IamBT wrote: . . . However, she has a little tan bag attached to her abdomen about 3” below the incision where her wound vac is attached on the incision. It doesn’t seem to be removable, we didn’t get instructions on how to take care of it, and nothing is draining into it. She is having normal bowel movements. Does anyone have an idea what this might be?
Am I correct to assume she is having normal bowel movements out her rectum?
Because they did not do surgery on her colon, I am going to assume that is not an ostomy bag, butt at the same time,i do not know what it is. I have a colostomy bag & I have a wafer attached to my stomach & the bag is attached to the wafer like a tupperware system.
Is she still in the hospital? If not, any type of follow up care? Can you call the surgeon or the surgeon's office?
Hopefully someone who's had this type of surgery can give you a better answer.