up and down, we knew we had to 'rest' his bowels for a while,
however we weren't expecting the added worry of his breathing
difficulties Elliot's lungs collapsed four times and he was
sedated and ventilated for ten days.
After two weeks his general condition was improving and he
even started to gain a little weight after being on TPN since
he was three days old. However his bowels were showing no
signs of activity at all, but we were told that this was expected
and it could take a couple of weeks for things to settle down.
At three weeks old and still in the Neonatal intensive Care
Unit, the doctors decided to start Elliot on drugs to speed
up his gut, and also began to 'wash out' his bowels
An agonising three weeks later and still he had never opened
his bowels on his own, we now knew something wasn't right.
He was transferred to Hull Royal Infirmary where the doctors
decided to investigate further.
Now six weeks old, still on TPN he had barium studies which
showed some problems, basically there was a blockage within
his small bowel, and the
possibility of other unknown problems.