My 17 year old daughter had takedown surgery on Wed. Everything went well and she is feeling pretty good besides the expected pain and being tired from lack of sleep. They started her on one Imodium (2mg) in the morning and have since increased it to 3. It hasn´t seemed to help, she has been on the toilet 15 to 19 times per day since Thursday, about half being at night. It is thicker so that´s good. We will be increasing the Imodium again but I´m not sure it´s even helping slow things down, didn´t seem to help prior to takedown. We are also going to start back on Metimucil to see if that helps. She had a very high and liquidy output with her ostomy bag but the surgeon was pretty confident that being reconnected would help. I am hoping I am just being impatient and things will improve over the next week or two. She´s sticking to a bland diet for now.
I´m wondering if anyone else had this problem and if it resolved over time and if anyone had any suggestions. Is it realistic that she can to from 19 to say, 6 or so. Also wondering if the body becomes dependent on Imodium. One other thing, she started back on some of her supplements as she is deficient in some vitamins. Wondering if she should start back on VSL probiotic at this time. One doctor said it may affect her output, others said it should be fine. I wish doctors would get on the same page, it makes things very confusing getting different opinions.