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Thread: IV Nutrition Support & Weight

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    IV Nutrition Support & Weight

    Did you receive continuous IV nutrition support during your hospital stay? If so how did this affect your weight? I had the iv nutrition for the entire hospital stay (7 days) and only lost around 4-5 lbs thus far. I am just curious if the IV nutrition was the reason I haven't lost more. I haven't been eating a lot as I'm still on pain meds and they mess with my appetite. I am just wondering if everyone receives this IV nutrition or not and if not what is used to determine who gets it.

    Thanks for your responses!
    Laurie Anne
    Age 30
    Pre-Op Curves T68, L80, Kyphosis 48 degrees
    Post-Op Curves both around 10 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke & Dr. Kelly 12/13/10
    Gained 2.5 inches now 5'9
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    5 Mos Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...s%20Post%20Op/
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    My son recieved the iv nutrition he lost about 10lbs during the first 2 weeks, we had hard time getting him to eat /drink after surgery is why they started him on it. Then it took about 2 days after they quit the IV before he actually ate a little...He is now 4 mons post op and has gained the 10lbs back and eating/drinking with no problems
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
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    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
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    I had it. Mine was 1200 calories. They gave it to me until I got solid food which was a day or 2 before I got released. I lost about the same amount of weight- 4 or 5#. After being released from the hospital I didn't have any trouble eating and didn't lose any more weight. Haven't really gained any excess, probably due to the walking.
    Age 56
    Wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 years in hs
    Fused L4-S1 for high grade spondylolisthesis Jan '09 in Indy
    Thoracic 68
    Surgery Aug 31, 2010 T3 to L1
    Dr Bridwell St Louis
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    OK. Ir looks like a St Louis thing!
    Age 56
    Wore a Milwaukee Brace for 3 years in hs
    Fused L4-S1 for high grade spondylolisthesis Jan '09 in Indy
    Thoracic 68
    Surgery Aug 31, 2010 T3 to L1
    Dr Bridwell St Louis
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...1&d=1289881696

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    I was also getting lots of calories through the iv. It would have been more fun if it had been in the form of chocolate cake. I weighed 6 more pounds when I git home. I was hoping to lose about 10 pounds.
    Karen

    Surgery-Jan. 5, 2011-Dr. Lenke
    Fusion T-4-sacrum-2 cages/5 osteotomies
    70 degree thoracolumbar corrected to 25
    Rib Hump-GONE!
    Age-60 at the time of surgery
    Now 66
    Avid Golfer & Tap Dancer
    Retired Kdgn. Teacher

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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by golfnut View Post
    I was also getting lots of calories through the iv. It would have been more fun if it had been in the form of chocolate cake. I weighed 6 more pounds when I git home. I was hoping to lose about 10 pounds.
    Ha totally agree about the chocolate cake! I actually didn't weigh for a week or so after I got home but when I did I'd only lost about 5 lbs. You probably just have a lot of fluid retention and swelling. I bet it goes away as your body heals. Keep walking
    Laurie Anne
    Age 30
    Pre-Op Curves T68, L80, Kyphosis 48 degrees
    Post-Op Curves both around 10 degrees
    Surgery with Dr. Lenke & Dr. Kelly 12/13/10
    Gained 2.5 inches now 5'9
    PRE-OP Photos: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...urieScoliosis/
    5 Mos Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...s%20Post%20Op/
    1-Year Post Op: http://s1080.photobucket.com/albums/...r%20Post%20Op/

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    I don't think I had IV nutrition support. I was eating on day 2 so I guess I wouldn't have needed it. I didn't lose a gram and I'm the same weight now as before my surgery. People said I looked skinny but I think it was just that I was stretched out almost 2 inches.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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