Joe Blow --- 25 min ago - edit - quote - put user in the ice box - put user in the ice box and remove recent comments - hide comments She will be treated with IV fluids and electrolytes and should be okay within 3 days. This is not a real blockage.
Unfortunately it IS. She just went into exploratory surgery. They want to see what's going on in there.
WIP, nothing right now, thanks, but you're prayers are coveted. I'm going to see her after surgery.
what I posted is what normally happens after her first surgery. I hope it all comes out alrigh
That's the funny thing about the human body. We are all different making no case a "routine case". What happens for one may not happen for another because it all depends on the person. I, too hope all goes well for Tat. Tell her we miss her posting.
The doc said her intestines collapsed and were "glued" together and had to be opened and cleaned out. I've never heard of such a thing. Has anyone been thru anything like this?
If you have, please post of your experience. I just get the feeling that we aren't being told everything. Since this happened 3 weeks post the first surgery, and nothing at that point was ocurring that would indicate a collapsed intestine that we were told, I just Have to wonder how these things are related.
It's a fact that the plumbing hasn't worked right since the first surgery. She never recovered from that procedure before this all happened. Was never able to eat without pain and agony.
Oh, my. Poor thing. I am so sorry she has this to deal with. I am going to be reading about this because I always worry that my colon will suffer for my eating habits- I eat very little and I know I don't get enough fiber in my diet.
Does she suffer from Crohn's disease by any chance?
Did the doctors tell you what their plan is? The colon moves by something called perastalsis, sort of like contractions that help move the food through. If she hasn't eaten anything in 3 weeks, the perastalsis will stop, which might cause the colon to collapse. Still, there should be bile and other liquids forming in the stomach even from not eating. I hope they are looking at Tat's stomach as well. Sorry I am of no help. All your questions should be asked and demand your answers until you are satisfied. Drill 'em with questions until the issues are understood fully. Don't let them leave you hanging in the dark! That is what they went to school for. Hugs to Tat.
She's doing ok. Lots of pain and all that stuff. I think they are going to try some clear liquids or liquid food tomorrow. She's scared to eat, poor thing, she's been tortured of late by food. And eating. :(
Apparently when you open the abdomen and dink with intestines, they like to rebel. Nature has its own ideas how some things are suppose to work. I have a close friend who is a physician and he got me off my high horse. (Hanging head). It's not unusual for this to happen soon after a surgery and when someone goes long periods without eating. Her whole system is just messed up right now.
But she's hanging in there. Everyday is a chance to take a step toward normalcy.
A gentle reminder not to take the miraculous workings of the human body for granted. Eating without pain and agony, which we do everyday for the most part, shouldn't be taken for granted bc the flip side of that is a complete eye opener.
I hope she feels better soon. I think they can determine a lot with that barium drink and whatever that xray thing is that's live. One of my kids had to do that. I'm sure she's in good hands. Praying for her speedy recovery.