Hi Everyone: Also new to this site. My father very healthy at age 75 through a blood clot to his superior mesenteric venous system 1 yr ago. This resulted in dead sm bowel, and ended up with an ileostomy. He still has most of his asending colon,transverse and decending colon. I know that approx 8-10 ft of his small bowel was removed. Very long hosp stay and many problems since. He has a very high output from his ostomy I would guess at least 4 liters or more per day. He eats, but is also fed through a PEG tube to give his extra nutrition. When trying to decrease his PEG feeds he becomes dehydrated with low mg levels and becomes ill. He is now considering having an anastomosis but we are all very concerned about uncontrollable diarrhea! This would be horrible for him. Has anyone had any experience with connection of sm bowel (what he has left) to the asending colon. Remember his stool from his ostomy is like water.
Any help would be great.