I am desperate for information regarding recurrent small bowel obstruction. My mother is in the hospital with her second obstruction this year. The first time they treated for Crohn's, loaded her up with antibiotics. Turns out she didn't have the markers for Crohn's. This time she's on an NG tube. Has been on it almost 2 weeks. They claim they can't operate because her entire small bowel is inflamed. They have no explanation for the inflammation. She has no history or abdominal surgery, therefore no adhesions that we're aware of. We are desperate to know what is causing this, what can be done to prevent it, and whether or not the current "wait and see" approach is going to result in permanent injury or WORSE.
In terms of a diagnosis, have been researching Lupus, as I understand it causes diffuse inflammation.