Our expert says:
They usually give fluid and calories per drip so you don't really have to worry about her not eating. If she has a distended stomach and fluid in the stomach , she probably has a temporary paralized bowel (ileus) due to the work on the bowel during the operation. Keeping the patient off of food and with a nasogastric tube is standard treatment for this. Normally the bowel starts working after 3-4 days, but there may be other reasons why hers hasn't started like low potassium levels or a secondary infection?
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