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lil-momma
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   Posted 10/19/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Today was a horrible day!!!  Sierra seemed to be doing so good.  She had 2 bowel movements this morning that were just blood but they said that was normal and would get better each time.  They were going to release her today if she was able to tolerate solid food for lunch.  She was so excited to eat mashed potatoes!  In the middle of eating she needed to use the restroom.  Everything went down hill from there.  She passed out in the bathroom and had lost a tremendous amount of blood.  I heard her in there and it sounded like she was going to be sick, when I opened the door.....it was just horrible.  They had to give her a blood transfusion:  2 units of red blood cells.  She was at a 6 and I guess, should've been between 10-12.  They said she would go into shock if it went to 5 so she needed blood asap.  We asked if my husband or I could give her blood but they said there wasn't time.  They will test her again in 6 hrs to check her levels and decide if they have to add platelets.  They aren't sure the cause but hope it was from the pain meds they were giving her Toradol (sp?).  I guess they will know more after doing more tests.  Her surgeon said he doesn't think he will have to operate again but he can't rule it out right now.  I will keep ya's posted.  Prayers needed!  Much love to all of you!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


lil-momma
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   Posted 10/19/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to mention that she accepted the blood with no rejection which is good news. Her heart rate has went down too, it is fluctuating between 105-110 and it was up to 130 for quite awhile. I guess it should be 60-80. I am obviously staying the night and brought my laptop seeings I won't be sleeping!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


gachrons
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   Posted 10/19/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Was surprised to hear she had a bad go of it and sure hope that will start things on the way to getting better. I know that first taste of food is always something to look forward to . At least she wasn't home and thank goodness in the hospital when that happened. Is it normal for her to pass blood. ? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


smile1967
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
OH I am so sorry to hear what a hard day Sierra has had. I hope things calm down for the night and tomorrow will be better? Will be thinking of you.

Shelley
  • 41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
  • resection surgery Feb. 2008
  • Pentasa, Entocort (when needed), cipralex,probiotic,fibre supplement
 


donnaeil
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I am so sorry Sierra is suffering so. However, as was said previously, at least she was in the hospital when it happened.

I am glad that she is taking pain releivers. Children usually do not really tell people how much they hurt. I hope the tramadol was not the cause (it probably wasn't).

Hang in there Mom, I figured you would spend the night there with her.

Donnaeil

sammies
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
thoughts, prayers, and healing vibes being sent your way!! Hope tomorrow is a better and good day. Please get some rest tonight--you don't want to get run down when your daughter needs you so.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08


potatoqwn
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Just so sorry for what she and your family are going through. I hope and pray that things get better soon. Take care please.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Big hugs to you and gentle hugs to her!! I guess this is a lesson to all of us that if we know we are going in and want family blood to have them give before surgery!! My mom had knee surgery and had to give some of her own blood before hand. It was a planned surgery and she gave a month or so before I think. Don't worry about the blood. It is so safe now. I'm sorry she had to go through that though. So traumatizing. Good thing you were there to alert the nurses!
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Tj1
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   Posted 10/19/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope everything turns around for ya'll, prayers and thoughts coming your
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


ivy6
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   Posted 10/19/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Momma, what a horrible day you and Sierra have had. I'm so sorry. Lots of good thoughts and wishes are headed your way.

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/19/2008 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Prayers and thoughts yours and Sierra's way. What a brave daughter you have.
Jo

Sniper
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   Posted 10/20/2008 1:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopes and prayers that things start getting better real soon. Please keep us up to date. Tell her we are pulling for her here.
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lil-momma
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   Posted 10/20/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much! The surgeon was in this morning, her level went up to 7.8. He said it should've went up more after receiving 2 units of blood. They are going to test her levels again at noon. If they don't go up they will have to give her another transfusion. She seems to be in better spirits though. I'll check back soon! Lots of love to all of you!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


jacenta
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   Posted 10/20/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
i hope everything goes well with sierra!!!! my prayers are with her!

mom1978
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   Posted 10/20/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
My thoughts and prayers are with Sierra, you and your family, im sooo soooo sorry, and I hope that tomorrow is a better day, its a great thing that you were there, your a true momma, you had an instinct, and thats why you stayed and its good that you did.........
I hope only the best for you guys, let us know how she is doing please :)
take care
kelly
30 year old female, currently being diagnosed with a possible crohns, or celiacs disease. Have lost 40 pounds, cant eat very much, distended abdomen, low b12, constant diarrhea, diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2006, also have PTSD, and have suffered from depression and bipolar episodes since being a teen.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/20/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((((Sierra)))))))))
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Nanners
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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Toradal is a NSAID. Are they sure that wasn't the cause? I sure hope she gets feeling better soon. (((BIG HUGS))) to you both and please do keep us posted and I will definetly keep her in my prayers.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Joie1
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   Posted 10/20/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope she gets better. Keep your chins up.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)


gachrons
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   Posted 10/20/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi how is your daughter doing now? I thought about her alot today . Tell her there are lots of us wishing her the best and as soon as she is better perhaps she"ll say a hello to us. . lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/20/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope she is feeling better today. We are all pulling for her here.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


lil-momma
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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news.......Her levels are increasing! Slowly but that is better than going down. They have been testing every 6 hrs and so far 2 tests have increased .2 each time. They believe she had been bleeding at a staple location since surgery and the toradol was keeping her blood from clotting. She is showing improvement in all areas so she is headed in the right direction! Thank you all for everything, you all have been such a great support! Those of you that are approaching surgery, please be prepared. I know this is not a normal situation but it is better to be safe. Had we known we certainly would have prepared her for a transfusion. I know they say the blood is safe but now we will have that in our minds for some time. I wish the very best for all of you and will keep ya's posted!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


Sniper
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   Posted 10/20/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats great news lil-momma. Will keep you all in my prayers . The blood thing is scary but when I had my heart surgery I was told it is screened more thorough now. Hopes and prayers for continued improvment and recovery,, and dont foorget to take care of you too...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Miss UK
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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh what an awful shock for you all!  Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery and that she can come home soon! xx

gachrons
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   Posted 10/21/2008 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Thanks for posting and taking the time to let us know how Sierra is doing. She is becoming quite an important little person to all of us and hope the improvements continue. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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