Thank you SO much for the info! I'm going home this weekend (Mom is 80 today ). I'll pass this info along.
To answer the questions...yes, I do hear these noises & they are noticably loud. (When we're alone, we can laugh about them, but when we're in public, the embarrassment is very painfully written all over her face.) She's had her ileostomy since May of 97. She has tried using Beano when she eats, but that doesn't seem to help. She does occasionally use straws, so I'll bring that to her attention. She's not a smoker. :)
Thanx again for your help.
Good Grief. --Charlie Brown