Adult children and short gut.By: Diane (11:49 AM 03/16/2010)
Hello. My name is Diane Grubbs. I adopted a son 17 1/2 years ago who has short gut. He did pretty well as a child. The summer before his senior year in high school he began having severe abdominal pain and vomiting. No noe could find a cause. Finally, after six months of multiple trips to the emergency room, and being told he was faking it by ambulance drivers, I insisted that a Dr. go in and look around. The Dr. could not even get in with a laproscope. They had to open him up, do a major surgery to remove massive adhesions, and close him up. Now almost a year after the operation, he has severe dirrahea and some abdominal pain. About every two months he ends up in the emergency room severly dehydrated. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to control the dirrahea, I would love to hear them. They are also telliing him his spleen is enlarged. I don't know if that has anything to do with short gut or not. Thanks for your help.