I am looking for all the help I can get on this. It is for my father in law who is having major health issues.
He had colitis a number of years ago and because of the severity of it they removed his intestines and he now has a illiostomy bag. He would take lomotil to slow down the flow going into the bag when he changes it. Lately he has been getting kidney failure and has been spending to much time in the ICU. The last time his heart actually stopped for a bit.
I have to questions here. First, is anyone on lomotil and experience kidney problems from it? Does it cause you to dehydrate rapidlly?
Second and this is for anyone with the bag, what do you take to slow the flow? Are there any other safer drugs out there that he might be able to change to. I know it is best for him to talk to his doctor but I don't believe he is the best out there. He isn't up to looking for a new doctor either so he has to stick with him probably for the next year. I feel so bad and I want to help him out but this is a new subject for me that I don't know too much about.
Can anyone help us out. It would be really appreciated. The time before this one when he was in the hospital he suffered a heart attack and with his heart stopping this time I know he is very depressed and feels like he is dying. I would love to lift his spirits with a new medicine that won't put him in the hospital again.
Thank you everyone that will help on this. My whole family appreciates it.