thanks for the quick response......
Crohnie: There is most probably inflamation and I have had active crohns going on for a very very long time....several prescriptions of anti-b's and still no real relief. For the most part the crohns has been tearing up my colon and leaving the small intestine alone....but now it appears that maybe it has been and is more active in the small intestine.
the doctor said he needs to do some test to see the real cause of the partial blockage...barium and x-rays, a CT scan or both. Then he would know what he could do.....it would also tell us where the problem is.
I'm pretty sure G-CSF failed in clinical trials for Crohn's a couple years back, so I have no idea why your doc would consider putting you on it.
Now that you're not really responding to Humira, there's a really good chance you're eligible for Prochymal, the stem cell drug. As I recall, to get into the trial, you have to fail at least one immunosuppressant (6-MP or Imuran) and one biologic (Humira, Remicade). I would try to push for that if the trials are anywhere near where you live.