3rd day after surgery to remove his colon, and Charlie is doing much, much worse. Started out fine, but never was able to pee. Catheters in and out. Stoma started to produce, but now bowels have shut down as well. Urologist says that not being able to pee may be permanent.
He had aggressive ulcerative colitis, and the surgeon said the removed colon was just falling apart, but the rest of his digestive system looked perfect. So, we had high hopes for surgery.
After so much hope, we are just devastated. Feel lost and helpless.