Eileen had a lot of health problems for the last 10 or so years...... I think that is why she was a back burner story.
She was usually sitting down toward the last couple of years.
I remember when she was introduced to the show... yesssssss, it goes back a loooooong time ago... She was the first DIVA in SoapLand . even had a spin off of her own show at night.... but it only lasted a year....... then she returned to ATWT's.
She had a wonderful career on this show.....