OK, this is getting ridiculous. I have major issues with ileostomy effluent going from near normal poop consistency (as with someone using their colon) to VERY liquidy consistency.
Today I had 5 crackers, 3 jars of baby food meat (pudding type consistency of the food I mean), AND one can of tomato juice with no pulp. I had drunk a LOT of water earlier in the day.
Three hours went by and NO poop was coming out of my stoma. I felt fine, but a bit bloated. SO I had gator ade, grape juice, and 2 york peppermint patties. Then this HUGE LOAD of cement type poop finally came out after I walked and drank all this. I had no pain, no nausea, just the bit of bloat.
Over time (have had my ileostomy 3+ years now) do we loose our digestive juices? or what? It's not like I had a turkey dinner. I will ask my surgeon about this but I think he will be at a loss. There was no blockage, this was clearly a consistency issue (I think anyway).
Anyone else have this issue and if so, combinations of food I guess would be the answer but jeeee! ?????