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MotherofTeenwithNoUC
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   Posted Today 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
What should be done if we fear there is a possible blockage with ileostomy?
MotherofTeenwithUC
14 yr old male, Diagnosed February 2011. Phase one of 3 stage surgery on 8/30/11, Total abdominal laprascopic colectomy and ostomy. UC FREE! No meds.
Previous meds included: Remicade, 6MP, ,Poly-Iron, Canasa, Asacol 800HD, Colazal, Levsin, Pepcid,Sulfasalazine,Prednisone

Ironmum
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   Posted Today 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
What are the symptoms??? probably head to the Emergency Room, although it may pass on it's own.... good luck!
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete from UK
June/Oct 2010 - Peritonitis/perforated diverticulitis. Sigmoid colectomy, temp ileo then reversed.
DX Colonic dysmotility.
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy after begging surgeon to put it back
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ByeByeUC
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   Posted Today 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Heating pad and massage the area where there may be pain. If the pain is bad and/or vomiting go to the ER asap.
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery!

blueglass
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   Posted Today 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is info from the United ostomy association; they also have a card you can take with to the ER if you're in a place where they don't deal w/ostomies much (http://www.ostomy.org/ostomy_info/pubs/blockage_card.pdf); grape juice is also supposed to be good:

HOW TO TREAT ILEOSTOMY BLOCKAGE
Symptoms: Thin, clear liquid output with foul odor; cramping
abdominal pain near the stoma; decrease in amount of or
dark-colored urine, abdominal and stomal swelling.
Step One: At Home
1. Cut the opening of your pouch a little larger than normal because
the stoma may swell.
2. If there is stomal output and you are not nauseated or vomiting,
only consume liquids such as Coke, sports drinks, or tea.
3. Take a warm bath to relax the abdominal muscles.
4. Try several different body positions, such as a knee-chest
position, as it might help move the blockage forward.
5. Massage the abdomen and the area around the stoma as this might
increase the pressure behind the blockage and help it to “pop
out.” Most food blockages occur just below the stoma.
Step Two: If you are still blocked, vomiting, or have no stomal
output for several hours:
1. Call your doctor or WOC/ET Nurse and report what is
happening and what you tried at home to alleviate the
problem. Your doctor or WOC/ET Nurse will give you instructions
(ex., meet at the emergency room, come to the offi ce). If you are
told to go to the emergency room, the doctor or WOC/ET Nurse
can call in orders for your care there.
2. If you cannot reach your WOC/ET Nurse or surgeon and
there is no output from the stoma, go to the emergency
room immediately.
3. IMPORTANT: TAKE THIS CARD WITH YOU TO THE EMERGENCY
ROOM AND GIVE IT TO THE PHYSICIAN.
4. IMPORTANT: TAKE ALL OF YOUR POUCH SUPPLIES
(eg., pouch, wafer, tail closure, skin barrier spray, irrigation
sleeve, etc.)
U
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Perineal wound taking its time healing, but otherwise feel better than I have in years. I only take vitamins now, no drugs at all!

blueglass
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   Posted Today 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all is well, sorry forgot to say that.... keep us posted.
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Perineal wound taking its time healing, but otherwise feel better than I have in years. I only take vitamins now, no drugs at all!

MotherofTeenwithNoUC
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   Posted 9/19/2011 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the replies!  It passed on its own.   Brandon was feeling better so when he was out with a friend he decided to have a HOT DOG!  He sure learned his lesson!  He was in severe pain and an hour and a half of massaging the area, 3 cups of warm tea and a heating pad...and we were able to work through it.   When 6 hours had passed with no output and he was in pain.. we knew something was up.
 
Thanks!
MotherofTeenwithUC
14 yr old male, Diagnosed February 2011. Phase one of 3 stage surgery on 8/30/11, Total abdominal laprascopic colectomy and ostomy. UC FREE! No meds.
Previous meds included: Remicade, 6MP, ,Poly-Iron, Canasa, Asacol 800HD, Colazal, Levsin, Pepcid,Sulfasalazine,Prednisone

ByeByeUC
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   Posted 9/19/2011 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Tell him to chew his food really well!! I eat hot dogs...I don't let that stop me but I chew, chew, chew!!
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery!

Another UC wife
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   Posted 9/19/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
The poor kid....glad it passed.  Different hot dogs have thicker skins I find.  We don't eat them a lot but I did make them awhile back and he knew (I did too) that the skin was just too chewy.  We were home and he cut it off...what a mess that hot dog was afterwards to eat...lol.
 
Went to a cookout a few months later and he tried one and he could tell right away with the first bite it was going to be ok....of course he took small bites and didn't "wolf it down" and chew, chew, chewed and actually enjoyed it.
 
After that I also got the 1/4 pounders - he ate it with no problem but said at that time not to bother getting them for a long while as he just doesn't have the same yearning for them now it seems.

blueglass
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   Posted 9/19/2011 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
It might be a little early for hot dogs though, as he's only a few weeks out, and his stoma is probably still swollen. Glad he's OK.
49 years old, female. Sick for way too long with Crohn's (or possibly UC) Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in Feb 2011. Perineal wound taking its time healing, but otherwise feel better than I have in years. I only take vitamins now, no drugs at all!
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