Yesterday morning, IRP awoke with excruciating abdominal pain. We took her to the emergency room, where we spent most of the day and part of the evening. After many tests and much anxiety (because of her history of Hirschsprung’s), it was determined that she had a lot of air in her bowels and there is some constipation as a result. Apparently, her newly repaired system is not quite ready for some of the things that happen in a normal bowel system. She is currently in a room that is for those who do not need a full ICU but are not ready for a regular room. Someone is with her at all times.
Please pray for IRP. She is still in a lot of pain and is frightened. She cannot have very much pain medication because this will make the constipation worse. She also has mental issues from her years of fighting before we found the cause of her physical problems. You can read about that here: https://thissideofgaudy.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/yesterday-afternoon/. The medicines that help stabilize her mental state can also contribute to her current problem. She was supposed to go visit the psychologist tomorrow, but that is obviously not going to happen.
Also, please pray for the rest of the family and her friends as we try to minister to her.