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Sickness after gallbladder removal

My husband had his gallbladder removed about two weeks ago because it was extremely infected and he seemed okay for the first week, but now he is worse than ever.

He keeps vomiting foam, is constantly nauseous, and can't keep any liquids down.  He has the same pains that he had when he had his gallbladder. I know that a lot of times the pain persists even after the removal of the gallbladder but we went to the ER and all they said was that he had a UTI.

They gave him some antibiotics and some something for the nausea but nothing seems to help.

What should we do?
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Well, we found out what it all was (hopefully), my husband still had a stone loose that they missed!
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Funny thing about that is that the surgeon was a big jerk and didn't give us ANY type of info, so we don't know how to reach him.

My husband wont eat, he's afraid of eating anything at all.
I gave him a little (about half a cup) of shredded wheat and he ate most of it and kept it down, but that's all he's eaten since Thursday.

Thank you so much for responding!

-Jr_Size
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Call the surgeon. If your husband had stones or sludge, some of that material could have escaped into the common bile duct and could be causing problems.

Make sure he's following a very, very low fat diet.
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