[Theaterfacultystaff] Update on Erik Ramsey

Helene Siebrits hsiebrits at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 02:57:14 EDT 2017

Hello Merri, thanks for sending this along. Stressing news, I hope Erik
will be better and with us in no time.
See you all very soon.

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:03 PM, Biechler, Merri <biechler at ohio.edu> wrote:

> Erik Ramsey was taken by ambulance to Riverside Hospital in Columbus early
> Friday morning of last week. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, an
> extremely painful condition. Although Riverside doctors are still unable to
> diagnose the cause of the pancreatitis, they began their treatment with
> pain medication. While being treated for the pain, Erik developed breathing
> problems and was admitted to the intensive care unit and has been in and
> out of intensive care since. If Riverside doctors are unable to determine
> the cause soon, they will remove his gall bladder as a preventative measure
> because gallstones are the most common cause of acute pancreatitis. Barbara
> has been sending out regular updates and occasionally posting updates on
> Facebook. We are hoping that Erik will be out of the hospital within two
> weeks, and will be fully recovered by mid to late September. In the
> meantime, please send him your thoughts, your Chi, or whatever else you
> feel may be helpful.
> All best,
> Charles
> --
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> Distinguished Professor
> Head, Professional Playwriting Program, Ohio University
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