thank you so much for your reply... I am relaying this info to my daughter and she will soon have her own name on here. I will look asap at the supplies, the supplies here at the hospital suck! thanks for your support already, she rolled her eyes with the walking..lol... but know it will help. I will keep you posted..thanks!
yeah, I am big into humor and think it definately helps heal people faster, I am proud of her, she is already helping to clean out the bag.Thinking she is dealing with it better and better as the day goes by. Her pain seems to be a bit better controlled. She will have to get up out of bed tommorow, so should be interesting. Again, I am thrilled I found this site and have had such wonderful ideas brought to my attention and I am so happy to get it.
I will keep you posted on her condition and status.
Savannah had a good day today. We got up to a chair for about 30 minutes. She had lots of company which helps too. I know she misses her friends at school. The biggest problem we are having is the leaking from the ostomy site!! We have not seen the ostomy nurse yet, hopefully tomorrow, but this is getting her a bit frustrated. (me too for that matter!) I am sure I will feel better once I talk to her and can order products that will fit her better. She has such sensitive skin and I can't stand that is getting so raw this quick. Any extra advice would be great!
So good to hear good news from you. Let us know what the ostomy nurse recommends for you in the morning? Please let your daughter know that the pain from walking and moving is really necessary to get home quickly. And once home, she will need to continue it to recover and get her stamina back. Again, be sure that she is well hydrated once the IV is removed. It is not unusual to become dehydrated initially (and that can cause flu like symptoms) if you don't really push the fluids. Increasing sodium like salted pretzels and saltines, that kind of food, will help her retain some of the fluids too. Just thought of that and thought I'd pass it on to you.
Did she have an NG tube after surgery? If so, when did they pull it? You know about adhesions, right? From what I know, they usually form very quickly right after the surgery and that is not unusual, which can cause strictures or blockages. And sometimes, they can resolve themselves. Sometimes not. Hang in there. Please tell Savannah to keep her chin up. These are bumps in the road and she will be on the mend soon. She is so lucky to have you as a mom, and a nurse on top of that.
I'm hoping she still has her IV to help push fluids. I too am wondering about the pain meds making her nauseous. I'm anxious to hear the docs opinion.