Enterocutaneous Fistula

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hoody2
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   Posted 11/8/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone had surgery to repair Enterocutaneous Fistula?
If so, please let me know.
 
Thanks.

crohnielass
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   Posted 11/8/2010 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I have, on two of them they still drain but, only a very small amount and its not poo! I started on humira 4 weeks ago and one fistula has dried up already. I had an abcess under my old stoma scar a month ago and that went into a fistula but, again less drainage since starting humira Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13, right Hemicolectomy in 93, remmision till sept 08, small bowel resections & fistula excised, along with temp stoma in 09 stoma reversed 2010
Meds: 8 week course of pred 20mg, Azathioprine 50mg, starting Humira 20/10/10 Lomotil, citalopram 20mg, questran & VSL#3.

“I may not be where I need to be but,
I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

hoody2
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   Posted 11/8/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you fo ryour reply. My hubby is having a surgery on Nov. 11th. We're believing that everything will be repaired, standing on the word of God. I like your quote, by the way.
Thanks again.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/9/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
hoody2~what is your hubby's diagnosis? I do think there are others on her that have had successful surgery...I hope they'll be along.

Good Luck on the 11th and let us know how it goes! Welcome to the forum.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

hoody2
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   Posted 11/9/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello OHIO76,
My hubby was in a bad car accident in 2005, since then he had multiple surgeries. The last one he had was to replace his homograft (originally had Trip A Aneurysm). They left his wound open so that his exposed hermina developed an Enterocutaneous fistula. He eats solid food and all his waste come out of his fistula. I have been taking care of his fistula since June 2009 when he developed it. He also has decubidus ulcer on his sacrum and his right leg is immoble at this time but getting movement back slowly. He will need an intensive PT after his surgery. Yep, he has gone through hell but he is being storng ans we're believing hic quick & complete healing!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 11/9/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
WOW~that is a lot!

fistulas are usually tricky when they are due to a disease...His isn't so he should do just fine with the surgery!

Don't forget to let us know how it went.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

hoody2
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   Posted 11/11/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi OHIO76,
I just left the pre-op room. I was all chocked up. He has gone through a lot and I wish I could bear some of the burden for him. Thanks for the encouragement. I will give you an update tomorrow.

hoody2
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   Posted 11/11/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I just talked to my hubby's surgeon and his surgery went well. They were able to reconnect his intestines and he does NOT have to be in ICU, thank the Lord! I don't know howl long he's going to stay in the hospital. Once he is completely healed form this surgery, he can start his physical therapy.
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