crohns and gall bladder trouble

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   Posted 1/17/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there anyone that can give me some advice please. My daughter has suffered with crohns desease for 11 years. She has had several operations and now has a colostomy bag. She was doing really well after that op and wished she had had it years ago. Only a couple of months after the op she became ill, they now say that she has an inflamed gall bladder.Antibiotics were used in hospital but her veins collapsed and she had had enough of them keep trying the IV in different veins every 10 mins, so she refused anymore. She was on the IV antibiotics for 3 days and it made her feel really sick as well. Once she came off of them she stopped feeling sick. Ended up discharging herself from the hospital as they wanted her to go back on IV.
Since she came home she has felt a lot better but is so weak as she hasnt eaten all week.
My question is, What sort of things can she eat. There are so many things she cant eat because of the crohns and her bag. Like fruit veg salad anything with shells, nuts, and now fatty food because of her gall  bladder. She really does need to put on some weight as she is now under 6 stone and only 5 foot tall.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello  lindyloo and welcome to Healing Well.  As far as diet, I would suggest she eat high cal high protein and low fat.  Depending on how she tolerates foods will dictate what she eats..........I am sure the members will have advice for you.

I am more concerned with the gallbladder problem.  If she has an infection she could become very ill. I am assuming the gallbladder was not removed.  It is very dangerous if the gallbladder ruptures. You posted your daughter checked out against medical advice? Please watch her for signs of distress, high fever, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting. I hope everything turns out ok.  Please keep posting.  We are here for you.

Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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   Posted 1/17/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your advice I will keep a watchfull eye on her and if she becomes ill she has promised to go to another hospital where she had her op.

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   Posted 1/18/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Since I am new to this I don't have much if any advice other than to keep a close eye on her. However, I did want to wish her well and give you both the best of luck with getting her feeling a little better.
Amanda: age 23 happily married for 6 years
Mother to Kirstiana 5, Savannah soon to be 2, Halen 11 weeks
I have had symptoms since a young child but I was FINALLY diagnosed 1/14/2008!
  • Currently taking: Pentasa 500 mg 2 tablets 3 times daily  Darvocet 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed (I can't take due to watching my children it makes me drowsy and sick) Prednisone 60 mg to decrease by 10 mg weekly until down to 2.5mg Ranitidine 300 mg 1 tablet twice daily Women's one a day multi-vitamin with double the calcium once daily

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   Posted 1/18/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks very much for your reply and best wishes xx

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   Posted 1/19/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
There are two kinds of glabber "stones" . the larger ones which are very painful when the gallbladder contracts . It will be very painful and vomiting is quite likely. The other kind of stones are the numerous "little " stones. Now they are more dangerous because they can actually make their way into the bile duct become logded and cause the gallbladder to rupture. The tell tale sign that things are getting very serious and its time for an emergency ride to the her temperature. If her temp rises it means that the gallbladder is inflammed and very susceptible to rupture. A bigger stone can cause the gallbladder to spasm and cause pain ...that too needs to be seen to ...but it is not a medical emergency. If your daughter keeps her diet low in fat...smaller meals....lots of liquids ...she may be able to avoid another attack. ...but again, keep a close eye on her and if her temp goes up...just get her to the emerg. by hook or by crook.
Lots of prayers and support are sent your way.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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