Ileostomies & eye infections

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/24/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I need help please!!
My mother has had a permanent Ileostomy since 2004.  Just recently she started having eye pains.  She described the pain as a sharp burning feeling.  She is diabetic and also has high blood pressure and we thought maybe that is what might have been causing this.
She went to an Eye doctor a few days ago and was told that her eye problem is all tied into her Ileostomy.  The constant diarrhea and etc is the cause of this.
Has anybody ever had this problem before?  Any help would be appreciated.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 7/24/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I had my colostomy I get alot of styes in my eyes. I Have wondered at times if one coud have anything to do with the other.,Since my divorce I have lame insurance so I don't see the Doc as much. (Good thing this DD is cooperating at the present.) I'm interested to know the answer. CD has caused a multitude of problems for me that I would have never thought would be connected so why not this too?!!
Life isn't like a bowl of cherries, it's more like a jar of Jalapenos... What you do today, might burn your "butt" tomorrrow!

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/24/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That is all we were told.  The severe dehydration, along with the vitamin deficiency and diarrhea is now starting to affect one of her eyes.  She just complains of pain inside along with swelling.  The Dr. prescribed some eye drops.  She started to use them yesterday and since then, she is getting some relief.  She lost 90% of her intestines and has to have an infusion every 10 days at the hospital to replace all of the lost vitamins and minerals.
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