I'm new here, and kind of in a hurry today, I might have missed the right place to post this, so feel free to move the subject elsewhere, and please let me know.
My mom had a gastric bypass on october 2009. about 2 months ago she was admitted to the Hospital with bowel gangrena, necrosis, and Sepsis, and had a drastic bowel resection, a massive course of treatments, and somehow she survived.
It seems like the survival rate is under 1% for her case (due to some other medical problems), and she was the fisrt survivor for this problem in the hospital she's at.
Right now, the doctors are obviously studying her case, and trying to find some solutions, but I'm affraid they're not telling us everything.
I would like to do some research, find out if there are people living with virtually no bowel, what kind of life can they have, and how can I help her.
I'm from Portugal, and although I understand enough english to do some research, I have no idea where to find some more information on medical issues. So if anyone knows, has any experience, or can point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.
Thank you very much
PS - Never mind if there are any writing mistakes, I'm getting rusty on it.