Sunday, October 26, 2008

Update #9

Last night was no fun for any of us. Since Susan's bowls are not working and moving stuff through (the doctors say they are asleep) she's getting backed up and it's causing a lot of pressure. Even without eating the liver, stomach, and gallbladder can produce a liter of liquid a day. And since her bowls are sleeping they had no where to go. It got a little too much to bear so they had to put a NG tube down her nose to drain all the gastric soup. Now that the pressure is down she feels a lot better.

3 comments:

hlmortensen said...

Sorry to hear you were feeling so bad! :( I'm glad that you are getting a little relief now.
Heidi :)

thearringtonclan said...

The N G tube is no fun BUT at least this will give your bowels a break and time to heal...
Mathew didn't like the tube at all but he knew it was a "part" of getting well and out of the hospital............
Here's to a full recovery SOON !

Amber said...

Who knew that the nose would be the best place to start a tube to your bowels!? Glad you got some relief.