due to his Crohn's disease. He was home sick because of abdominal cramping and the big D Thursday and Friday. We think it was set off by eating too much pineapple over the course of a couple weeks. The weekend seemed o.k. and he was careful about what he ate... except for Sunday evening. He confessed to having eaten some blackberries and woke up in pain that increased throughout the day, but wasn't bad enough to stay home (level 4 out of 10). His GI has ordered him on a liquid diet for 24hours. If he's not feeling better by lunchtime, we'll have to drive up to L.A. for a CT scan (he's got known scar tissue at the end of the small intestine that nearly obstructed once before -- he was actually scheduled for surgery last year, but had improved so much that we postponed it indefinitely). My anxiety is doubled by the fact that his grades tanked in March, and I'm thinking it was a combination of his anxiety over his dad's brain surgery in mid-Feb., and now I'm wondering if his own health played into it? The quarter ends Friday, and this was just a lousy time for him to get sick (like it's ever convenient?) I've emailed all his teachers and his counselor and I are playing phone tag. I guess I may have to just chalk this quarter up as a loss, but I'm not happy about this.