So we tried "helping" his bowels move along, and that didn't seem to help his belly get any relief. So, at about 4 in the morning we packed our stuff and headed back to the hospital. The ER doctor came in and said "Are you as tired as you are entitled to be?" We obviously responded yes.
After a few hours, we saw the surgeons and they believe that Jacob has postoperative ileus. Basically, his bowels did not wake up completely in his belly, and the food he was eating was.not going through. They put another NG tube down into his stomach and drained it, relieving much of the pressure, and said we just have to "wait until they wake up completely."
Needless to say, we are tired and frustrated, but not defeated! Jacob will come around, just in his own time! Prayers for his bowels to wake up would be GREAT!!!!!!!!
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