Bratcat only had one noticeable leak. She turned over in bed when she was full (and enjoying sleep) and it got on her PJs and bedding. Her other "leaks" were minor. She would notice that output would be dribbling (for want of a better word) under her wafer. You could see a line from the ostomy towards the edge of the wafer. If she let it go, it would have the potential to leak onto clothing and such. Generally she would just change it before it got to that point. She never had any accidents with UC but I would guess the reason a leak with an ostomy is better is because 1) there is no urgency or cramping and 2) you are rid of UC and on the mend.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp