UC Wife in MD said...
BBC, He hasn't had the full j-pouch surgery yet. He just had his colon removed and an ileostomy which is the normal step for the j pouch 2 or 3 step surgery. Since this was an emergency we didn't have a colorectal surgeon, just a general surgeon, do it so the j pouch that is usually created in the first surgery wasn't done. We are hoping to have him healthy enough when he goes back for a second surgery that they can create the pouch and do the take down surgery all at once.
Most recent update is we are only waiting for the small intestine to realize there's no colon and start absorbing water. He's gotten a little dehydrated but the surgeon said it's normal and the only reason he's still in the hospital is waiting for the small intestine to pick up the slack. He's been enjoying pizza for lunch, grilled cheese sandwiches and brownies.