First Dilation A Success

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itainteasy
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/27/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Today my daughter was able to have her pyloric stricture dilated to 10mm. He was also able to get past her stricture and look at her duodenum. It has been quite awhile since he was able to do this. Tomorrow we go in to dilate to 12mm and she should be good to go. fortunately she has a short stricture so he is hoping this will prevent surgery for awhile. She will start Remicade next week to help with the inflammation. The poor girl has been on a liquid diet for the past three days and very soft food for a week. It was a relief today that he could actually get past the stricture. I still hope we are making the right decision to start Remicade instead of trying 6mp. It's tough to make a decision for someone else.
Mother of teenage daughter with Crohn's.
Diagnosed Feb. 26th 2009
It's a rollercoaster ride,
but we take it one day at a time.


Nanners
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   Posted 5/28/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad to hear her first dilation went well.  Will keep you in my prayers that the 2nd goes just as well.

Hugs,

Gail *Nanners*


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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

itainteasy
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 5/28/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners. We have had two scopes started and they were unable to do anything because her stomach wasn't emptying. That was frustrating. So sitting there watching and praying they can do something can get stressful. It's amazing how well kids handle adversity. She has a trip to Washington DC coming up in less than two weeks so we are trying to have her ready to go. She has planned it for two years.
Mother of teenage daughter with Crohn's.
Diagnosed Feb. 26th 2009
It's a rollercoaster ride,
but we take it one day at a time.


aronk
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 5/28/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear the dilation went well!!! Your daughter will be in my prayers.

Angela
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