Hi there. I've joined here to hopefully get some answers or guidance. My father has had an ileostomy since 1983 due to ulcerative colitis. He has indeed lived the span of my memory just fine. He has over the past 5 years had once again abdominal problems enough to see a doctor regularly. (he is not much for doing that)
In 2006 he had a jejunostomy.
Here's what I'm looking for help in. (and i have browsed the forums some.. but there is just so much to look through)
since this last surgery he has gotten "dumping syndrome", a bacteria infection in his duodonem, hypoglycemia, rapid body mass loss. (from 234 lbs to 175lbs within a year and he's 6'4") he's constantly weak and yet they say he is absorbing enough nutrients.
The thing is his current GI doc can't figure out why he's rapidly losing the weight.
Does anyone else know what could be the root of this or recomend a route to address this?
They recently took a blood sample and sent it away (to California) to see if he has or has ever had Crohns.
I'm sure I don't need to mention the back and forth without answers to the recent problems has caused undue stress issues. and borderline depression.
*fortunately he has a home based hobby of a recording studio to keep him going*
If anyone can give any feedback or direct me to a thread already posted.. I would greatly appreciate it.
dad has had an ileostomy since 1983