Posted 9/14/2007 12:21 PM (GMT -6)
If you have a complete blockage, nothing getting through, that's reason enough for emergency surgery. But believe me, you don't want to do emergency surgery if you don't have to, but if you're fully blocked, you can't wait that long for a surgeon to fit you in.
If you can pass fluids, it may be uncomfortable and scary to wait, but you can wait. There are a lot of full nutrition fluids out there, it's hard and not fun, but it can be done.