Any advice-appreciated

  1. I am a caregiver and the man I am taking care of has just had emergency lapro gallbladder surgery. He is now home and is dealing with a horrible case of cavity gas from anethesia. Any advice that will help make this escape faster would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  3. by   mrscurtwkids4
    Simethecone (Mylicon) works well for gas. At least it works on gas in the GI tract. Eventually that gas will work it's way out. Getting mobile will help get it moving out faster too. Good luck for a speedy recovery for him.
  4. by   caregiverms
    Thank You Very Much!!!

    God Bless
  5. by   RN007
    Would he be able to rock in a rocking chair? The faster the better.

    My prayers are with you and your client for a speedy recovery!
  6. by   caregiverms
    No he would not be able to do that. But thank you.
  7. by   classicdame
    walking,even in small amounts.Also,sitting up versus lying supine.
  8. by   starae
    Sometimes laying on the left side with the feet slightly higher than the head will help.

    This gas can be very painful for post-op people and it just needs time to reabsorb.
  9. by   purplesdk

    Many many years ago, after having C-section (x2), I was told to drink warm tea, or warm clear broth. This helped quite a bit. It not only helped get rid of the gas, but is was soothing and helped with the post-op discomfort as well. Hope this helps.