Hubby Update - Bowel Obstruction
By texasebeth on September 30, 2012
Around 8:30pm Thursday night Hubby and I headed to MD Anderson ER. Hubby’s stomach and back pain had intensified and he’d started vomiting.
Charlie spent the night at a friend’s house. The boys thought it was super cool to have a sleep over during the week.
Around midnight X-rays were done and by 2am a CT scan. The ER doctor diagnosed Hubby with a bowel obstruction. The least invasive method of clearing out the blockage is an NG tube, which Hubby protested but ended up with.
The NG tube seems to have done the trick. Hubby’s stomach is no longer distended and tender.
The blockage seems to be caused by 2 things; the small intestine kinked up on it’s own and some of the tumors were “choking” or wrapped around the small intestine.
Surgery was, thankfully, not considered an option at this time.
The NG tube was removed this morning and Hubby is almost off the pain meds.
On a positive note, insurance approved the Clinical Trial. Hubby is scheduled for blood work and labs on Tuesday morning. The Clinical Trial meds are supposed to start on Wednesday but that is pending verification of protocols.
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