woke up in a pile of green goo

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   Posted 3/9/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a great night. Been on ursodiol for my liver--just 5 days--and it's killing all the progress I made. Last night, at a gathering, I emptied the bag no less than 13 times in 4 hours. Constant and huge gas, lots of output. By the time I got home (90 min ride -had to stop 3 times), I was starting to see light green stool. I'm already in the habit of waking up every 90min to 2 hours to empty or burp the bag but I guess that wasn't enough. Woke up at 4 am covered in green goo. Horrible. Barrier had pulled off my skin, bag was full of air and green goopy poopy was leaking out. Green poo and goo all over my night shirt, tummy, sides. crazy. gross.

but get this---I didn't get any on the bed! How did that happen?!?!

Still haven't heard back from the liver doc's office. Think I must be on too much of this stuff. UGH!
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; TPN, propranolol and xanax; anemia of chronic disease

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   Posted 3/9/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, NO, sammies...that doesn't sound like fun shocked

Maybe the 'goopy poopy' was too goopy?!! so it didn't trickle on to the bed...

I hope you've heard from the doc by now and have that straightened out!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 3/10/2010 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm sorry to hear of your goopy poopy too!  I had a similar middle of the night experience where nothing got on our sheets...I didn't understand either!  How in the world could I have been plastered with that stuff (bean burrito from Taco Bell of course) and not get a single drop in bed?  I have to admit...it felt weird and slightly ucky showering and getting cleaned up only to crawl right back between the same sheets.  *shoulder shrug*

BUT I will say this...I was going to be lazy nono and not empty again before bed  (it's not really full or anything), but I did actually have a bean burrito from Taco Bell this afternoon so having this conversation just prompted me to be responsible.  yeah   Thank you! wink


: )  Robin
29 year old Mommy of an amazing 2 year old and Wife for 3 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
doc called back and said to get off med for a week or so and then go to smaller dose. Thank goodness! I'm going on vacation next week and didn't know how I'd deal.

progress: Up every hour last night to burp and empty but no more green. goodness!
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; TPN, propranolol and xanax; anemia of chronic disease

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   Posted 3/10/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Is getting up at night so often normal with an ostomy? That sounds horrible!!

Hope you are better soon!!
28 Year old Female
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Recent possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas.
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 30mg Prednisone (Tapering SLOWLY from 40), Psyllium Seed Powder, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D/Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 

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   Posted 3/10/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I empty my bag about every 2 - 2.5 hrs and at least once at night I have woken up in green goo and I sleep with a towel under me at all times. I had not eaten anything new the bag just came off!! And I have not attempted any food with beans...yet...confused I just ventured into strained spag sauce with chopped up 1/4 inch noodles...(I had a blockage and never want another!!!
Having this illio is kind of like having constsnt and permanent dirreah...yuck!
Anyway, glad you got the med resolved and I do think everyone needs to watch out for what meds are taken and the changes they can cause. Let's hope for no more green goo in the bed for any of us!!!

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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had Oscar for almost 4 months now and last night was the first time I got out of bed in the middle of the night to empty. He wasn't even half full but better safe then sorry right??

RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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   Posted 3/10/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
80s chick, that isnt normal, if you have a stomach bug or something that might happen and at first you will empty more often. Also dependign on what you eat, my average is about every 5 hours, or whenever i pee.Which is every 5 minutes, lol.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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   Posted 3/10/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't understand all this trouble with eating certain foods, like beans. I eat anything and as much as I want. Certain veggies, like green beans, must be cooked well not just steamed. I just ate a load of fried breaded okra for a snack. Soooo good. I will see it again in about two hours.

I have a baby bed waterproof mattress pad under the sheet. Saves the mattress if I have the rare "blowout". Got mine at Target. Has real pretty little lambs on it.


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   Posted 3/10/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Well Dan, I am new at this and the nurse handed me a sheet listing all the things I can not eat. Most foods are on it. onions tomatos, anything with seeds. No chips, nachos, all the good stuff. After my first blockage the doc said stay with soft diet!!! Yipeeee!! I practically live on mac n cheese. My blockage came from a less than dime size piece of hot dog (I had a corn dog craving, OK. hehehe) I never want that pain again so I eat soft, take hours to eat (well a long time!), avoid the forbidden and chew ... I have to concentrate on that as I eat because if I forget and my mind wanders, I start eating faster and chewing less...not safe. I have noticed a LOT of folks say they eat normally but my stoma is tiny and I have no idea why but that was the luck of the dr I guess.
I do have a matress cover no cute animals on it, but I always have the towel under me. Oh, to sleep on my stomach again!!
Well, chili sounds soooo good. Some day maybe I will get brave and try some. I really went out on a limb today and ate a piece of Pumpkin pie!! Who knows what will come of it?
Have a great evening/day/night!!
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