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dougsmum
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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
HI I NEED SOME ADVICE MY SON HAD HIS LARGE BOWEL REMOVED LAST MONDAY ALL WENT WELL WITH THE OP ,BUT HE TOOK A BLOOD CLOT ON HIS LEG THEY DID GET THE LEG CLOSED ON SUNDAY .HE HAS BEEN ON 30ML OF WATER UP UNTIL YESTERDAY ,THEN GOT A SMALL PIECE OF TOAST FOR BREAKFAST BY TEA-TIME HE WAS VERY ,VERY SICK ,DRS HAVE PUT A TUBE DOWN HIS THROAT SO THEY CAN SRINGE OUT THE STUFF IN HIS STOMACH .how long will it take him to start to feel a bit better ,he just cant keep anything down

summerstorm
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   Posted 10/10/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
well it depends on the person, i ate teh day after my surgery, but i think it was flchurchlady who couldn't eat for ten days. It takes diff people diff time to heal
hope he feels better!

Amey
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   Posted 10/10/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
How old is your son?
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
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dougsmum
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   Posted 10/10/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
hi amey ,
             he's 18

Amey
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   Posted 10/10/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I would imagine that he sould recover rather quickly depending on his health prior to the surgery. I had my first surgery at age 26 and I was in very poor health. I bounced back rather quickly once I was able to get home. I spent 9 days in the hospital in recovery. Once I got home, I was sore but almost back to my normal daily activity. By 3 weeks post my surgery, I was back to the gym taking aerobics classes. Once your son is able to eat, make sure he eats good simple meals to keep up his strength...homemade creamy soup was a huge help to me. It had carbohydrates, proteins, veggies and it was easy to digest. Better yet, it was easy to cook in a crockpot.

I hope he feels better very soon.
Amey
 
 
Ileostomy 8/2007
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
 
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
 
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot


flchurchlady
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   Posted 10/10/2007 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Dougsmum,
Does your son have a stoma, and if so, is it working yet? Summerstorm was right. My stoma didn't work for ten days after surgery, so I couldn't eat, was throwing up, and had an NG tube down my throat for a couple of days. They took the tube out once they knew that I was all done throwing up.

Make sure that they give him plenty of I.V. fluids, so he doesn't get dehydrated. They can also give him TPN by I.V., which is total nutrition, so he can get nutrients, since he can't eat yet. Tell him to hang in there. It won't last very long and will be over soon.

Cecilia
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


dougsmum
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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Cecilia,

             No he's not got a stoma ,they had to put the ng tube back in yesterday as he was still being sick ,plus he's back on the drip .He seem's really down bless him it seems he's taking two steps forward then three steps back .

thanks for all your help everyone

i will keep you all updated

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