I usually hang out in the UC forum, but I have a relative in the hospital. I'm getting
information second hand, so I don't really understand what's going on. Maybe someone
can help me understand?
My grandfather is 89 years old, and he went in to the hospital about a month
ago to have a colon tumor removed. He hasn't been doing well since then.
He's on a liquid diet, and hasn't had any bowel movements.
On Saturday, his heart stopped for five minutes, and on the third try with the
defibrilator the doctors got it started again. They did some tests, and it wasn't a heart attack,
it wasn't a blood clot in the lung, and it wasn't because his blood is too thick.
I'm getting all this second hand information from my relatives, so I don't really
understand what's going on. I feel like if I knew more, I wouldn't feel like I'm
in the dark.
Can anyone help me understand what's going on? Thanks.
Proctitis - diagnosed April 2007 (symptoms starting in October 2006)
Flares treated with Rowasa enemas
Mild food diet (chicken, rice, collard greens, no sugar, no corn, no beef/pork, etc)