In the 4+ years I have been a member here at Healing Well, I have seen an increase in the number of parents coming here with young children diagnosed with Crohn's disease. While age 4 is young to be diagnosed, we have had children as young as 18 months old. I hope that your granddaughter does not have CD or UC. There are many, many members here that lead productive, active lives while living with this chronic condition.
I have mild Crohn's in my intestines [now in remission] but severe and active arthritis associated with the CD. Your granddaughter has a smart rheumatologist! Sending her to look for the root cause of her arthritic problem is the right plan in my opinion. Good luck to your family. Please let us know what happens.
Moderator Crohn's Disease Forum
CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, Sjogren's ?