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Old 02-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #14
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Re: Pediatric pain management

Thanks for the support. I have a diagnosis for the recent event but no actual reason behind it.

He had an intestinal prolapse and it cut off blood flow to part of the intestine. What I thought was swelling was actually his intestine telescoping out of his colostomy site. They claim it was caused by a GI bug but he isn't sick so I don't buy into that theory. He did have more liquid output but it wasn't unusual. I even questioned senior pediatric staff resident about it and he admitted Alec didn't seem ill but couldn't offer up any other explanation of why his intestines would prolapse out of his stoma. Anyway they forcibly pushed the prolapsed intestine back in and sent ds home. They gave us danger signs to watch out for and we have to go back to the ER if it prolapses again.
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