Diarrhea and weight loss after small bowel resection
My son suffered abdominal trauma that required small bowel resection 3 weeks ago. This was his 4th abdominal surgery over the course of several years. However, ever since surgery he has had nothing but diarrhea and continued weight loss (nearly 25 lbs) on his already lean build. Now he appears so emaciated and weak. Every time he tries to introduce a regular diet he starts to have severe pain. He returned to the hospital for a week due to pain. Had a couple CT’s, restricted diet of npo, to clears to full liquids to regular then back again multiple times each with the same result. An exploratory lap was performed to rule out partial obstruction or necrosis of bowel in which neither were formed. He has now been restricted to full liquids for an extended time and was released from the hospital yesterday. There was little to no instruction regarding his diet or nutrition. We would love some guidance on the best diet to help ensure he is receiving the best nutrition to heal and help him gain some weight back.