Thank you, thank you.....I know that many people suffer from this disease but as you all know, you can feel alone, overwelmed and completely consumed with crohn's. I have been frantically trying to gain as much knowledge as possible and am so excited to have found this site! I did call her Dr. this morning, I told him her symptoms. He said to have a low fat diet over the weekend and to bring her in Monday morning. I don't believe she is dehydrated at this point but very ill indeed. She continues to have diarrhea so that means no obstruction, right????
The issue of dehydration is the most worrisome...if my daughter is in flare for more than 24 hours (for her that means vomiting and COMPLETE inability to eat or drink), then she will certainly go to the emergency room to be hydrated via an IV.
It's nerve wracking being a parent, trying to figure out what to do. I hope your daughter is feeling better!
The following link takes you to information from the Mayo Clinic about signs of dehydration. One way to tell is the color of urine...clear or light colored means you are well hydrated, but dark or amber colored shows dehydration.
Right after waking up in the morning, her urine might be dark yellow but could be temporary, because many people get dehydrated while they sleep. So the better way to tell is to see whether urine lightens later in the day.
Welcome to Healing Well!
I really hope you are able to find something to help your daughter! I hope she starts feeling better soon!
God bless and keep us updated!