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Old 05-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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need help QUICK!! bowel obstruction??

Hi all,

In about four hours I'm running to the hospital to join my wife. Her mother was admitted yesterday with what appeared to be bowel obstruction symptoms (she had to have surgery a year or so ago, after she almost died because of an adhesion that had developed after a hysterectomy--she's 73 years old).

They've run some tests (ultrasound, X-ray, etc) on her bowel, and they can't see any obstruction or adhesion this time. When my wife called me this morning, she said the doctor told her sister that although there's no visible cause of an obstruction (twisting, blockage, etc), blood is apparently being cut off from flowing to the bowel.

The scary part is, the doctors apparently don't know what to do in this case.

Has anyone out there had any experience with something like this, even with someone in their families? What's the next step from here? I'm doing research myself right now online, and I'm going to go to the hospital with as much information as I can dig up. Any help from this board would be DEEPLY, DEEPLY appreciated....


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Old 05-12-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: need help QUICK!! bowel obstruction??

I can't help but I do hope all goes well for your mother-in-law
I will pray for her take care....Mandy

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