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  • February 10, 2009
  • 04:26 PM

I'm very concerned for my brother-in-law, age 23. Apparently he has been getting sick for quite some time on and off but it wasn't until end of Jan. beginning of Feb. it got worse. Feb 1 could not stop throwing up, he was throwing up feces, went into ER they admitted him but on Mon. released him. He got sick again early AM throwing up the same and went back to ER, they admitted him Tues. and then on Wed. released him again. I feel they keep releasing him due to not having insurance. He is complaining of chest pain (not sure if it's muscle related from being sick or not). He says it feels better when he stands in warm shower or lays in tub. Says he is scared to drink or eat anything (I'm afraid he will get dehydrated). He is going to the bathroom just fine so I don't fear there is blockage (reason for throwing up feces). He has also said he has been getting seizures (not sure to what degree) off and on for a few months even prior to him getting extremely sick. The hospital has taken films and initially they tested for various toxins in the body (mostly to see if it is any form of drugs). He has lost a lot of weight and is weak. I fear this all could be something very simple but if it is not diagnosed soon his body will start to shut down from lack of water, food, nutrients. What to do?

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