My story begins on Sunday afternoon, July 2, 2023, when I started having abdominal pain. My husband Stephen took me to our local Urgent Care facility, which told me to rush to a hospital for a CAT scan. Residing in New Rochelle but remembering what great care our grandchildren were given when they were born at White Plains Hospital’s NICU unit, we knew where we were going for the scan. I was doubled over in pain, but we experienced the greatest care and concern from the Emergency Room staff as soon as we arrived.
My husband and I were so impressed with the speed and efficiency provided to us; everyone had their roles perfect and in sync with each other. My scan confirmed a diagnosis of diverticulitis and revealed a perforated pouch. I was admitted that evening and am currently under treatment with IV and antibiotics.
I am so grateful for all the staff that has been taking care of me during this holiday weekend. I am grateful for all those who have been involved in my stay, and Stephen and I would especially like to thank the team who are taking care of me on the 5th floor under the leadership of Ms. Kerri Sommer. I know that we will get this event under control!