My brother is doing somewhat better. His kidney numbers are coming down and he's off dialysis. Some of you may remember he had an abscess (from the 2 bouts of peritonitis) and had a catheter/drain put it. The dr's said a fistula formed from the colon to the catheter and I'm not sure what that means. There was still fluid draining into the bag but they said it's just a mucous type fluid so it's ok if it leaks into the abdomen a little. So they removed the drain and hooked up a small drainage bag (like an ileostomy) until it heals.
Can anyone tell me how long it normally takes for fistulas to heal? My brother is extremely worried that the leak will develop into another peritonitis situation and never heal.