Need big time help to manage extreme small bowel syndrome

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crybaby
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Need big time help to manage extreme small bowel syndrome

Postby crybaby » Mon Nov 07, 2022 1:14 am

My dad got operated for SAIO (his 4th surgery) last month. Since then he got ileostomy which is just 2 feet from his stomach. His recovery has been quite poor till now. Any liquid he drinks won't take more than 5 minutes to get out through the bag and the stool itself is super watery for most of the time. His blood reports have improved a little.
Anyone knows of any similar unfortunate case and can guide me how to improve the nutrition for my dad.

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CRguy
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Re: Need big time help to manage extreme small bowel syndrome

Postby CRguy » Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:50 pm

Sorry about your Dad's problems. Multiple surgeries will definitely take their toll on any patient.

A good ostomy consult can help with the "mechanics" of the ileostomy, and I would strongly suggest a consult with an
oncology / post-op nutritionist for feeding options.

Sending best wishes to you and your Dad

CRguy
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