I started my husband on the diet portion of the procedure on Tuesday. He was discharged from his 2nd hospital admission in 2 months on Saturday :( Surgery is way too close for comfort. He is eating 2 eggs per day, chicken, salmon, brown rice and steamed spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots, and yellow squash. On Friday he started the enemas. I could not find an enema syringe, so I bought a disposable saline enema and emptied it and filled it with the distilled water and vitamin E. My question is; is this "good enough"? I see some residual vitamin E left in the enema. I want to make sure he is getting the good stuff (vitamin E) and not just the distilled water. Any advice/recommendations...
Also, can I season his food with anything? I have been using some garlic with the chicken (garlic being an anti-inflammatory) and turmeric with the salmon (for the anti-inflammatory properties). Some salt and pepper too.
He is improving (from the very poor state he was in). No or very little blood in the stool! Minimal urgency. Only 3-4 stools per day. The big thing is trying to eliminate the middle of the night stool as well as get some form (all still very watery).
He is currently on 40mg of prednisone (hope to start tapering in a couple weeks), weekly iron infusions (his h&h and iron levels are very low, he has had a total of 5 blood transfusions in the past 2 months), and Remicade infusions every 6 weeks. He takes 2 probiotics daily, 1 Vitamin E daily, 1 L-Glutamine and 1 Fish Oil daily.