Hi there, I'm new to the site and apologies if I am asking a question asked elsewhere. My husband needed a sub-total colectomy in December 2009 due to ulcerative colitis which would not respond to any medication. A couple of weeks ago, he underwent the first stage of the reversal procedure, to form a J-pouch. Things went really well, they managed keyhole surgery and he was discharged 4 days later. However, later that day he was rushed back into hospital with a bowel obstruction. He was vomiting very badly and his stoma had stopped working. This persisted for 2 further days until terrible pain in his stomach and the stoma sprung to life, filling up 3 times over (sorry to be so graphic). He continued being sick during this period.
He has now come home from hospital and is really troubled by wind/gas. He tells me the pain is awful, he gets terrible cramping sensations, has hot sweats and then the gas releases itself into the bag. He feels vastly better afterwards, but it persists all day long.
He isn't eating that much and is trying to stick to very bland food to help keep the wind/gas at bay, but nothing seems to alleviate the symptoms.
Does anyone have any experience of this and if so, what did you do to ease the problem?
Any help would be very gratefully received.
Many thanks for reading this ... and hopefully responding :)