Back in the hospital once again

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   Posted 1/4/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey All! Well here I am sitting back in a darn hospital bed typing away. So I posted earlier this week because I was sick with something, but didn't know what. I talked to my Nurse Prac yesterday and she said that my surgeon wanted a CT scan for the next day. I traveled the 45 miles to where my docs office is so that I could have the CT near the hospital where I had surgery in case I was admitted. So my surgeon also said go to the ER if you still feel sick, or get worse. Of course I continued to feel horrific, and I was getting concerned because I didn't have anything to eat or drink for 2 days, and I was still having so much diarriah, but not peeing. I went in last night...waited for 3 hours and then finally got a room where they gave me IV fluid, dilaudid, and phenergan. Praise the lord because I was so nauseous, and in some pretty great pain. We ended up doing the CT last night while in the ER, and although it showed no leakege, etc. they ended up admitting me becasue I was so dehydrated, and still in pain. My surgeon came in today, and said that what happened was when he did my surgery and was sewing me up he wraps a piece of fat around the inside area for extra support with the stitches, and a piece of it ended up dying, and falling of or something, which can make you pretty sick. So I thought I would be out today, but he wants to keep me here through the weekend so he can watch me, and make sure I am healthy to go home. So this is literally my 4th hospital stay in 3 months, and its getting a wee bit old. I hope everyone is feeling well, and having a glorious night!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection

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   Posted 1/4/2008 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I am glad you were admitted and the medicine worked. I hope this is your last hospital stay for a long time. I will say a prayer for you to get strong quickly. Hugs to you.


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   Posted 1/5/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have dehydrated a few times myself. Remember one things drink plenty of water. The average person is suppose to drink 8 glasses of water and ppl with CD should drink 16 glasses of water.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad they are getting you feeling better. Its been a long haul, but hopefully you'll enjoy a long remission in your future.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Get well soon!!  Sounds like your'e well on your way :-)

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   Posted 1/5/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi teddybear: Just a caution about drinking water. It is possible to drink too much water, so i wouldn't necessarily say crohn's patients need to drink 16 glasses. How much water you should drink is directly related to how much you are losing, through sweat, diarrhea etc. and how much fluid you are ingesting from your diet. Drinking amounts of water in excess of your needs can lead to electrolyte imbalances and, can in fact, lead to death.

If you are not having terrible night sweats and not having excessive diarrhea (12-18 a day) you probably don't need much more than what is recommended for a normal adult. But that's water, not pop or tea or coffee. caffeinated carbonated beverages actually dehydrate you instead of quench thirst. A good guide is to track how much you are urinating. If your urine production is normal then you don't need to worry about water.

I consider the water I need in order to take the medications I'm on is one of the few pluses of the pills. I have to drink at least eight glasses a day just to comply with the directions for taking the medications.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

gemini kiwi
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   Posted 1/5/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Poor You, Hope your discharged soon, I know what you mean about all the hospital visits, even your veins start to protest with all the needle stabs.
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