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    Bulbar motor neurone and sickness

    Hi all,

    My husband has bulbar motor neurone and yesterday he started getting pains in his stomach and being sick. The doctor has been out today and given him an injection for the sickness. However he has had another feed through his peg and it just comes straight back up. Has anyone else with bulbar motor neurone suffered with sickness? He is going to try some more food in an hour and if that comes back up he will have to go to hospital. I was wondering if this was one of the symptoms of bulbar motor neurone. I would be grateful for any advice.

    Bonnylass

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    No it isn't a symptom. Has he changed anything to do with his feed or meds? Or it may be a tummy bug?

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    Hi both,

    I agree with Ellie, it's not a problem I have experienced,sounds like a bug . I have had an upset stomach that resulted in the same end, but it proved to be a gift from our granddaughter as she had much the same that night.hope he gets over it soon .

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    Just a further thought: did GP suggest Dioralyte or extra water to replace fluids once injection kicks in?
    If so, using food pump to give fluids at a slow rate is handy. Rinse an empty food bag well and put in water/Dioralyte.

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    Hi All;

    I agree with the chimp as well. Try feeding him very slowly as it might help but it does sound like a bug.

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    Try taking it a bit slower. If you plunge the syring too fast the food will come back up.
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    Sorry for my late reply. It turned out that my husband had a bowel obstruction plus he had aspiration pneumonia. He was critically ill but he is now home and much better. He has been told that he now has a sluggish bowel so we are now feeding through the peg via a pump which has helped. I think he pushed the food through too quickly through the peg which didn't help.

    Thanks for all your replies.

    Bonnylass

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    Good to hear he is home and more comfortable.
    Now he needs to try and manage his sluggish bowels! Often easier said than done; he may need ongoing laxatives, I'm sure his doctor discussed his options.
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    Bonnylass, I am so pleased to hear he is home. Bulbar onset is tricky sometimes - it has a life all of its own. I hope it all settles down now. Much love Joycie xx

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    Hi Bonnylass;

    Very sorry to hear of your hubbies problems and I hope that they won't return.

    Regards Terry
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