what eat after a obstruction

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Firefighter11
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   Posted 3/14/2012 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering what everyone eats after a obstruction. Ive been doing ensure, but I was wondering if there is anything better. Thanks

Dingleeire
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   Posted 3/14/2012 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
After my sons obstruction which led to surgery he was put on a low residue diet as well as Boost.

gumby44
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   Posted 3/14/2012 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Has your obstruction cleared? What has your doc recommended? If he said full liquid diet, then you can have pureed soups, milkshakes, smoothies, and even cream of wheat or cream of rice. After a full liquid diet, you can graduate to a low fiber, low residue diet and see how you do. You can google " full liquid Diet" and/or "low residue diet" and get all sorts of ideas. I hope you feel better soon.
53 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS. Disease spread 12/11 to distal ileum. Dx. with c.difficile and gastroparesis 1/12.
MEDS: Pentasa- 6 500mg pills per day, Omeprazole, Metamucil, colace, miralax as needed, Florastor probiotics

Firefighter11
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   Posted 3/15/2012 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I am passing gas and have had bowel moments all D though. He said it was partially blocked in the narrowing area. He never really gave me a specific length on how long to stay on liquids. I am getting by but broke down and had a fried egg on bread lastnight and have been fine. I am back on 40mg of prednisone which took the pain away in one night, I also started azothiprane and I am going to be done with my remicade and start cimzia as soon as I am approved. Thanks for your help

gumby44
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   Posted 3/15/2012 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If you did fine with the fried egg, then maybe you can advance to soft foods. (Check with your doc first) I started with scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, yogurt, oatmeal, etc. Good luck with everything
53 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS. Disease spread 12/11 to distal ileum. Dx. with c.difficile and gastroparesis 1/12.
MEDS: Pentasa- 6 500mg pills per day, Omeprazole, Metamucil, colace, miralax as needed, Florastor probiotics

Firefighter11
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   Posted 3/15/2012 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea I think I have passed it but still nervous, not much comes out when I go to the bathroom but I guess there isn't to much in there. I am planning on calling him this afternoon. Thanks again

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 3/15/2012 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Pred might have got rid of the stricture. If the pain was caused by the stricture and the pain has now gone, it's likely the stricture has gone as well. Until you're sure though, it's best to be safe with a low residue diet.

penelope-marie
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   Posted 3/16/2012 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Firefighter

I will tell you what NOT to eat, and that's mangoes. Even soft ripe ones. They are extremely fibrous and have long sugar molecules which make them worse my doc has just told me! I have found this out yesterday the hard way...

BeeSting
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   Posted 3/16/2012 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Bananas, brocolli, onions and many other vegetables, too.
My Crohn's disease is located in jejunum/ileum, which is called jejunoileitis. We're just a few with this type. Diagnosed 07. Started june/07 with prednisone, continued in sept/07 with LDN, Low Dose Naltrexone. Combines LDN with a Low Dose Prednisone (from 10 mg and down), just for some weeks if flaring. No gluten.

1/4 of what you eat keeps you alive, 3/4 of what you eat keeps your doctors alive!

Becky77
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   Posted 3/17/2012 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I just gradually add food and as it goes well, keep adding.  Eggs are one of my go to foods (though I usually have them scrambled) that I add once liquids are all going well.  Toast and tater tots also work well for me.  Once those are ok, I add chicken and other low residue foods.
 
I hope things are getting better :)
Becky

Crohn's dx '97, Pulmonary emboli & pneumonia '09
Surgeries: 2 Bowel resections, appendix & gallbladder removed, July '11 Adhesions removed to prevent more obstructions
Meds: Humira, 6mp, Prevacid, Prozac, Calcium, Vit D, Aspirin, B12

Firefighter11
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   Posted 3/17/2012 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I have been doing great now, kinda funny how fast prednisone kicks in and helps out.

bella3250
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   Posted 3/17/2012 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Firefighter11. I just wanted to give my input on the situation since it's seems we're running along the same path right now. I was just released from the hospital at the end of February with a total small bowel obstruction. My third one since October. I had a small bowel resection in August of 08 with a temp ileostomy. The ileostomy was reversed 10 weeks later. After 7 months of remission I flared hard core and never got out of it. I have a severe stricture from the scar tissue from surgery and also scar tissue from active disease. While I am in the hospital during these obstructions I am given high dose steroids in hopes that it takes care of the blockage and it always does. Unfortunately I am sent home on 40mg of prednisone which sucks! I LOATHE prednisone b/c of its nasty side effects but I love it b/c the pain goes. Once i start to taper that's where the problem starts. I was sent home on 40mg and now am on 20mg and every 7 days I come down by 5mg. I am given liquids in the hospital, then one I can handle that they give me a low residue/low fiber diet. If I handle that they tell me to stick with it. I am currently scheduled for a second surgery to resect in the exact same spot as before. Until then I am terrified to eat. After I eat I get so much anxiety that I make myself feel like i"m gonna throw up. I'm terrified I blocked myself and you know what kind of pain that is. What if the prednsisone doesn't work this time goes through my head. I freak out. I've been eating for breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs and a piece of white toast with butter. Lunch: could be soup, cereal (corn flakes or rice krispies) I know boring, or a sandwhich with turkey and cheese. For dinner it's usually grilled chicken, rice and a canned veggie like carrots or green beans. The whole point of this dumb restrictve diet is no whole wheat, whole grain, raw veggies, raw fruit, no skins, nuts, seeds. Basically anything healthy for you. I hope this helps a little and I hope you're feeling better. Good luck to you :)

Roni
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   Posted 3/17/2012 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Chew your food very very well, nothing too fibrous, no roughage, nothing gassy. Brothy soups with mushy veggies and maybe chicken breast, yogurts (if you can handle dairy), maybe try eating white grains, like rice flour products (not actual rice, though, as it's very bulking), applesauce, herbal teas.

Maybe speak to a dietician?

Good luck!
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