Is all of this leaking due to the wound? Is the wound growing? Do they tell you what caused it?
I had my stoma moved recently do to having pyoderma gangrenosum, other skin issues that ended up being related to eczema, a supposed hernia, and needing a stoma revision anyway. It really is no big deal and my recovery was very quick. I waited 6 months to have it done though. My first recovery was just as you describe and for the reasons you describe. I was very ill when I had my surgery. I also developed the pyoderma gangrenosum because of being so run down, in the midst of very active disease and on Prednisone at the time. It could be what you are dealing with; ask as soon as you can. Time is very important with pyoderma. Doctors will give you the runaround because pyoderma resembles many things - infections, mucocutaneous separation, etc. They rule everything out and come to PG. Sometimes, by then, it is difficult to treat because it has gotten worse.
Ask if PG is a possibility. A lot of doctors don't know what it is; my original surgeon didn't. If he/she is not experienced with it, find someone who is.
Post Edited (uc_free) : 6/24/2012 3:51:39 PM (GMT-6)