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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Sierra was discharged from the hospital. I'm happy to bring her home since we can take better care of her but I'm scared for something to happen. She seems to be doing good. She is tired but that is to be expected. Her hemoglobin has stayed at a 8.2 so they said she was stable and it will take time for her levels to rise. Thank you all for your love and support. You all have helped me tremendously! Your thoughts, encouraging words and prayers mean more than I can express! Much love to all of you!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3

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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Well if something happens you always have 911 and can get her back quickly. I am sure she is much more comfortable at home, as are you! I hope you have the ability to spend some time at home with her. I can't remember if you work or not.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
We all have been very interested in Sierra and I cain't tell enough how happy I am she is home .Don't be scared too much and enjoy your homecoming . Give her our love and Thank You for keeping us updated it has meant alot to us .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 10/22/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have followed your posts and am very happy to hear you are at home.
Diagnosed with UC in July of 2003 then diagnosed with Crohns in August of 2006.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm happy for you guys that she's home...I hope she has a fantastic and speedy recovery!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow,,,thats great news. I know she will rest better in her own bed and so will you and her dad. Still will be praying for her to get better every day.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad she's feeling well enough and out of that awful hospital. Just take it slow, keep her physically moving and hydrate her. I'm so happy for you.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)

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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad your daughters home I bet she will do so much better being in her own surroundings cared for by people who love her.  All the best she has a very speedy recovery.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Its sooo good to hear that Sierra is home, im sure she would much rather be at home, than at that crumby hospital. Take care, and enjoy your time,
30 year old female, currently being diagnosed with a possible crohns, or celiacs disease. Have lost 40 pounds, cant eat very much, distended abdomen, low b12, constant diarrhea, diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2006, also have PTSD, and have suffered from depression and bipolar episodes since being a teen.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
That is great news that she has finally got to come home. Make sure she rests well and doesn't overdo.

Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't thank you all enough!!!!!! She is happy to be home! I'm a nervous wreck! That's part of being a Mom. I keeping telling her to make sure to tell me if anything feels weird no matter what. I promised not to take her back to that hospital, we will go somewhere else if need be. She said good, she doesn't ever want to go back there! She is feeling pretty good, still quite tired and experiencing some pain. She took her bandages off last night and was a little freaked out. She's decided a two piece bathing suit will not be in her wardrobe anymore, lol. She is certainly fortunate to have small incisions but you know how a teenage girl looks at that. I think when she's feeling better, I'll let her look at randynoguts photos =( and I'm sure she will be grateful but I don't want to scare her.
Also, I looked up toradol and the first 2 warnings are not to use in pediatric patients and second not to use in gastrointestinal patients.......there's some food for thought huh?!!!
Dx w/UC in 2001 - controlled by diet.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter dx w/CD 9/07-  she had surgery for abcesses 11/07.  She is taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, prednisone 10mg-x6, 6 mp 50mg-x3, Flagyl 250mg-x3

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   Posted 10/23/2008 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I should send her a photo of MY belly. I have had 3 major surgeries, two laps with several holes each, and I look like a 20 year old beach volley ball player from all the yoga I do. scars are nearly invisible (had good surgeons) so I am lucky.
aside from that, I have been following your posts and I am sending all good wishes to you both. it is stressful enough to be a mom--I can't imagine going thru what you are. please keep us posted. hugs, yp
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad she's back home and good luck for a speedy recovery! Lots of love!
I didn't know that about toradol...i was given that during my first hospital stay. Luckily i'm not with that doctor anymore. wow..good to know, thanks for the info!

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   Posted 10/23/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad that Sierra is home. We've all been following her progress and mention her often. She's kinda become our forum child. I had all boys, and can't imagine even going through this disease with my own children. You need to relize what a brave and wonderful mom you are, and pat yourself on the back. Don't forget to take some time for yourself, so you don't become sick. I would also not let everything that happened in the hospital go. Even if it's just writing a letter, I bet you will feel impowered. At least you know you said something to an administrator that may help out the next person this might happen to! WIshing all the best to your special family!!!

diagnosed CD '03 after suffering for 10 yrs.
re-section surgery '05, Chronic Pancreas problems, joint and muscle issues (from Remicade)
meds been on-Asacol, Pentasa, Lialda, Remicade, Humira, 6-MP, Methotrexate, Rowasa, Prednisone, to many pain meds to list
Currently on-Cimzia, Cymbalta, and Klonopin(RLS)

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   Posted 10/23/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful News!!!!! I hope she feels better every day and has a LOOOOONG remission.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 10/23/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news lil-momma. Wishing Sierra (what a beautiful name) a speedy recovery and a long remission from this DD.
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