in the hospital with blockage

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   Posted 6/19/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
So all my complaining and the feeling of being swollen was real.  I came in to the ER early morning yesterday and after a CTScan it showed I have two partial blockages.  I have no infections anywhere so that's good.  They just have me on antibiotics and fluids.  Took me off of food completely to wait and see if it'll pass on it own.  Hopefully it will because I'm so scared they'll end up opening me up.  Please tell me your experiences with blockage.  How many days did you all stay in the hospital and what did they do?  Anything I can do to speed up the process?  Massaging my abdomen maybe?  Any input is greatly appreciated as soon as possible. 
Thank u so much
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   Posted 6/19/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
A lot of people on here are partial to grape juice, warm baths, massaging, curling knees to chest. I have actually passed a partial blockage (very minor) by massaging and laying on my side. Hope you feel better soon. Do you remember what you ate that could have possibly caused this?

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   Posted 6/19/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I had to go in the hospital for 5 days. They gave me an NG tube which I kept for 3 days and that apparently helped whatever blocking me up pass.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery - 6/2/2010
Readmitted back to hospital because of blockage (my fault cause I ate Steak n Shake 3 days after being released from surgery) - 6/10/2010
Step two of Jpouch surgery - 9/?/2010

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   Posted 6/19/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Nothing by mouth, IV, and possibly ng tube if you need it.

BUT is the blockage from a reappearance of Chrones, a food blockage, or an adhesion blockage?

The cause needs to be determined so that appropriate treatment can be given.

Good luck, keep us posted, Rosemary

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   Posted 6/19/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My experience is walking...walking and walking helps just like right after surgery! An NG tube if nothing is moving and you are vomiting:(

I cannot remember, did the pain start before the oatmeal and blueberries, or after? Did they pass?

Don't worry about how long others have taken to pass a blockage...we are all so different...focus on yourself and doing what is right for YOU. If it takes 2 days or 12 the goal is to get through it and hopefully without surgery. Stay positive and focused on you:)

Sending healing vibes your way!!!!!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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