I graduated from high school with a 4.0, then went to community college for two semesters and also received a 4.0. I got my CNA over the summer and loved everything about the class and clinical. I started at Western Illinois University as a pre-nursing student in Fall 2012. Last semester was fine, but this one has been ruined because of my health. I've been very sick for about 8 weeks now. I've seen multiple doctors and been put on multiple different medications. I'm getting tests done tomorrow, but they don't know what is wrong yet. They are thinking an autoimmune disease. The joint and muscle pain, migraines, and excessive fatigue are awful but I can attend class with those BUT. . . some days I can't stop vomiting or am too dizzy to walk, which affects my ability to go to class. My Microbiology professor will not excuse absences unless you are hospitalized or a parent dies. She requires documentation for both. Since today was my third absence, I'm going to fail the class unless I can somehow convince her to excuse it. I don't know what to do. I emailed her and explained my situation thoroughly, but what happens if I fail? I dropped Micro last semester due to a bad professor, and recieved a W on my transcript so will I be able to take it again to replace my grade since I withdrew and didn't fail? Our retake policy states tha I need to do this, I need to get into nursing school, but am I out for good if I fail this? Thanks.