Sorry to leave ya'll hanging, lastnight was a rough one.
Bk finally had a bowel movement ( cowpatty) at about 11 lastnight, good thing too, that portion of his intestines that is protruding thru the hernia has become very very firm. I was advised by the transplant nurse to have him drink a bottle of Magnesium Citrate to see if that moves him. Well, 8 hours later he finally moves a little, cowpatty. He hasnt gone since then, I plan on having him drink another botlle of the stuff tomorrow if he hasnt moved well.That portion of the intestines has dropped into his scrotum and really has the skin stretched taunt with the contents very firm. I know it sounds disgusting and I am trying not to be to graphic while still getting the thought across. I just dont know what else to do. Unless it becomes discolored, extremely painful or unable to push it back in they will not do anything about it until after the liver transplant ( if he gets one). Another issue with all of this, he isnt eliminating waste so the ammonias are building also.
When the nurse called me I asked her about him getting listed, she said that it had been to committee that morning and that besides a few labs that were not issue, the only thing holding him up from getting listed is the heart cath results on tuesday and they want him to see a transplant psychiatrist. lol I feel sorry for the poor psyc, he is good at reversing things, but I told him he will have to behave this time .