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Prayers for my sister Brenda please


Sunday, July 22, 2012

She is not doing well at all. She has been diagnoised with Gastroparesis and floopy Colon. Right now, she is in extreme pain and cannot eat or pass anything.

The doctors don't know what to do right now except have her drink meals and she throws it right back up. She is so weak right now and I am scared for her.

I am throwing up my hands and fists with the doctors in Wtn and SF's and packing her up this week for Mayo Clinic.
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Here are possible options but...so many varied opinions from "professionals". The problem is...no one is sure where the problem is originating from. Is it the colon not passing bowel and backing up the stomach? Is the the stomach not releasing food into the bowl fast enough and allowing moisture to be evaporated and causing colon blockage? She cannot drink enough without filling up. A half cup of liquid and she is full and burping. A couple of tsps. of food and she feels sick. In fact, she can throw up undigested food two days after eating it. She is following the advice of drs. and has been drinking meals for five weeks and still having horrible pain and issues. Now, they introduced three solids into her diet...and the vomiting began.

option 1....remove her diseased stomach and put a permanent feeding tube into her that will empty right into her small intestine.

option 2...remove some of the diseased colon.

Problem...they don't know which one at this time is the cause of all the problems. Each affects the other.

Remove the stomach and if that is not the source...the colon still will not pass the foods.

Remove the colon and if it IS the stomach...she has gone thru a dangerous surgery for nothing.

Which came first...the chicken or the egg scenerio. :(
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There is no cure for gastroparesis and the drugs used to try and treat it come with possible serious side effects. Many have been pulled off market at this time. Lets just destroy the heart and kidneys while fixing this. :(

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MSLZZY 7/24/2012 10:58AM

    Mayo sseems to be her and your only option. In this
day and age, you would think they could consult with
other specialists and come up with better solutions.
Praying for both of you in thie difficult time. HUGS!

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ELLENIRENE 7/24/2012 8:10AM

    My prayers are with you and your family

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AYLAZON 7/23/2012 12:20PM

    Wow, another really difficult and painful issue to sort out. I can only imagine how you must all be feeling. Many prayers are with you and your sister, my dear friend. Hope Mayo has some answers. Your sister is lucky to have you. Don't forget to take care of yourself in all this, OK? Remember, the mask goes on you first when the cabin loses pressure, right?

Big hugs,
Kayla

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TOONACAT 7/23/2012 12:04PM

    So sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers for your sister and family.

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AMYTRIPP 7/23/2012 9:27AM

    I'll keep you both in my thoughts.

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TUNERVILLE 7/23/2012 8:49AM

    Oh dear. Sounds exhausting to just try to absorb all that info and make all the tough decisions. Hang in there.

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ECOMUFFIN 7/22/2012 11:57PM

    Sending all the best to you and your sister!

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SADIEDOLORES 7/22/2012 8:11PM

    LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SISTER, MAYO CLINIC SOUNDS LIKE THE ANSWER FOR NOW, TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME WILL BE PRAYING FOR GOOD RESULTS, PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED AND MAY THE LORD HELP HER WITH THE PAIN.
SADIE emoticon

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CALENSARIEL 7/22/2012 6:33PM

    OML! Was so hoping for better news than that. She must be so discouraged at the moment, too. Mayo is a great clinic. I'm praying this is not new to THEM and they know exactly what to do for her. Oh dear Ducky... You sure could use some good vibes right now for you, too. Hang in there. You will both certainly be in our prayers. Calen~ emoticon

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LINDA7668 7/22/2012 4:35PM

    My prayers are with you and your sister. I hope Mayo can help her when you get her there.

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TERRIPAL1 7/22/2012 4:25PM

    My prayers are with you and your sister!Hope they figure it out! emoticon

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