Thats great news your brothers home again. I hope everthing goes well for you guys and theres no more set backs.
All the best.
Post Edited (lbw) : 2/13/2008 9:47:07 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks everyone! I have a feeling the turkey sandwich he had for dinner did him in! I will suggest the smaller meals until he feels better. He had a sharp pain under his right ribcage yesterday but he had just had curly fries and a soda an hour before (he had a huge craving and we didn't want to deprive him on the way home :)). It passed after an hour or so...we think it was gas or possible gallstones which we will need to get checked if it keeps happening after eating certain foods. I think he's mostly stressed about being home and not having a nurse nearby with a quick solution.
He had a regular bowel movement last night too...is that normal every so often?
Thank you Praying! That helps me a lot and I will definitely pass that along to my brother. He seemed to get better once he got up from a nap so it probably was just gas.
Yes, he still has a colon. He passed a "normal" bowel movement soon after the 2nd surgery that was bloody but the dr. assured him that was the leftover stuff that was still in his system and from the surgery. I completely forgot about the mucus, etc. that still travels through the bypassed area. That would explain a lot!
I hope with time you are able to eat regular meals again. As long as you are able to eat something I guess is the key!
My brother is so nervous that the hole in his colon from the abscess is never going to heal and that the fluid that might still be leaking is causing another abscess, etc. Everything sort of ties into that one area where the abscess drain was and where the stoma is, etc. So if he eats and feels "weird" he immediately thinks it's a major problem.