Question..please help!

  1. Hey everyone, I have a problem, & I'm looking for any info you guys have. Is it possible (& what are the causes) for someone to be throwing up what looks like stool? What could be causing this & what are the possible paths to take to get better? Please post here or PM me...thanks ahead of time!
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  3. by   kelligrl
    Originally posted by RainbowzCNA
    Hey everyone, I have a problem, & I'm looking for any info you guys have. Is it possible (& what are the causes) for someone to be throwing up what looks like stool? What could be causing this & what are the possible paths to take to get better? Please post here or PM me...thanks ahead of time!
    A really bad bowel obstruction?? does it smell like stool? Have they been able to have a bowel movement? Is there pain? This person needs to go see an MD right away if you think that's what they're throwing up...
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    I agree with Kellie.
    Is there fever?
    Are there bowel sounds (absent)?
    Is their abd. hard?
    Get this person to a Doc!
    -Russell
  5. by   RainbowzLPN
    Thanks to those of you who responded. I took my roomie/best friend to the ER last nght (this is at the hospital where I work). & they admitted her.. she has a partial bowel obstruction, & they put an NG tube in her, as well as the usual foley, IV's. I'm worried about her, I know she'll be ok, I just hate the thought of her being in the hospital, ya know? Any good thoughts/prayers are appreciated. Her name is Sherry. Thanks
  6. by   adrienurse
    Rainbow, glad she has you to take care of her. That's pretty serious business.
  7. by   shygirl
    Bowel obstruction,could be a G I bleed (old blood).
    (((((((Sherry))))))))

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way!
    Shygirl
  8. by   JailRN
    to the ER NOW.
  9. by   BadBird
    Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
  10. by   RainbowzLPN
    Just wanted to let you all know that Sherry is home, she was d/c'd on Sat afternoon. They didn't have to do surgery, the NG did the trick (along w/a nice big enema!
    Thank you from both of us for the advice & prayers.
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Glad the old NG trick and enema worked.

    For more info how to prevent re-occurance see:

    Bowel Obstruction

    Acute intestinal obstruction & Nursing Care
  12. by   prn nurse
    Thanks for the sites. I committed the 2nd one to my Favorites List.

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