He had an abdominal xray (KUB) on Monday because of all the GI issues he's been having. I already knew he was constipated because of the stool sample I managed to collect on Friday (and he hasn't had a bm since). When we were there, the tech showed us that he was indeed FOS, though not as bad as some he's seen. But the kicker was a strange foreign body that looked like a swirl of wire in his pelvis. It could be in his rectum (this kid has been known to try to take care of constipation on his own by inserting all sorts of implements unbeknownst to his parents), in which case they could remove it via colonoscopy; and it could be in his small bowel, in which case we are looking at surgery. Thus my freaking state of mind. He has no recollection of swallowing or inserting anything that remotely resembles said object. I even stressed the serious nature of the situation to see if that might help his "memory," and he STILL says he doesn't remember doing any such thing. So I'm schlepping him the 50 miles back up to L.A. on one of the rainiest December weeks in nearly a decade. Please pray for light traffic and a non-surgical solution to whatever this is.