I'm not sure how old your husband is, but American Eagle makes a couple of styles of jeans that fit pretty low on the hip. They have like a dip to them in the front even. My son wears them (he hasn't had surgery, though) and they sit pretty low. Here is the link: http://www.ae.com/web/browse/category_full_fashion_guide.jsp?catId=cat130130 They have the Low Rise Boot Cut and Low and Loose.
I hate to hear that he had such a rough time that he ended up with emergency surgery! Glad to hear he is feeling a bit better. Will he eventually go on to the j-pouch or is that not an option?
Hopefully people with first hand knowledge with chime in.
Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine 6g, Azasan 75mg, Cortafoam (when flaring), folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min
Daughter 10 UC dx 08/07 Colazal 750mg x 3, 6MP 12.5mg, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle