Just wondering, could you give some detail as to where the abscess is, and what size? Do they feel that there is alot of disease present?
I also had an abcess that the docs couldn't find until it burst and the infection really showed up on the cat scan all over the inside of my abdomen. They took me straight to surgery and also removed about 18 inches of my ileum. I had a drain in for a short while. Recovery time for me was roughly 8 weeks. This was 23 yrs ago. I continued to do fine for about 20 yrs before my crohns started acting up again. Sounds like you have a smart surgeon. Good luck to you guys.
Good luck to you and praying for a awesome recovery!! I have taken care of a few people (I'm a nurse) lately who have had lap resections and have done great!!!It's amazing what they can do these days.
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