Help .... if anyone has some info,, I would appreciate some help.
My FIL had colon/rectal CA 4 yrs ago. Had a colostomy at that time. One yr ago had some prostate CA and had a TURP and then an orchidectomy. Now he just was dx with bladder CA (primary colon) and just had an 8 hr surgery done last Friday. He had an ileoconduit performed and the bladder removed. The surgeon moved his colostomy to the other side of his abdomen and there is only one stoma for both bowel and kidney function.
My question is: How does this arrangement keep bacteria such as e-coli from infecting the kidneys? He currently has two stents coming out of the stoma site. The discharge is brownish liquid and smells of stool. We will not see the operating surgeon until possibly Wednesday, and this is driving me and SIL crazy. (And MIL....we are all 3 nurses.)
Also, we are all aangry b/c the surgeon did not come out to see us after the operation was over.......we have numerous questions, and we don't even know if they got "all the CA" out or not. One resident saidd yes and one said no.
PLEASE: If anyone has any help, please reply. I have searched the WEB but can't find help for my q's. Please ignore my typos....I am using the hospital's 'puter, and the keyboard is awful.
THANK YOU !
(BTW: He came thro the surgeery itself wonderfully)