Rosie and mom9mom, I also had to have emergency surgery when my bowel resection started leaking into my body cavity (I wonder how common this is??). I was in ICU and hospital for 6 weeks, then home recovering (with the
open wound healing) for two months. I was very lucky. I had peritonitis, but I never went septic because we caught this very early . . . . It seems that Drs should warn crohns patients about
the symptoms of this, since it is essential to get emergency surgery if you at all have a leak.