Hello Tasha. Thanks for your query.
is a serious condition which causes adynamic illeus causing stasis of bowel movements. In the initial period, it is required stop all oral intake and put patient on IV fluids, antibiotics and analgesics. Also required is to put a nasogastric tube for suction as there is fluid accumulation in the gut and hence abdominal swelling. Swelling of the limbs
however doesnt occur unless there is fluid overload which may be due to renal injury
injury, heart failure
, excess IV fluids or protein loss. So let the doctors evaluate the cause of fluid overload and clear your doubts with the visiting doctor accordingly. Wish you goodlluck. Take care.