Most patients can have a general low-fiber diet. If you are nauseated, bloated, or do not feel hungry, you may need to stay on the clear liquid diet longer. Your care is specific to you.
The nursing staff will have you up and walking six times and sitting in the chair six times, so you are out of bed a total of four hours. Again, this is really important!
Many patients are able to shower now. If not, the nursing staff will give you special wipes for bathing. The wipes help lower the risk of infection.
Most IV fluids and IV pain medicines are stopped.
Catheters and drains
Your surgery team will look at your need for these each day.
You may meet with the ostomy nurses, the dietitian, and/or the social worker to talk about the care and resources you will need when you leave the hospital.
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