Bowel obstruction again..Any advice? Low residue diet?

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LesaJT
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   Posted 3/31/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am back in the hospital with another bowel obstruction. Any one have advice. I am finding I cannot eat fresh vegis any more. This is probably what is the problem but I have low motility, IBS, soreness, etc after ileostomy reversal in Jan. Been in the hospital twice now in a month. I was toold about being on a low residue diet. I canoot keep getting backed up and ending up in the hospital. Comments?

flchurchlady
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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm so sorry you're in the hospital with a blockage. sad

With a low residue diet, think soft and easily digestible. For breakfast, you can have a variety of cereals, like Cheerios, or toast with seedless jam, and for lunch, soup and sandwich is a good choice. For dinner, you can eat non-fibrous cooked veggies with lean meats, like chicken breast. Protein shakes with banana are good any time of day.

I hope the blockage clears soon, so you can go home and start eating soft foods. ((hug))


Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


LesaJT
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   Posted 3/31/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
What else? Can I have refried beans? Onions? Tomato juice? Spices? I like mexican food. I cannot have dairy..Intollerant. That really limits the foods I can have already. I am supposed to snack all day but run out of good options.

PSA
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   Posted 4/1/2009 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Lesa
I am extremely sorry and distressed to hear that you have another blockage. Even I used to have blockages. Please note that you must chew your food properly (each bite at least 32 times so that it becomes soft) to avoid any blockage. Avoid raw vegetables as they tend to get swallowed without proper chewing. ANother thing don't gulp down your food. Avoid taking water or other liquids while you have food in your mouth, otherwise you will gulp it down alongwith water which would cause blockage.
In case you have severe blockage, you may consult your doctor to give you liquid paraffin to clear the blockage.
You may have lots of juices, avoid refried beans (they get stuck and also cause gas and anal irritation), Spices - no as it may cause D and anal irritation and soreness. I am not very aware of Mexican Food, so can't comment. You may take lots of chocolates, protein biscuits, high protein diet supplements, banana shake, fresh lime juice, probiotics milk, yogurt, potato wafers, fresh cheese, cheese cubes, etc.

Should you need any information, please feel free to get back. Keep us updated about your progress. My good wishes and prayers are with you.
Generally fruits do cause blockage, if not chewed properly. Even if you are having them, peel them properly. Avoid citrus fruit as its' skin may cause blockage. You can have skewed apple.
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/1/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
boiled eggs might be okay for you...aged cheeses are okay for lactose intolerant people, too. Smooth peanut butter on crackers and you can even add jelly. I doctor up rice to make it taste different each time, couscous, mashed potatoes (Potato Buds are a good instant one), applesauce...but I am not sure if those will be counter active to your low motility?...canned veggies are usually okay, but NO CORN, since they are 'pressure cooked' so to speak.

peggy113
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
How about pasta? I have all kinds of recipes for all shapes, sizes, cold salads, hot foods -- add a lean meat and you have a meal. Being lactose intolerant was not an issue for me, but I can see how that would be even harder to find foods to eat. I wish you the best of luck. I personally am really careful with raw or undercooked veggies and fruit. As well as things that are hard to digest, as you know, seeds, nuts, etc. If you have any other questions please let us know.

I have had partial blockages with my ileostomy, and I know the pain and discomfort.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


LesaJT
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   Posted 4/2/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Peggy,
Do you have some recipes for me to use? I found a really cool idea last night chicken in th can for sandwiches with mayo and white bread. Was good. I am so use to eating spicy and mexican foods and fried chicken and pizza, etc. It is so hard to go without. I bought pastas, eggs, potatoes, juices, soy milk, soy ice cream, chicken breast. I have had and am going to make chicken Marssala with mushrooms and cooking wine. What about other forms of alcohol? Anyone have problems with this. I love having a glass of white zin wine or beer.

peggy113
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   Posted 4/2/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Be careful with the mushrooms - I do better with canned mushrooms than the fresh ones, and even worse with the dyhydrated then rehydrated ones.  Sometimes, I think pizza shops use these and they can be pure hell on my gut.  Esp. if I have leftover pizza and reheat it.  They do not digest well for me.  Now, canned ones that don't get dried out, like if they stay in a marinara sauce, I'm ok with.   Love small zuchini chunks (very young zucchini with the skin on but no seeds) in my pasta sauce too.  I used to throw in a lot of veggies, but DH has come up with some veggie allergies so I am now limited on his behalf too.

One of the easiest summer pasta dishes uses ranch dressing in place of Italian dressing in making a pasta salad.  I use the Mini Bow Tie pasta lately.  Tho I did just buy a box of Mini Wheels (piccolini).   And shredded cheese.  I am a dairy-aholic .. Sorry.  And pieces of crispy bacon (but I have used chicken), and about anything else you'd like to throw in it that sounds good.  I shredded some raw carrot and thin sliced just a few radishes for color, added some parsley, ground pepper, ground sea salt.   A Meal or a sidedish.

How about an olive oil/garlic & dried roasted red pepper or sun dried tomato infused sauce of sorts on linguine or spaghetti.   I usually always have a small jar of Olive Oil in the fridge with sundried tomatoes in it... add some salt, basil, garlic and grated parmesan or whatever other topping you might like.  Crushed red pepper flakes is what my DH likes.

You got the idea... Marinara pasta is a good idea for you.  Can you eat any cheeses?   Can you use soy milk to make a cheese sauce?  You could use that on Farfelle or Elbows or rotini.  Chicken, Tuna, Turkey ... all good meats.

I usually throw stuff together.. I do have some recipes I can look up if you are interested.  Let me know.  I cook more by method than directly from recipes.  Like Rachel Ray says.. once you have the method, you can switch ingredients and make your own!  (lol)  My husband, when he really likes something, tells me to write the ingredients down.  By that point, I don't even remember what all I have added (not really)!!!!


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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