Gallbladder surgery

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9ball
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   Posted 6/28/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
My Daddy has alzheimer's disease. He just had his gallbladder removed. He doesn't really have much of an appetite. He used to love Ensure, but now it gives him diarreah(sorry- misspelled). What else can we try?
 
Thanks,
Dorsey's daughter

lavendar
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   Posted 6/29/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
9ball
After several years of chronic diarrea following gallbladder surgery. My brother had his removed and had the same problem . His doctor recommended Questran, which is a chlosteral medication. So I asked my Dr. for a prescription, he said no problem try it it's harmless. Maybe your dad can take it. Gotta tell you it is a powder and tastes really bad.

9ball
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   Posted 6/29/2008 4:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you June 17

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 6/30/2008 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 9ball,

Sorry your dad is having problems. Make sure to let his doc know about this. Oddly . . .adding fiber can help diarrhea or constipation. By bulking up the stool (absorbing water) it will help the D.

I hope this helps.

Blessings!

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/30/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
Both are rigth about the input they gave you
I am hoping you will continue to post and let us know how your Dad is doing
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 6/30/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi 9Ball, I don't know what other conditions your father may have, but a dr. may not prescribe Questran for him if he has some conditions or certain other meds. My mother and I both had our GB out 15 yrs. ago. We both had a terrible time with the big D, my dr gave me Questran, what a difference. I told my mother and her dr. gave it to her, it didn't work. She also continued to eat junk, and paid for it. The past yr her D has gotten even worse, her Cardio dr. said he DID NOT want her on Questran it could cause her big time problems. Not long ago she was also dx w/ AD. She still has the prob w/ D on occassions. But she has so many health issues and meds they all seem to work against her stomach sometimes. I originally used Questran, but for a long time I've used Questran Light. If you do get it for your father, you can mix the powder w/ water or OJ, BUT you must have a least another full glass of water after it. It does work for most ppl. Hope it can work for your father.  Have a good day. God bless.  Alice.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/1/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Alice for posting this input
Always great to hear from ppl that have had experience whether good or bad
Be well my friend........LYN
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