Emily Jones terrible sickness

Written by: Haley Lietz

The unknown sickness

Emily Jones has been sick for the last few weeks, but doctors just cant seem to figure out whats wrong. Doctors have proscribed here with many medications and antibiotics but nothing seems to work. Emily has been in the hospital for over a month and doesn't seem to be doing any better.


Emily's symptoms

Some of Emily Jones's symptoms have been,

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in the chest
  • Pain all over the body
Emily has continued to have all these symptoms and nothing the doctors do will work. Doctors are still trying to figure out why Emily is having all these symptoms and what her disease is.

Did Doctors find a cure?

Doctors think they may have found the sickness for the "Emily Jones" case. Emily has been having many symptoms (listed above) and doctors couldn't find out what the sickness was, but doctors think they have found her sickness. They think she has "Sickle cell Anemia."

sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is a serious disorder, in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells. "Sickle shaped" means the red blood cells are shaped like a crescent.

Normal blood cells are disk-shaped, and and move easily through your blood vessels.

Sickle cells are stiff and sticky. they tend to block blood flow in the blood vessels of the limb and organ. Blocked blood flow can cause pain and organ damage and can also raise the risk of infection.

Sickle cell symptoms

Sickle Cell Anemia symptoms include

  • Shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • headaches
  • Pain in the chest
  • Coldness in hands and feet
  • Eye problems