I'm sorry, I have no information to offer, other than I wanted to reply to your query, since you posted it more than 4 hours ago.
I had a capsule endoscopy done before my 2008 surgery and I was made aware of the risks of it becoming lodged. Have they tracked it with x-rays or ultrasound? Is the reason he is losing 18" of his intestine *because* of the pill cam or was it something that was going to be necessary, anyways? I would probably be very upset if I were losing gut because of a procedure. I would be most angry if this [removal of 18"] were something that could have been avoided if they had removed the pill cam immediately.
Best of luck,
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. No improvement with Remicade. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP. Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections. Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX. Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.