Surgery leaves woman ‘drowning in her own poo’
Kelly Yeoman is “drowning in her own poo” and desperate for treatment to save her life.
Her organs are barely noticeable in an X-ray as her chest cavity fills with feces, leaving her struggling to breathe.
Now her family and friends in the UK are desperately crowdfunding for her to receive private treatment for her condition, saying their “happy, strong and determined” friend is barely recognizable.
Yeoman, 34, has spent the last 11 weeks in Southmead Hospital in Bristol, England, vomiting her own poo after she claims a surgeon damaged her bowel during a routine surgery.
Posting the image of her X-ray on Facebook earlier this month, she wrote: “For those who don’t quite understand the extent of my condition, this is my X-ray, the whole thing is a picture of faecal loading can’t even see my organs.
And yes it’s all in my chest too, my diaphragm and lungs are so high up I can barely breathe.”
Worried friends say her bowel could rupture at any moment.
Writing on a GoFundMe page they set up to fund Yeoman’s treatment, they wrote: “Due to a slip of the scalpel, during a minor surgical procedure, Kelly Yeoman’s bowel was knocked, leaving her with a collection of infection which required two further surgeries to correct. As a result, her bowel is now unable to function.”
“She is now horrifically faecally impacted, she is regularly vomiting a foul mixture of her last meal and her own excrement, and she is struggling to breathe. She is allergic to many things including latex and oral antibiotics and has a number of health issues, all of which need to be carefully considered. Nothing seems to be working and we are watching her go gradually downhill — she is almost unrecognizable as our happy, strong and determined friend. Every day she seems to fade further away and we are all beginning to fear the worst,” the page continues.
Her friends want to move her to St. Mark’s Hospital in London to receive private specialist treatment.
But they have praised staff at Southmead Hospital, which is not where the operation happened, for the level of care they have given Yeoman.
“She’s sending people messages in the middle of the night saying the pain is unbearable. This is a woman who should be enjoying every moment of her life, not lying helpless in a hospital bed, drowning in poo,” Yeoman’s friend Kate Rankin told the Mirror.
You can donate to Yeoman’s cause at her GoFundMe page here.
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