Lew, I am sorry any decision like this had to be made but I am very glad your son is on the mend. May he have a speedy recovery and a healthy life ahead of him! I know you started posting on the Ostomies forum. I "lurk" there often because there is a chance that bratcat may need surgery in the future. I will be reading your posts about your son's recovery (and improvement).
All the best, Bennie.