I never heard ofa once a month shot. I think Jan & I have the same problem. We have "spoke" in the past and I told her I have a PICC line in order to take an IV every day. Yeah, I feel great now but I know this is no long term solution. I think I am different, though, because I have had extensive surgery other than on my intestines. I only have 1/3 of my original pancreas and I had my gall bladder removed along with several resections. My GI doctor "blames" my fast output on these issues. Did Jan have any surgeries like mine?
I am going to call my GI doc today and see if I can get an answer about
the once a month shot and Sandostatin. I will post if I get a reply from her.
I think the important thing is to get hydrated ASAP and keep it up even if it means doing an IV at home with an angiocath or PICC line. Dehydration can bring you down real quick, but, the good thing is, you feel better almost as soon as you are rehydrated.
I hope Jan feels better soon.
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 8 months in ICU at Westchester County M.C. (I think that's a record). Second surgery for resection due to fistulas in January 2007. Been slowly recovering since then. Possible reconnection candidate.