Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Who Wants Some Gastroenteritis?

Evidently our favorite recovering drug addict has landed on the DL with a bad case of the shits. From Wikipedia:

"Gastroenteritis is a general term referring to inflammation or infection of the gastrointestinal tract, primarily the stomach and intestines. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, or other parasites, or less commonly reactions to new foods or medications. It often involves stomach pain (sometimes to the point of crippling), diarrhea and/or vomiting, with noninflammatory infection of the upper small bowel, or inflammatory infections of the colon."

Who knows what's been inside that intestinal tract, the author's guess is parasites. The cross-citations list anal fissures [the first time I've had the pleasure of adding that term to this publication, but I assure you it will not be the last], Crohn's disease, and Coeliac disease. The author has never personally had any of the listed disorders and doesn't even really know what they are, but they don't sound enjoyable. So, Josh get well soon. We'll have to tolerate Encarnacion, instead of offensive stalwarts Castro and Keppinger, while you're out. Keep that bowel healthy and we'll see you in a month.


The Last Unitard said...

I had gastroenteritis a couple months ago, and I can vouch for the extreme unpleasantness involved.

But it's nothing that a few fat rails of Columbian marching powder won't fix!

Phil Richardson said...

Isn't this condition similar to what Griffey had back in April?

There could be much more to this story-- and I'm quite sure I don't want to hear it.