Thanks everyone for the replies,
After re-reading this morning I feel I had a bit of sorry for myself moment. You guys are right, in that one has to be positive and hopeful. Todays another day, and I'll try again.
As far as her current status, as some know, she's still recuperating from the abscess/fistula. Taking Flagyl for a few more weeks, and Prednisone for the inflammation. The hope is that the fistula will heal of course. How bad is her Crohn's?,(Wolfie), is a question I've had since day one. When diagnosed, she had alot of stricture, but no scarring. She had almost 2 yrs. of remission on Pentasa. This time, they say there is quite alot of inflammation. Won't know what the status is until she has a SBFT in early February. She is suppose to start Imuran soon, but we're still waiting blood test results, as she hasn't had the Chicken Pox. Apparently thats a problem. If she has immunity to Chicken Pox, she'll start the Imuran, if not, she'll have to have the vaccine first.
Yes, Nanners is definitely an inspiration. She also makes alot of sense. In a nutshell, I find it difficult being positive when faced with uncertainty. But, I'm going to take a breath, and try harder. Many Thanks.
You say it all in your first sentence, and I'm sure many of the parents here would agree. It's tough watching one of your children suffer when you're helpless to do anything about it. I'm by no means trying to insinuate that it's worse than anyone elses personal battle, because it's certainly not. It must have been so much tougher for you when first diagnosed, especially with the limited treatment options. Did they even know what to do?
I as well hope this passes. I sure hope 2009 will be much better for everyone here.