I'm new at this. I just posted a response, but didn't click submit, so I'm not sure it was posted.
Regarding ileus and takedown, I can only respond to how my husband's takedown has gone. I don't know of it happens often in this type of surgery. But his colon was shut down for 4 months, so some difficulties I think can be expected. It's not like turning a light on and off. The colon I think needs to be coaxed back to life. He was given medication, Reglan, to help get the peristalsis going, and it worked. We will see the doc today, and need to learn how to help get his digestive tract back on track. Good luck to you, donut.