Trip to the emergency room

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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday (monday) had to be one of the worse days of my entire life. I hadn't had anything to eat all day. I had just sat down I was going to eat some homemade chicken noodle soup but all of a sudden I felt a hugely intense urge to go to the bathroom. My father in law was taking his coat off so I asked him to plz hold Halen for me. I ran into the bathroom I started vomitting terribly. Then I had diahrea for what seemed like ever. This entire time I was in more severe pain than with any one of my childrens deliveries. I have never in my life hurt so bad. about an hour later I called my G.I and they said to immediately go to the ER. I ended up being there all day and night. The dr came in and said that he recommend that I stay there in case my pain got real intense again but they gave me some ant-nausea meds as well as 4mg of morphine for pain. Guys this is no joke. I have never been so scared in my entire life. It felt like my body was being ripped apart literally from the inside. This has given me a whole new realiziation to the pain that Crohn's disease can cause. Joe my husband was going to stay home with me today but I sent him into work and told him if I needed him I would call. Now I am absolutely afraid to eat even though I hadn't had anything yesterday I just don't know what to do. I'm truthfully frightened by all of this now.

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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Did they do a CT scan of your abdomen to rule out an obstruction? It may also be that you had a case of norovirus, the stomach flu, which can cause those same symptoms but which passes (no pun intended) in 18-24 hours.

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   Posted 1/22/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
MikeB said...
Did they do a CT scan of your abdomen to rule out an obstruction? It may also be that you had a case of norovirus, the stomach flu, which can cause those same symptoms but which passes (no pun intended) in 18-24 hours.

They basically told me that it looked a little bit worse than the last time I had the tests done (the narrowing in the ileum) but there wasn't an obstruction. Today I just have my laptop open and i'm sitting on my bed. Thankfully so far my kids are behaving really well...Its sort of like a party in mommy's room today. Which they are enjoying.

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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I am so sorry you had a nasty day yesterday............Glad you got to the ER and received some pain med.

I can certainly understand why you are afraid to eat. Did your Dr. give you discharge instructions on what to do re diet and meds etc.?

I do not know how you do it, 3 little children and there you are taking care of them and yourself.  Kudos to you but please don't be afraid to let others help you when it gets to tough.

Gentle Hugs, Kitt

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   Posted 1/22/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
At this point food isn't so important. Fluid is. Keep up the liquids. If you can keep hydrated you will be OK for a few days to give your belly a rest. If you feel up to eating, keep to very soft foods. Think about what you would give your little ones after the tummy bug. Toast, crackers, mushy bananas, basically things that almost disolve in your mouth. But try to get some nutrituous liquids, broth, Ensure, meal replacment drinks, even water.

Good luck with your little ones. Some how they sense when Momma doesn't feel well and seem to be on their best behavior, at least mine did. I hope yours do too! ((((hugs))))

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Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

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   Posted 1/22/2008 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Zanne, keep drinking the fluids and eat soft, bland foods, not to much at a time though. Your episode sounds EXACTLY what happened to me almost exactly 2 years ago when I had a partial obstruction...I had natural childbirth 2 times and the pain wasn't as severe as a partial obstruction, I couldn't stop vomiting, couldn't stand up straight, could hardly walk, I had never felt pain in my abdomen like that before, never. I thought I was dieing, I can empathize dear.
Please take it easy for awhile, plenty of rest and time to heal. Take care of yourself and let us know if you need anything!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse"  do to CD  ;)

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   Posted 1/22/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you are feeling much better today!  That sounds awful!  Take care and keep in touch!

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   Posted 1/22/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
As someone said, it could be stomach flu. (Just trying to be optimistic) This has been going around with high schoolers and young adults lately. My son had it first (I was afraid it was possibly a flare), and then my daughter (17) got it. I was never so glad when she got it devil because then I knew his was not a flare. After that, their coach (he's 27) got it. It hit him a bit harder. He was sick for nearly 4 days, while my kids only had it for about 48 hours. Both my kids complained of *intense* abdominal pain with this bug. INTENSE. This was all about 10 days ago...

Anyway, I am soooo sorry you had such a bad day! I hope you recover quickly! Please know we are all thinking about you and sending positive thoughts your way!
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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   Posted 1/22/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I would do a liquid diet for awhile stay away from solid foods give your system a chance to rest.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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   Posted 1/22/2008 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like what happened to me the first time I ever went to the hospital and found out I had Crohn's. But I was in there for 4 days before my temperature came down under 102. It was one of the worst days of my life. They had me injected with so much demerol, that I fell on the floor when they tried to move me from the stretcher to the hospital bed.

Hang in there, I can sympathize with what you went through.

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   Posted 1/22/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I am your post right now as well. Please do whatever it takes to make sure your ok.
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