Had my ileostomy take down Friday. Today is Monday and I have not passed any gas. I have had a few episodes of 10/10 pain directly under my ribs, but most of my pain has been controlled with narcotics. Abdomen is distended and firm.
Last night I had a fever 101.6, Tylenol brought it down. This morning my surgeon ordered an xray, it shows gas outside the intestine under the liver, a section of dialated small intestine and some gas in the large intestine (which is good news).
Anyhow, if the fever comes back he's going to open me back up and re suture. In the mean time, small sips of clear beverages only.
I've read countless stories on here but have not found much on reversal complications. Have any of you heard of this happening?
Diagnosed at 35 after 8 years of symptoms
T3n1m0, clinical diagnosis, suspicious spot on iliac crest and left lower lung, unchanged
28 radiation, with Xeloda 3000 mg
LAR with temp ileostomy 6-21-16, pCR!
Ileus and blockage, 12 day hospital stay
Port placement 7-26-16
Fofox begins 8-2-16
Mom to 4 boys(2, 10, 11, 22) they are my world!
Mother diagnosed 5/2016
Clinical stage t3n2m0, cysts on liver and kidneys
Last day of chemoradiation 7-28-16, can't wait! It's hard seeing my Mom in pain