Late on Saturday, Kaja had to be taken to the emergency room of our local hospital. She was checked in and will be there for some time, apparently.
Kaja suffers from an ailment known as Chrohn's disease, which is an inflammation of the digestive system and can be life threatening if it is not treated.
Here is a link to a site that will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about Chrohn's disease; http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddisease
She had a similar attack around eleven years ago that almost killed her, and resulted in major surgery, but she healed up, and there's been no major problems until now.
This time, we caught it pretty early, and she might be able to avoid surgery by the simple method of being given a wide range of experimental and quite powerful drugs. I'm talking about stuff that the administering doctor has to get dressed up in protective clothing for, so that they don't accidentally splash any on themselves. No joke. She is hoping that she gets mutant abilities or at least a third eye out of the deal, but we'll just have to see.
The bottom line is SHE WILL BE FINE...eventually, but could easily be in the hospital for several weeks.
We will do our best to continue posting Girl Genius, but as Kaja has to walk me through everything on the phone at this point, if she does have to go in for surgery or if the drugs convince her that she can only converse in Venusian, we may be out of luck.
This was Kaja's idea, by the way, I was quite prepared to put up a "We are experiencing Technical Difficulties" banner, but she insisted we try to work through it, so I hope you appreciate it.
Nothing would make her happier than to receive a 'get-well' card or two. These can be sent to Studio Foglio. The kids and I will visit her every day.
Thanks for your support, and let's hope that she gets home soon, and if she does get a mutant ability, it's something useful.