1. Ok, here goes. You may remember several mths ago, I took my roomie to the ED & she was in the hospital for a few days for a partial bowel obstruction. She saw a PA who works with her gastro Dr not too long after that, & they perscribed Constulose, which has been working pretty well, her bowels have been pretty regular. Recently, the same crap has been starting again, just not as much as before. She used an enema, & that cleaned her out really well, but she's still spitting up the coffee ground emesis. She sees another PA Tues afternoon (same office, just a different person). Is there anything she or I can do before then, or should she just wait to see when she goes to the Dr's appt?
    When she was admitted the 1st time, the tests showed it was probably adhesions* (she's had a lot of surgery), & the PA was made aware of this, they got the results from all the tests. They did speak of scoping her out, which she's ok with doing, she just wants this to stop, & so do I. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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  3. by   altomga
    Tell your roomie to get scoped! It will give her an answer to the problem even if it does end up being adhesions. She will feel better having an answer rather than.."well, it's probably..." Still getting up coffee ground's isn't good. Obvious old blood, but from what?? Shoot, tell her she'll at least get good drugs when it's done She needs a GI doc; not just a PA.
    Good luck:roll
  4. by   BadBird
    I agree with altomga, she needs a GI dr. ASAP, take her to the ER and insist on a GI consult. She definately needs scoped to find the source of her bleed, coffee ground emesis is not a good thing, so make her go.
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  6. by   RainbowzLPN
    Wow, am I relieved..... we're going in (rather my roomie is) for a scope on Fri... we got an appt scheduled w/her dr before he went on vacation... now we can find out what the heck is going on. They'll prob be doing a colonoscopy sometime in the future, too. Thanks everyone, you all are really great!!!... Btw I do apologize if I seem really naive (don't think that's the word I want to use), like I'm just bombarding with questions, I really appreciate the shoulders to lean on! :kiss
  7. by   oramar
    Your roomie is very sick. I am soooo glad you are supporting her. The other nurses are giving very good advice.
  8. by   futurenurse03
    I go along with the other nurses, she needs to definitely to see a GI doctor ASAP. Good luck & God Bless!