My family and I are pretty desperate right now for any additional information or paths to take in helping my brother recover. He is 20 years old, with a relatively good health record minus asthma, and some gastro problems now and then. He is currently hospitalized, admitted because of and initial diagnosis of pneumomediastinum (Mon or Tue). He has since been diagnosed with a partially collapsed lung, pancreatitis, and sludge in his gall bladder.
Yesterday, it hurt for him to even swallow a pill (b/c of the inflammation?), but they have him on a full saline diet right now. He also has had a good amount of blood in his urine and stool, but it has cleared up some today, so maybe it comes in waves? His kidney function had went down as well wed night, but has come back up some.
Does anyone know what this could possibly be from? I'm really afraid his body is breaking down.