Hello everyone. Hope you may be able to give me some help. My Mother (81) recently had bowel cancer operation and has an ostomy bag for small bowel. It is 4 weeks since the op. We have her at home now and are looking after her, however you are sent home with offers of support which never seem to happen. My sister and I have asked heaps of questions, but rarely get understable answers, or the person we need to question is never available, so hoping you might shed some light.
We were told it is normal for her to lose some waste from her large bowel. Though only small amount if there is leakage from small bowel. However a couple of times now she has been in enormous pain then eventually while on the toilet has lost a very large amount of fluid from back passage. I mean quite a lot 2 cups or more?? Haven't measured. Now I hope I have asked this correctly, if not will post another. Can anyone shed light on this for us please? Is it normal to lose that amount, and more than once? If it is normal, how long does it continue for? Poor Mum is getting very stressed and worrying about having to return to hospital. Thanks for replies.