Tuesday, July 08, 2008

How to Scare your Husband Half to Death

or : When Your Poop Looks Like Coffee Grounds, Go Immediately To The Emergency Room

Short version:

Kelli has a good sized ulcer in her post-gastric-bypass stomach.

Longer version: Upon seeing aforementioned coffee-grounds-looking diarrhea Monday night at 6:30pm we went immediately to our favorite emergency room. At 2:00am Tuesday she was admitted to the hospital.

Tuesday afternoon she had an endoscopy and they discovered the ulcer and that it was eating into a blood vessel, thus the blood. They put a little clip on it to stop the bleeding. Hopefully problem solved with a change of diet and massive doses of Nexium. She should be discharged tomorrow if everything continues to go well.


Now the graphic version in pictorial form. Oh and these are actual pictures of Kelli's ulcer.

First is the diagram of her insides and vantage points of the pictures:

Next are two pictures of the ulcer itself.

Next are two pictures of the insertion of this clippy thing followed by a picture of the finished area.

And I cannot make up the combination of her doctors:

anyone for a tasty meat pie?


Mom said...

Or - way to scare your father half to death...post pictures of your wife's endoscopy procedure. Yikes and graphic.

We're just very glad Miss Kelli is recovering nicely and out of the hospital.

John Cowart said...

Hi Eric,
First time I've been able to visit in ages. What a surprise to find this. Hope she gets well soon ... if you need more paperclips, just ask.

Jas said...

I gotta say, I said the same thing at dinner tonight, Vitamin-E..... going to scare the bejeezus out of Dad if he looks at it.......

Hope she is feeling better and is on a speedy path to recovery.

See y'all in a few weeks!