Management of appendicitis before and after surgery - Part two
Right the next day after the surgical intervention the patient will have to get up and slowly take a few steps through the hospital. Although it may seem like a torment for a just operated person, movement is essential for the resumption of the intestinal transit and will also prevent from occurring pneumonia by inhalation of digestive content.
Even though the surgeon will allow the patient to resume its normal eating habits, he will have a lack of appetite and refuse food in the beginning. Try to offer him strained soup, natural juice and herbal teas.
The body of the “appendicectomised” child will need to slowly readjust to a complete diet; he needs well-cooked meals containing the amount of vitamins and minerals necessary for regaining full strength, and also to help the body recover from the operation.
Natural vegetable soups and apple juice are most helpful in the first days after surgery, gruel and other cooked greens wealthy in beta-carotene and fibers are the perfect meal for our patients.
During the first two weeks of recuperation, legumes or other gas-producing products must be avoided. To increase the calorie content of the meals, try to give the patient nutritional supplements which should be the most appropriate according to the patient’s age.
A dose of beta-carotene for a month’s time will stimulate the healing process; it acts like a balm to the injured mucous and tissues.
An indicated diet for the just operated child is the two month cure with Bifidus Essensis and Lactobacillus Acidophilus; both have antibiotic properties and help restoring the intestinal health. The first month should be covered by a dose twice a day, the second month you can decrees the treatment to one dose once a day.
To stimulate the restore of the patient’s strength give him a teaspoon of vitamin B-complex or a capsule once a day for a month. Connect this medication to vitamin C to increase the cell and tissue-repair. Vitamin E is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nourishment for the body.
Zinc containing products stimulate the immune system and helps the wounds heal; administrate the patient a dose of zinc once a day during meals. Surpassing the recommended amounts will cause the child nausea and vomiting.
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