Yes, becareful when having the NG Tube I have had them in for 4 days went home for 2 days went back in for 4 days ...all of the 4 day each time I was in I had the Ng..tube.. Mine got to where all that was coming out was blood, so they had left it in for so long. The purpose of the NG tube is to get the ilius gone so that you can pass stool. With your colon gone just like me your going to have the more watery type of stool, then graduadly you get little wafes of poop , never a formed stool like you use to having when you have a colon. So now your new plumbing has no way to form the stool because the purpose of the colon is to take the water out and form the stool.
Monitor the output, noting the color, quantity, pH, and presence or absence of blood. Report problems, such as the inability to irrigate the tube, which may indicate clogging; a sudden increase or decrease in output; the presence of "coffee ground" or frank blood; or an abnormal pH. And calculate intake and output. Large volume losses can lead to electrolyte imbalances and hypovolemia, both of which may require IV fluid replacement.
Mike when did you have this surgery? Like I think I have said before that my Total Colectomy was Feb 19,10 and had watery stools for months. Then it slowed down, still have explosive bm's and they do not smell very good. And for some odd reason and I am going to blame it on you all...is LOL I have had Diahrea sat night, like 10 times and last night was horrible over 20 times, it was a bad evening. So have not had that in quite sometime.
Stay away from pre-packaged foods, things with sorbitol, keep to the natural foods, grease will increase bowl movements. I stay with chicken and turkey most every day, then I try to add foods a little at a time, but most do not agree with me. So I never eat anything fatty or fried or deep fried, no tomato sauces, or merinades, they really screw with me.
I drink the gatorade every day about a half of a bottle and it keeps my electrolites in balance, and seems to help with the iliuses that I have gotten. Plus the gatorade helps keep my bms moving also...could be just me but worth a try.
I know its hard but try to be positive and just know that this is a marathon and not a sprint. We are all here for you too.