The Dr found that the bowel obstruction was, indeed, due to cancer on the bowels. This keeps the normal squeezing and relaxing (peristalsis) from moving the feces along.
There is no known surgical solution and, to the best of the advice and knowledge that we have, no other solution either.
This is not what we though they would find and we need time to digest it.
More when we have had time to think about it.
Thanks for all of the prayers and positive energy,
Dave & Janet