My dad had the same problem with his hip hurting really badly, after he got it he had to use a crutch or cane to walk because it was so bad. They even went as far as to do some sort of test where they put a camera scope in his leg and poked around all over in his hip, but despite that and every other diagnostic test they couldn't figure out what was wrong with his hip. After 2 years it just finally started to hurt a little less and then about 3 months later he could walk normally. 10 years later and it has never come back to bother him again.
To this day we have no idea what was wrong with his hip, but we are very glad it went away. I hope your husband's hip gets better soon and that it's just a temporary problem, not more crohn's.
Sniper: how long do we wait for the remicade to do something, anything? I know we are most likely just being impatient, but this man spends about 20 hours a day **in bed**!
Is there anything I can ask the doc to put him on in conjunction with the induction phase of remicade? And please don't say prednisone...although if he has to he has to....
From what I remember, his disease is at the ilium (ulcers) and on the left side (??descending colon); lately he has been having alot of discomfort on the left side, about where the stomache is, and downward. Yesterday, he was in alot of discomfort really down low, like at the very end of the colon across the pubic area.
SIGH. I've just called his GI's office and left a message. I just want to help him. It breaks my heart to see him this way.