Re: Brother sick needs help!
I guess the first question i have would be just what did the hospital have to say about it and just what tests did they run on him? you need to also obtain any and all medical records pertaining to this reoccuring illness.that includes all ER vists and any testing that was done and just go thru them to see what they have to really say.
i am rather suprised given the fact that your brother has been to the ER several times with this same thing that they haven't reccomended he be referred to a GI doc yet.that really would be his best bet at actually finding out what is causing this all to occur in your brother.having all of that ER info,mostly the testing results will be very important gfor a new GI doc to actually see as this would tell him just what specific levels of certain labs were at the time the illness was present.
unfortunetly,there could be possibly hundreds of basic explanations for the actual symptoms your brother has been having.this is why you really DO need a doc who specializes in the GI tract to evaluate him and do some of his own specific type of testing to try and come up with a possible cause here.i realistically don't think you will be able to get to the bottom of this unless you see the right type of doc first.the ER quite obviously wasn't able to give you any real Dx of his actual condition or the cause of the sudden onset illness.seeing that GI possibly would,or it would be the best possible chance at actually finding out anyway.
just have your brother follow up with his primary(who should have also sent him off to a GI doc by now too)and have him refer him to that GI doc.i do wish you all luck and hope that a reason can be found for this.please keep us posted,**