Well, I had a long night. I started throwing up soon after my initial post and remained miserable all night. I checked the Ostomy Assoc. site and did everything mentioned on there for the blockage, and it all helped very little.
I spoke with my nurse this morning and am trying to stuff down part of an Eggo and drink tons of water. My output is still all liquid and I'm starting to feel the cramping feeling again.
My mother-in-law has my son for the day...I called her this morning and she just left with him.
I thought my moments of extreme pain were behind me...and I thought my emergency family phone tree was no longer needed for my needs. Darn it. I am definitely learning from this and will not repeat this mistake. What in the hell was I thinking?
Anyway, just an update on my misery.
*stupid smurf...he's exhausted, achy, and really upset with himself*
I don't know if this is still blockage issues or gas problems. Could you guys hep me?
I still have the bloated cramping feeling and it's painful. My output is liquidy but there are small pieces of unprocessed foods. I'm not passing much of the gas, but that's what it feels like...just lots of trapped gas.
I'm taking GasX and doing the tummy massages. I don't know if this is from the same blockage issue b/c it is painful, but not as intense.
What do you think is going on with me? I saw my surgeon for my final follow up and I wasn't feelign this ucky at the time, or I would have said something. He did explain that if the blockage prevented output and caused extreme bloating and vomiting, I should go to the ER for a stoma enema (weird, but okay).
Do you know of foods or drinks that really just race right through you and seem to clear out anything in the way? I'm drinking white grape/pomegranite juice, and water.
Thanks you guys!!!
*smurf is grimacing and feeling very very sick*
Oh, and wish me luck...I'm meeting a new client family today and going to a school meeting with them...lots of new people around during this awkward time...*sigh*
Sorry you had such a rough time of it with your blockage... they really are NOT fun at all.
The bruising and soreness, for me, lasts a couple of days. I can almost feel the food passing thru my intestine when I am that sore and just stick to a relatively soft/bland diet for a few days after for comfort's sake only. Tylenol does help also at this point.
Hang in there - the worst is past. You are on the mend again now. Good to hear from you on HW but sorry it was under these circumstances. Feel free to chime in anytime, k?
Is this any easier for ileostomies rather than colostomies - since the stool is watery to begin with and the transverse time is like 2-3 hours from mouth to small intestine? Any insight onto this?