Hello, this is my first post. I'm writing on behalf of my son, Niko. Niko (soon to be 16) was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2010. After 2 years of taking various meds (which did not work), he had a total colectomy (Aug 1, 2012). It was the first out of 3 surgeries (next will be the creation of the j-pouch). For now, he has an ileostomy. 20 days post-op, my son continues to have cramping daily. Some days are worse than others. His GI did a endoscopy on him last week to make sure that his small intestine was fine; he found nothing wrong. He's been trying to stick to a low residue diet as well as avoiding gas causing foods (although it's been a challenge finding foods he CAN eat). Can anyone offer advice?