Illeus after right hemi colectomy!!!!
I’m new to this forum and I was wondering if I could get some piece of mind.
My husband is 23 years old and he’s day 4 post op, he had a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.
He tolerated the procedure well but was in a lot of pain after and received morphine for 3 days on tap.
We’re on day 4 moving into day 5 post op and his bowels don’t seem to be doing much. He’s yet to pass wind and hasn’t had a BM either. He has been burping a lot and I’m just concerned as there is gas in his system yet he hasn’t passed wind. He also had an NG tube fitted due to some issues with vomiting.
Can anyone share their stories if they’ve experienced something similar, I’m just sick of waiting around for something to happen and have major anxiety as ideally he should have had some sort of BM.
He’s been chewing gum and has been walking as much as he can but still no luck ((((((