I would suggest going back to the specialist and surgeon...he may have something more serious going one. I would also suggest checking with the www.j-pouch.org bunch if that's what he's had. There are some amazing people there!
I'm so sorry your husband is suffering. To thicken my output I eat baked potatoes. Maybe you can try that...but no skins...just the potato part. ??? I really do not know about reconnect part, as I have a permanent ileo, but it's worth a try. I would definitely limit the fiber intake and though fluids are important, maybe stay away from juice and things that normally run straight through. B/c he's been so sick, he may be dehydrated. Can you take him to the ER of the hospital he had the surgery at?
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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