I am writing this question on behalf of my mom which is currently hospitalized after TME surgery which was held about two weeks ago.
Last June my mom was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the surgical recommendation was TME surgery (permanent ileostomy).
About 3 days after surgery an ostomy nurse came and applied her recommended skin barrier.
A few days after, my mom started eating (she was fasting before) and the stoma equipment started liking, the ward nurses (not ostomy nurses) came and changed to a different skin barrier which didn't held on more then an hour till it started liking again, the ward nurses tried different skin barrier which were replaced on a very frequent basis but didn't solved the liking problems till the skin surroundings the stoma area (about 10 cm radius) was very red and with blisters.
As a result of this skin burn the nurses decided they can't apply any skin barrier and decide to treat the burn with some burn cream and regular bandages and when that didn't worked they changed the cream to seasorb plus bandages, also they recommended to "air "the skin surface from time to time.
Four days after still no improvement in the burn, we fell like we are caught in a vicious cycle, we can't cover the skin with skin barrier because of the burn and the burn doesn't heal since its constantly exposed to stool fluids, we are very frustrated from this whole situation and we would really appreciate any advices.
I would like to add that when the sergeant saw the burn he explained that since my mom have a big belly with some folds, we will have those issues with the skin barrier. Is there any recommended skin barrier to tackle this problem?