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   Posted 8/14/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Daughter had 1st surgery 7/8/08 after 16 days returned home,We have been back to the hospital once already for dehydration and they found kink in loop to stoma, low bllod pressure she fell down steps no idea if that caused kink.I think she may be on way back to hospital,Yesterday was best day for eating and drinking she actually looks good , a little crampy she says but no output today so far gone to bathroom, urinating ok but nothing in bag today,She has test for pouch next week and visits surgeon, she is eating and drinking today but getiting nervous ,no output and recommendations

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   Posted 8/14/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   

If she doesn't have output and is in pain this would be the sign of either a partial or full obstruction (which is not uncommon). It's best to get her walking to jump start her motility. If it's a partial obstruction you should be able to manage this at home by increasing fluids, eliminating food until it passes, and keep her moving. If she should have extreme pain and vomiting that would be the time to go to the hospital as those are signs of a full obstruction and intervention might be needed.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 8/15/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Ditto what Sue said... also, if she is running a fever - go to the ER. Please let us know how she is doing.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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