Thursday, July 3, 2014
An update on mom
Mom is still in the hospital. What they are thinking has happened is scar tissue from a previous bowel resection is causing a small blockage. It is like a small flap of scar tissues and when it gets inflamed blocks the bowel. To fix it would require about a five hour surgery most of would be just trying to find the blockage and then trying to fix it which in itself is a risk. Mom doesn't want to do that unless there is no other option so what they have recommended is she goes on a "mashed potato diet" - this doesn't mean just mashed potatoes but foods of a mashed potato consistency and no fibrous foods that are hard to digest like certain meats, beans fruits and veggies etc and no doughy bread or food that turn into lumps in the stomach. They are hoping if they give her bowels a chance to calm down again and become less inflamed that the obstruction won't be such a problem. Mom wanted to say thank you for all the support and kind words....she really appreciates every single one as they make her feel less alone as she and dad cope with this.