Posted 11/5/2012 12:05 AM (GMT -6)
I just had surgery done on a perianal abscess which also had a fistula which a draining seaton was put in. I am not sure exactly what he is feeling as each surgery is done differently based on each persons problems and the locations. I can say it is quite painful for the first few days but for me seems to be healing rapidly, a week and a half later I am managing with extra strength tylonal while working.
As Kazbern said, it would be good to know what meds he is on, I am sure they prescribed something for the pain for the surgery alone. As far as the Crohns pain, does he have active disease anywhere else that you are aware of at this point?
He will be your best source of information as far as pain, I find my surgery site gets irritated if its not thouroughly clean, any bits need to be gone. Sitz baths are amazing reliefs for the first bit.
Sorry to hear all the troubles he is having at such a young age, Wishing him a speedy recovery and all the best.