Husband newly diagnosed, out of hospital less than a week and vomiting /bloating.

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My husband was in the hospital for a week due to a bowel blockage causing neasea, abdominal pain, vomiting, lack of appetite and bouts of diarrhea and constipation. After many tests he was diagnosed with advanced Crohns, and once he could tollerate solids we were sent home with a steroid script and told we would be contacted by a specialist to make an appt. It’s now 6 days later, he’s been back at work the last 2 days and this am he was up with abdominal discomfort and threw up 3 times (made him feel relieved).  He refuses to go to the ER even though that’s what Health Link told us to do, he misses any more work. Is this serious?? Should I force him to the ER?? I don’t know enough about this disease yet and we haven’t seen the doctor who is suppose to tell us about it!

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    It can be very serious. I've lost over 40lbs. in less than 6 months. I wasn't trying either. This disease is fickle, and everyone's symptoms are different. I would worry about dehydration the most. That's what seems to get me. I have severe Crohn's and nothing taste good to me. I'm just not hungry, ever. I choke down fruit smoothies just for something. He'll need to start a food diary. This will him know the "not again foods". White meat, vegetables, hot cereal, potatoes, white rice, white bread, plenty of water. When I can eat, this is my diet. Hope it helps! Crohn's is very complicated, plenty of rest is absolutely necessary!

    Good Luck

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      So at what point should I force the issue of the hospital?. He powered through work yesterday, and for dinner he had a banana, hot ceareal, and a few scrambled eggs with no butter or anything in them. Ins now just after midnight and he’s bloated, neasous, and getting a sharp pain in his stomach that’s all woken him up and been keeping him up.
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    Sorry to hear about your husband and all he is going through and you too because you feel so helpless.  There is help out there but you must keep fighting for it.  He must get it sorted and on the right medication etc.  They take time to work but when they are its good.  It also takes time to find the right medication for him personally.  What works for one doesn't work for someone else as my brother and I have found out.  We both suffer.!!  You and he must keep pursuing the necessary people.  As someone has already said, its an illness where you loose a lot of weight very quickly and that is not good.  It is an illness where food diaries are a good idea and keep away from stress as much as you can.  There is not enough known about this and what makes it worse is that no 2 people are the same.  Good luck to your husband and yourself  and please push your plate forward with the necessary people and doctors.  You and he will get there but it takes time.

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    Hi sorry s that your husband has to suffer this . Chrons is not easy on anyone who suffers it. It's a long drawn out process of finding the right medication. But once it's under control you can live a near normal life. When you have a flare it's extremely painful and tiring . And it's essential to rest. People in general don't know anything about it but those who have it fully understand the pain and unpleasant trips too the loo. Once your husband gets a suitable medical programme and regular medicine that's right for him he should be fine. But this can be a long drawn out process. I have never been told what to eat or avoid. Sometimes anything can cause bloating and discomfort regarding what you eat

    Hope he gets things under control soon.

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