Think I'm dehydrated/got a blockage - can anyone help?

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Zozo
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   Posted 8/15/2011 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I feel so terrible. Went out yesterday evening and had 3 large glasses of wine. More than a little tipsy but other than that felt fine. Changed my bag for a fresh, larger one for the night but woke up this am with what I thought was a raging hangover.

After being sick many, many times, I've realised that there has been absoloutely NO output from my stoma. Everything I drink I bring back and I feel really shocking.

What should I do????

80sChick
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   Posted 8/15/2011 3:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Does your stoma hurt? You may want to call your surgeon. If you can't keep anything down, you have extra risk of dehydration becuase of the ileo. they may want to just give you an IV with fluids to hydrate you again, regardless of the possible obstruction. During the IV stuff, they could possibly assess you for a blockage.

Good luck and keep us posted!!! Hugs!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

Zozo
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   Posted 8/15/2011 3:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Stephanie. Will let you know how I get on. xxx

blueglass
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   Posted 8/15/2011 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I second Stephanie on getting an IV -- that can make you feel so much better if dehydration is the main issue..... and definitely get the possible blockage checked out. Hope you feel better soon.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

esoR
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   Posted 8/15/2011 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I third what Stephanie said. Let us know. I feel for you. Rosemary

Zozo
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   Posted 8/15/2011 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everybody - you're all a fabulous source of information!

Went straight to the hospital and they were brilliant. Took x-rays of my chest and tummy and got me started on an IV straight away. No sooner had the doctor palpated my tummy than there was a small sign of some output but unfortunately not enough to be sure all was well.

They moved me to the assessment unit and started on sips of water. Things finally started to move at around 8pm so they gave me a cup of tea and a sandwich and hey presto! We have output!

Once again, thank you all for your comments and support. xxx smilewinkgrin

Zozo
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   Posted 8/15/2011 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
P.S I've just got home!!! x

stripey
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   Posted 8/15/2011 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
That was one hell of a hangover :)

Glad everything is ok though, it is scary when that happens.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, azathioprine, codeine, immodium, simethicone.

blueglass
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   Posted 8/15/2011 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're doing well. Always nice when things get resolved fairly quickly and undramatically.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

flchurchlady
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   Posted 8/15/2011 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
You did the right thing by going to the hospital. Glad to hear it resolved itself quickly! smilewinkgrin
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

80sChick
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   Posted 8/16/2011 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're ok!! :)
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)
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