My dad did a colostomy about 5 weeks ago and the bowels started its movement a few days later. But due to complications, and adhesions in the intestines, the bowels stopped moving altogether 4 weeks later (during all those weeks my dad was on a whole lot of medications to stabilize his condition - so they might have had a hand in this).
Anyway, another surgery has been made to dissolve the adhesions and it took 4 hours (lots of adhesions). Now, it has been 5 days with no sign of bowel movement.
My question is: how long does it usually take for the bowels to move after dissolving such adhesions?
My understanding is that the dissolving procedure is a pretty invasive procedure for the instines... We are all starting to get worried about the delay and what it might mean.