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husband just finished surgery....Indiana pouch

12 years 9 months ago #7338 by Stephany
Thanks, Pat. I'll be happy to see that one go.

Stephany in Iowa

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12 years 9 months ago #7334 by Patricia
I think the removal of the tubes may vary as bags seem to vary with the surgeon....when they removed the abdominal drain they just pulled it out and put a dressing over it. Pat

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12 years 9 months ago #7330 by Stephany
About the scrotum, see my answer to your other post. About the tube, he has two right now, one from the bottom of his new "pouch" in his abdomon, and one at the top. We flush saline into the top tube, and remove it from the bottom, to flush out the excess mucus.

Three weeks after the surgery, as I understand, they will take out both tubes, and he will begin to catheterize the top "stoma." What happens with the bottom, I have no idea ??? Maybe someone else can answer for us.

How have you been sleeping?

Stephany in Iowa

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12 years 9 months ago #7324 by New2This
Stephany, you did a great job reporting your husband's progress. It has been very helpful to us, since we are right behind you.
What did the doctors say about the swelling of scrotum? After the tube is removed, where does the drainage go?

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12 years 9 months ago #7315 by Stephany
He got out on Monday afternoon. We came straight home, and had pasta for supper. And now lots of fruit and veggies, and home made food. I told him not to eat anything with more than "one ingredient."

The pasta was a little bit of a stretch in that regard.

Now we're flushing and draining.

Stephany in Iowa

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12 years 9 months ago #7212 by Zachary
Stephany, when is your husband going to be discharged?

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