He had a second recurrence of colon cancer
4 years ago, and this time had the cecum
removed. A small-bowel fistula resulted very near the ostomy site. He nearly died from lack of nutrition, but has survived 4 years now! The fistula is almost healed, but now the stoma is secreting a very acidic, colorless liquid that eats right through the wafer, loosening it so that it has to be changed DAILY instead of every 4 days.