Advice needed please
Good evening everyone
Mum had her colostomy (think that's the right word) operation on Tuesday.
Bearing in mind she's 83 the operation went well and she was in good spirits the day after (she couldn't believe she was alive she said!)
However now I think the adrenaline has worn off. She is in alot of discomfort with her bottom and tummy. She's having to lie on either side which is very uncomfortable and as the nurses (who are very good) don't turn her regularly, she has to keep asking which she hates.
She's been quite sick since yesterday, not eating at all and seems very low today which I suppose can be expected. She said she's got no strength and feels so weak but I keep reminding her it's only been 3 days since her operation.
She just phoned me in tears saying she doesn't think she's going to get better, they've told her she's not drinking enough and the catheter might have to be put back in tomorrow.
The nurses said she had to sit in the chair for an hour this morning but then the stoma nurse said that was far too long. Seems the departments aren't talking to each other.
She said she's scared to go to sleep incase she doesn't wake up 😪 she's frightened now of getting a chest infection or pneumonia.
Sorry for the essay! Just a couple of questions if I may;
Is it normal how mum is feeling?
Is there a cushion or something similar to help mum lie more comfortably? They've just got her propped up with pillows at the moment.
I'm going to try and speak to a doctor on Monday but surely she needs to start eating but how can she when the thought of food makes her feel sick?