Gas is the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by relatively low density and viscosity, relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature, the ability to diffuse readily, and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container.
And to that we all say, HUH?
Gas is what usually helps move an object or as the definition states, through any container (such as the intestine of a human body); but, in our case these objects aren’t moving at all.
Get in the Wayback machine and travel back 2008 with me. We were told that Kirsten had ‘delayed gastric emptying‘; however, that was not explain to us and it appeared to us that it was not a very big issue. The doctor acted like it was just an uncomfortable problem that would work its self out and she would be alright in the ‘long run’.
We have spent the better part of fve years battling an unknown issue. Now Kirsten is being seen by a team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She is under going a second evaluation for their Reconstruction/Transplant program. This time for a Isolated Small Bowel Transplant side of this process. We were in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago to begin this process and are in hopes that she will be moved from the eval list to the transplant list once she finishes seeing some of her doctors locally to finish the myriad of test that they need completed to proceed.
We are ready to move forward with this part of our life and we ask that you continue checking in on us through our Facebook page (K^3/K cubed) where you will find links to our other sites. Thanks again for everything y’all have done, are doing, and will do; this would not be possible without you.