Last night, Patrick awoke in the middle of the night with severe stomach/intestinal cramping and nausea and vomiting. After awhile, Emily drove him to the ER. There, it was determined that Patrick had a bowel obstruction. A nasogastric tube (NG tube) was placed in Patrick's nose and run down into his stomach. This is used to remove stomach acid (among other things) and help relieve nausea and vomiting. Patrick was then sent to UVA and admitted to the hospital as an in-patient around 5:45am.
I have texted with Emily a little today. Both of them are very tired. Patrick is still feeling poorly as well. He is awaiting an X-ray to examine the placement of his NG tube. At this time, the Shaws were told that "watching and waiting" is the plan for Patrick's bowel obstruction.
Please remember them in your prayers.