA-ABDOMINAL ABSCESS

SERVICES: Antibiotic Therapy
DIAGNOSIS: Intra-abdominal abscess

CHALLENGES

Being a teenager is challenging enough let alone having to deal with a chronic disease. Brooke Crohn’s disease was complicated by an abscess in her abdominal cavity. She had a prolonged hospitalization and needed IV antibiotic for weeks to help clear the infection. She was determined to go home and get better as fast as she can. She was worried about falling behind at school and also wanted to prepare for her SAT exam.

SOLUTIONS

RHI provided antibiotics that Brooke can administer at home so that she can return to school. Even though she lived in South Dakota, RHI worked closely with her home nurse, monitored her labs, and provided close clinical monitoring ordered by her physician at the Mayo Clinic. With collaboration across multiple disciplines, Brooke transitioned successfully to everyday life.

RESULTS

Brooke prepared for her SAT’s, went back to school full time, went to prom, and even attended volleyball camp while she was undergoing treatment at home.