My brother just had "
open" surgery for a torn intestine. He started to feel better after a few days, passed gas normally but still had pain and pressure. The doctors removed the NG tube on the 5th and a little while later he started vomiting. The doctors finally did a CT scan which found there was another leak (probably from the original sutures).
He has now been operated on again (1 week after the original surgery). It's been 4 days since the 2nd surgery. Can anyone tell me about how much longer he will be in the hospital? He is finally trying to walk short distances a couple times a day but is still in a lot of pain. We're mostly worried that the rest of the infection was not cleaned out. Does anyone have any experiences like this they can share? Thanks!