Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ben's Saturday Update

Ben was still throwing up this morning. It was not from the drug the ER doctor told me about as they had not given that to him yet. They did give it to him later and he seemed to tolerate it, which means he didn't throw up after they gave it to him. The Kaiser doctor told me today that this drug was a "temporary fix". It constricts the intestine to see if it will make the patient have bowel movements. Kaiser is still telling us that there is no blockage but that Ben's still has paralysis in his intestines and that there is no "fix" for it as Dr. Shantha requested. The Kaiser doctors say Ben's problem is "functional" not "mechanical" so ONLY his body can heal itself or not.

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