Two days of non-stop Diarrhea...

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   Posted 4/15/2012 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Folks,
It's been 4 weeks since Brandon's takedown surgery.  So far, so good.  He was back to school after 3 weeks but the last two days have been awful.  Non-stop watery diarrhea.  Have tried Imodium, as well as bananas.   No pain, just the constant urge to go to the bathroom every hour.  Not it's just like water.  Am trying to keep him hydrated with liquids.   But everything he eats seems to go right through him. 
Any ideas on what food help to firm things up?
14 yr old male, Diagnosed February 2011.
JPouch phase 2 of 3 scheduled for Dec 23,2011..hoping to have Takedown by March 2012.
Phase one of 3 stage surgery on 8/30/11, Total laprascopic colectomy and end ileo. Previous meds included: Remicade, 6MP, ,Poly-Iron, Canasa, Asacol 800HD, Colazal, Levsin, Pepcid,Sulfasalazine, Prednisone..NOW..NO MORE DRUGS!!!

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   Posted 4/15/2012 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Does he have a stomach virus?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 4/15/2012 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Definately sounds like a stomach bug. It's going around here where I live....lots of people I know have been sick with it. Make sure he is staying hydrated. I would actually call his doctor and let them know since he is still recovering and in a vulnerable state if it is a virus. Hope he feels better soon.

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
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-got my life back! :)

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   Posted 4/15/2012 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
He may need IV hydration at this point...has his doctor suggested that yet?

I hope his situation is better by now, but don't hesitate getting treatment if it isn't.

formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

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   Posted 4/16/2012 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
It was actually about a month post take down that Dillon had almost the exact same thing happen. I heard him up in the night and found him sitting on the stairs pretty much having an anxiety attack.....just when he thought this was all behind him he was sick again. We called the surgeon first thing in the morning and she said it was probably a bug just like everyone gets at times. This is exactly what it was....about 4 days later he was completely fine.

It has taken us about two years to reach the point that when Dillon has an intestinal issue to remember that EVERYONE has issues at some times and that it does not mean the worst. It was so ingrained in our minds that diarrhea meant he was going to get sicker and sicker. I actually am not sure if I will ever really get past that.

Anyway, so soon after surgery, I think I would be calling the surgeon. You do have to make sure that he is not getting dehydrated. Chances are it is nothing but a common virus and will run its course over the next few days.
Mom to Dillon (age 20) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS

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   Posted 4/16/2012 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for the responses.   Collicat... you definitely put my mind at ease.  Today was a much better day. He had FCAT testing at school for over 2 hours this morning and I was so worried he wouldnt make it through the testing.  so grateful for the 504 plan and that little "hot pink" Clinic pass.. he can just get up and walk out of the room when he has to .. no questions asked.  
I think we have narrowed it down to Fried foods.   seems to get the worst of him.
Thank you for all the valuable advice.
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