A very short account of a recent Stoma challenge from community member Ken.
After several painful encounters with migratory Gall Stones I was prescribed a course of antibiotics. A week passed as I was relieved of the infection and my yellow eyes retuned to green. A day or two later I noticed the flow from my Ileostomy slowing down and then stop completely. Three days of Zero output followed and in the early hours of the fourth day I made my way to the Emergency department of Wexford general Hospital. After BP, bloods, X-rays and quite some time waiting the Surgeon on call flushed and aspirated my catheterized stoma.
Circa 4 liters drained out and away while 1 liter of Saline flowed in.
The bottom line, which sadly no one had brought to my attention when I was instructed to take my medicine, ....Antibiotics can Bung you up!
Oh nightmare, never heard that before, antibiotics usually have the opposite effect!
glad it’s all cleared as sounds pretty dismal . I’ve had a few obstructions over the years and they can be horrific.