Take Down Tomorrow - Questions

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 12/14/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
My son is having his takedown surgery tomorrow. I'm wondering
1) How long will he be in the hospital
2) Will they have him using the bathroom immediately
3) Will he be in lots of pain
4) Any words of wisdom or advice
Mother of 18 year old son
Ileostomy on April 18, 2008

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 12/14/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my takedown is scheduled for January so I don't personally know what to expect.  I have been told that my hospital stay will be 3-5 days.  I am pretty sure they try to get you to poop immediately.  Also, pain is too be expected but I heard less than surgery #1.  Best of luck to you and your son.  I will be thinking of you guys...

Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009

Liza D
Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 166
   Posted 12/15/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
The doc told me to expect to be in the hospital for 3 days to make sure everything is working but I was there for 5 days. The surgery didn't take too long, maybe a couple hours. They had me cathed up when I woke up but didn't need to use the restroom for a while after eating. He should have too much pain because of pain management.

My advice: start slowly. Don't eat everything you want right away. Be ready for loud noises. and us you pain meds as needed.

Good Luck to you and your son.
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Arthritis (2003)
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
Osteopenia (2008)
Depression/Anxiety (2002)
J-Pouch May 2009

Check out my blog: shlookshlies.blogspot.com/

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 12/15/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hospital stay is 3-5 days.
My surgery was 1 hour.
No pain
Food is given once bowel sounds are heard.
Take diaper rash ointments!

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

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 24, 2018 10:06 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,315 posts in 329,326 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161826 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, jeffkrauss.
169 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
logoslidat, timcebu, cjgk, Scaredy Cat, Sinmiedo, InTheShop, Relentlesswill, mufjem