Monday, July 13, 2009

G.I. Bleeding and the E.R.

Yesterday morning when Alex woke up she was complaining of really bad abdominal pain. What started out feeling like constipation eventually turned into diarrhea, followed by bleeding. I guess maybe that's normal with Crohn's? I don't know; it's never happened to her before. She was pale, shaking, and nauseous as well so I called the advice nurse who told us to go directly to the E.R.

They ended up giving her fluids, pain meds, anti-nausea meds, running labs and ordering a CT. Even with both Zofran and Reglan in her system she had a really hard time drinking the contrast without puking. They consulted with her G.I. doc and let us leave about 10:00 last night. I called the G.I. doc this morning to see her for follow up and we will be going in tomorrow. Alex really isn't feeling any better today, and the anxiety it's causing isn't helpful. She's really worried they will cancel surgery.

Will this stuff ever end?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry that Alex is going through so much. I hope things go as scheduled this week.