How exciting! Generally the reversal surgery is quick with a much faster recovery time. Bratcat was up and about almost immediately. With a smile on her face! She had no problems walking the hallways (compared to step 1 surgery). The nurses who had seen her during both recoveries all commented on how much stronger she was after the 2nd surgery. In fact, she and I played the Wii (a perk for being on the pediatric floor). She kicked my butt even though she was 3 days out of surgery!
Stay positive. By the way, we took pictures of her and her stoma. Figure someday she may want to remember this time period and how the little guy (Seymour) helped give her her life back.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp