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lil-momma
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   Posted 10/18/2008 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, just wanted to let you all know that Sierra's surgery went well.  They were able to do lapro, yes!!!  Her longest incision is about 4 in.  They did an ileocolectomy (sp?) and resection.  They removed the illeum, about 4 in of lg and 8 in or so of sm.  She is doing pretty good.  She's in pain but that is to be expected.  She had a rough night with pain, nausea and vomiting but hasn't vomited since about midnight.  She has had some jello but isn't interested in eating otherwise.  I will keep ya's posted.  Thanks for your support and prayers!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


gachrons
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   Posted 10/18/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad to see your post was wandering about her. Glad it was lapro. She should do better each day now . How are you holding up? Has she gotten up yet? Food will come it's a slow process . Good news for sure. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


lil-momma
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   Posted 10/18/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much!
She did get up this afternoon and did pretty good. They removed the cathetor today so she is using the bathroom. She has some blood in her urine so they are doing a test to be sure she doesn't have a UTI but most likely is being caused from irritation from the cathetor. Surgery was only 2 1/2 hrs but it seemed like forever. I stayed the night with her last night and my husband is staying tonight. Her surgeon came in and would like her to try to walk a little this evening. She said sitting up then standing is rough but once she is up it is ok. She refused the epideral so pain management is her battle right now but I think in the long run it's probably better?! They were going to leave the epideral in for a few days but she was really against it.
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3


Zanne
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   Posted 10/18/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad her surgery is over. Each day it won't seem like she has made any progress but when you look back over a week you will be amazed at how much better she feels. So just have her take things slowly and don't rush. No hero stuff. Make sure she keeps her pain level in check. It is so much harder to get the pain back under control once it goes all wonky, rather than keep it tolerable to begin with. We all want to think we are these tough CDers, but right after surgery is no time to start trying to prove anything.

All the best to you both and your family.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


gachrons
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   Posted 10/18/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I think I was on the epidermal for 2 or 3 days and it had worked good. Good she is getting up and hope you get a good night sleep . It is always nice to get the catheter out. Zanne is right by tomorrow she will be doing better still. Takes some time to get the strength back. Sounds good they didn't have to take alot of bowel too. Good thoughts are going your way. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


pb4
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   Posted 10/18/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending wishes for a speedy recovery for your daughter and big ((((HUGS)))) too...can't even imagine how tough this would be on a mom, my daughter has so far been DX with IBS but it needs to be further looked into with mine and my mom's history of IBD (mom has UC) and that's been hard enough so I can't even imagine what you've been going through as a mom.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


randynoguts
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   Posted 10/19/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
give her a hug from all of us.. and wish for aspeedy recovery.
randynoguts 



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