Sunday, May 4, 2008

Back to the ER

Well DIOS (Distal Intestinal Obstruction Syndrome) reared its ugly head again last week. We could tell that Seamus was slowly getting back to his old GI patterns and on Tuesday after complaining for days about wanting to throw up, he actually did. We knew he was ready for a clean out.

He didn't get admitted to the hospital, although it probably would have been better if he had. They sent us home from the ER to do a clean out which didn't work. Wednesday he was worse than ever, vomiting multiple times. We went back to the CF clinic on Friday and they wanted us to make one more attempt at home but said they would admit him if it still didn't work. We're still on the fence whether it completely worked or not.

Some good things that have come out of this experience last week:

The Coleman family got to spend a lot of time together. We spent time lounging in bed and reading lots of stories (albeit with frequent linen changes)

Seamus got to see all his friends at the hospital and got stickers!

Seamus got his very own red sparkly vomit bag. It was the only thing we had handy in the car on the way to the hospital. He's still walking around with it.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I think you should start marketing sparkly-red vomit bags. Max often gets car-sick - and that would be quite handy to have on hand! Sorry to hear about the continued problems...