Post-op Nissen update

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tiredofGERD
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/20/2007 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
 
I am now home from the hospital.  My surgery was suppose to be Monday at 3:30, but didn't get in until almost 5.  I stayed in the hospital until yesterday, although I think I should have waited until today.  I got realease before they had switched my pain killers from Demrol/gravol to tylenol/codeine.  I am alot more discomfort today then I have had.  I am suppose to be on a pureed diet, but am finding that too thick to eat.  so I have been drinking breakfast drinks and ensure, and really running cream of wheat.  I have some pain in my chest and am hopefull it iwll go away soon. 
 
Anyone have any suggestions on what I should try to eat now? 
 
Well better go rest
 
Michelle.

porcelain doll
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   Posted 12/20/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michelle:  I am so glad to hear you made it!!! Wow, your surgery was scheduled pretty late, I bet by 5:00 p.m. you were very hungry.  You will be in lots of discomfort and feel pretty lousy for a good while.  I was in the hospital for 3 days and had that nasty tube in my stomach for about 2 days and was on liquids and I do remember not having much of an appetite (felt as if I had been run over by a Mack truck).  I also remember I didn't even want to drink water.  As far as the chest pain I am 9 weeks post-op and still have chest pain.  Look thru our old posts and you will see that HappilyWrapped didn't have anymore chest pain but I guess we all heal different, especially if you have youth on your side.  I am 44 years old and this has been really tough but I don't have any regrets.  Before surgery I didn't have a life since I pretty much had heartburn 24-7.  I tried everything but nothing worked.  Did you have a hiatal hernia repair too?  I had the hiatal hernia repair and don't know if my chest pain stems from that or the nissen.  The surgeon said it would take a while and to be patient.  If they released you that early it means that you are doing very well.  Just remember to try not to vomit or retch because it could compromise your wrap, especially this early post-op.  Good luck and let us know if we can answer any questions you might have....Barbara....

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/20/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michelle...glad to hear you are home!!! I know I said in your previous post I was going to find some good foods for you to eat...and haven't yet...but I am on it!

We will get you some good recipes!!!!

Glad you are home...continue to keep us posted hun!
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drukenzietrey
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I need some help!!!  My son who just turned 3 had a Nissan placed back in Feb.  He is constantly complaining of stomach pain before, during and after he eats.  He did wonderful during his surgery and had very little problems following surgery.  He was on the puree diet for 3 months and dropped from 30 lbs down to 22 lbs which is a lot for at that time a 2 year old.  By August he was back up to 32 lbs when he got sick and dropped again to 23 lbs.  He had another upper GI which the surgeon said was fine.  My husband and I started giving him pediasure and multivitamins and he now weighs 26 lbs but he is in misery all of the time.  I cut what little food up he eats into small pieces but I can't get him to eat much.  The doctors are not concerned about his weight loss but as a mother of 3 I know this is not normal.  I am worried not only about his weight loss but lack of nutrition which could cause decline or decreased brain development.  He is 3 like I said and can wear 18 month sized clothes.  He is a twin and his twin wears 4T and is growing/eating normally.  We recently got a consult with a gastroenterologist and he felt that my son was constipated and that was why he was not eating so he put him on miralax stating that because of the high fat diet he was constipated.  He wants to see him back in 6 months and if the miralax does not help with the stomach issues he wants to do another scope to see if he can find anything not picked up on the upper GI.  I hate to put him through another procedure but I feel as though something is not right.  Can anyone give me any suggestions as to how I can help my son.

TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/27/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
drukenzietrey, hello, and welcome to healingwell. I moved your post over to a new one therefore more people will likely read it, and offer you some advice. I also put a few thoughts of my own for you over there.

Again, welcome aboard...please stick with us!
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