My mother (81, good health) had a colon resection (3 feet removed) almost 4 weeks ago due to perforated bowel/volvulus. Since then she has had very slow bowel motility but lower GI series and xrays have not indicated any type of obstruction. Several attempts at eating have resulted in bloating and abdominal pain, necessitating NG tube and NPO status while bowel is evacuated. She was given Reglan IV every 6 hours for the past 2-3 days with good results and she is now attempting to eat again. She will start taking Amitiza today instead of Reglan. I don't see Amitiza listed as specifically for improving gastric motility or peristalsis, but rather for increasing fluid in the stool...