Diarrea with Ostomies

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Artie57
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   Posted 8/1/2005 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
HI I was just wondering whether or not I could get some help from anyone about illeostomies.  Last year my mother was diagnosed with Colin cancer and unfortunately it was not good news it was already at stage 4 and had matastisied into her liver and lungs.  She had the illeostomy which went okay but she did have to go in again for another operation 1 month later and then another 7 months later for blockages.  So now she has two bags one on either side.  I will be the first to admit I do not know enough about this but I am trying to learn more.  She is in the hospital again with back pain and hives as well as be dehydrated which leads me to my question about the illeostomies.
 
Does anyone have an idea or a rule of thumb as to how much output she should expect on a daily basis through the bag?
 
The reason I ask is because she has lost so much weight over the past 10 months about 50 -55 lbs.  She was only 140 to begin with and I am afraid this is shortening her life even more because she can not keep her weight up.  I know everyone is different but I would think there should be some rule of thumb to it.  I guess I am starting to grasp at straws now and hoping for some miricale to come along or at least trying to get her to hold on to the best quality of life possible for as long as possible.  Any help you could give me in understanding how the illeostomies work and what is normal vs abnormal would be appreciated.
 
Thank You
Artie

JuJu-Bee
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   Posted 9/3/2005 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Artie
I am rather new here, but I want to say how sry I am to here about your mother. My husband suffered with ulcerative colitis for 10 yrs and in Jan.1999 he had emergency surgery for a perforated sigmoid colon wich he suffered during a colonoscopy. It has been 6 yrs and he has been hospitalized several times since the surgery. He seems to get weak and run down quite easily and hasn't ever had regular "formed" bowel movements. After his most recent hospitalization, I did some research and learned about a product called slippery elm. He began taking it regularly and is very impressed with how much it helps. His stools became more formed within three days and what used to be 5-7 trips to the restroom is now 2-3 per day.
I also wanted to know whereabouts u live(state) because a friend of mine had advanced breast cancer and had a mastectomy. Two years later they found cancer all over her liver and in her chest and skull. The Dr.s here told her she wouldnt make it past christmas. Her husband took her to an inpatient program at a clinic in mexico where she stayed for 21 days. They began by detoxing her of any meds she was on. The treatment that she recieved there are being used in contries such as Europe etc. but havent been approved by the FDA so are not available in the USA.
It has been 4 months and she returns to the clinic every two weeks and visits her Dr here as well. Her cancer reduced 25% and she looks and feels great! Dr's here are baffled but refuse to accept that the treatment in mexico has anything to do with it.
Lastly I want you to know that you and your mother will definately be in my prayers.
sincerely
julie

Artie57
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   Posted 9/3/2005 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi JUJUBEE

Thank You for your kind words and even more for the information I will inquire about Slippery Elm now that I know about it.  As far as where we live it is in Mass so Mexico probably would not be real practical for us at this time but I do appreciate the thought.  I hope things work out for you and yours and again thank you so very much for the information and I will let you know how things progress.

Thank You

Artie


JuJu-Bee
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   Posted 9/4/2005 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Artie57
Just wondering if the Dr.s know what caused the hives. If not look into the possibilty that it may be the adhesive from that brand of ostomy flange. Try changing to a different brand.
Julie
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