Gastroenterology Community
Gastro Surgery
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Gastro Surgery

In October of 2007 my husband had emergency surgery due to a small bowell obstruction caused by the mesh from a previous surgery (colon cancer and hernia repair in 2000) adherding to his small intestine.  Recently from his medical records I found that during that surgery his body temperature went down to 84 and he went into respiratory failure and this was why he was place in ICU and on the ventilator for 3 days.  My question is could this be the cause of the anxiety and depression and personality change.  My husband went into the hospital one person and came out another.

Also he now has thousands of polyps in his stomach and they have tried several medicines and even probotics to get the nausea and diarrhea under control as well as the pain after he eats no matter how little or how much.  We are at wits end because that keep posponing stomach removal surgery to try other things.  This has been going on for 15 months now and he has been treated for IBS also, nothing seems to help. We are seeing a 2nd opinion doctor at the present time.
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
We went back to gastro dr. today, the probotics are not working.  The gastro doctor now is wanting to try Despramine for a couple of week to see if this will work, he is now looking at maybe during surgery the vagus nerve was cut.  If this doesn't work he will then send my husband to a gastro doctor in Atlanta.  He said this is the last thing he knows to try, he said because of my husbands history the capsule test might not be the right way to go to look at the small intesting because it could cause a small bowel blockage which would me emergency surgery.

What are your thoughts on this.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
17 hrs ago by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Morecambe
Weybridge, United Kingdom
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21