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  • So the gastro graphic study was done today, barium up the NG tube with series of xrays original surgeon called and said they could see the dye go all the way down within a half an hour then hit some stool in the lower intestine and explained that is why the bile is still coming up . . .oops just got...
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  • I was able to get a better explanation from a different surgeon and a GI doctor that I had to find was consulted so explanation in depth is more than just he's paralyzed his bowels are waking slower than usual. In-depth explanation was his upper lower intestine could have been distended for some time...
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  • oh ok. Again scary . . .Finally this morning the surgeon came in and said he is going to do another barium graphic study and said stool has moved from right side to left side of lower bowel whatever that is supposed to mean. Sill a lot of bile coming out of NG tube. I don't understand what the difference...
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  • OMG What scary stories! when I came in this eve the nurse said they gave him 1/2 bottle of magnesium citrate, nothing came out the bottom even after dig stim and he filled almost 3 cannisters with bile out of NG tube after as well. He has been ordered a catscan with contrast stat as we speak and I...
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  • What kind of testing? Yes I think we should ask for another catscan or barium study?, all they are doing are xrays. They say xrays look good but see stool in lower intestine so I don't understand why that would be blocking bile, etc. from going down. He is still getting quite a lot of bile coming...
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  • waters3
    started a topic how long for peristalsis to correct after bowel surgery
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    how long for peristalsis to correct after bowel surgery

    #1 Anthony had a small bowel obstruction where there was adhesion from an old J tube and his bowel had looped around it so they removed the scar tissue and a small hole in where the bowel was attached was sewn up. The surgery went well. However it is taking a long time for his bowels to wake up....
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  • URGENT funding for SCI research is on the chopping block!

    I am only assuming you all have heard of the organization U2FP. They have worked so hard to secure 6M in funding for SCI/TBI research in Minnesota. An email was sent to me alerting that the Governor of MN is proposing to cut this funding from the budget. Here is the email I received. Please call...
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