I’ll keep this update brief (mainly because my pain meds cause me to doze off mid sentence).
I have been admitted to Women and Infants Hospital after being diagnosed with a bowel obstruction. In short this means that my intestines are not passing its contents. In some cases there is a physical blockage and in other cases its just the intestines not doing their job right. This is not uncommon for someone that has had abdominal surgery (like me).
The game plan for now:
-Watch and wait. The problem generally just needs time to resolve itself.
-NPO- no food or drink. I’m hooked up to an IV to keep me hydrated
-Pain Management- they have been dosing me every 2-3 hours with Dilaudid (think morphine +)
So that’s it. I’m here at least another night and we will see how it all plays out.
Special thanks to Sarah for dropping everything to bring me to the ER and staying with me for roughly 10-11 hours. Thanks to my parents and my handsome boyfriend for making the trek from CT to be with me last night. Lastly, thanks for the kind texts, calls and fb comments! I truly have the best support system.
.. OK good I only managed to fall asleep while typing 4 times. It’s a record.
I’ll be updating as info unfolds.