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Bluize
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   Posted 7/6/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
For those that have kids..did your kids end up with Crohns or Colitis?
Susan
 
28 years with Crohns in the term ileum.  Feb 07 Resection.  Apriso, Align and possibly going back to Entocort.  Currently pregnant!


MikeB
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   Posted 7/6/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope, three grown, no signs of any IBD in any of them, and they are well past the traditional age of onset.

NewToCD
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   Posted 7/6/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I assume this means so far so good with the baby on board!

Bluize
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   Posted 7/7/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
So far I have no info.  I go back on Friday for another sono.  I hope to see a little nugget in there!
 
I was just curious about the genetic link.
Susan
 
28 years with Crohns in the term ileum.  Feb 07 Resection.  Apriso, Align and possibly going back to Entocort.  Currently pregnant!


Nanners
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   Posted 7/7/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope for me too. I have 3 grown daughters and 5 grandbabies, and thank God none of them have developed Crohns or any other autoimmune disease. Woo Hoo!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

beca123
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   Posted 7/7/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Crohns. My maternal grandmother and paternal grandmother have it. My older sister has it and my older brother has it. my twin sister however does not have it(but she has problems). My older brother has a daughter who is six who is currently having major stomach problems and we are PRAYING that it isnt Crohns.

We have a Crohns family tree. I have more extended family with it too.


Beca
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Zanne
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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
For me there is a strong genetic link. My Mom had CD, her cousin has it, her cousins son has UC and their uncle most likely had one or the other. I have 2 daughters who both have tummy issues. Both my Mom and I were not officially diagnosed until our first born was 1, even though we both had tummy issues from the time we were young. So I will be watching my daughters like a hawk when that time comes.

I think that some families just have more of a predisposition to IBD than others. It seems that when there is a genetic link, there are a LOT of family members who have it. The way I have dealt with it is just to try to deal with CD is as much of a positive way as I can, so that if my kids do get the diagnosis they won't see it as a horrible thing.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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


Bluize
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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   

I have a cousin who has Colitis.  That's it though.

I always thought my mom had something since she is always constipated but maybe that's just her being older. 

I am a bit concerned about passing this onto my kid.  Provided there is a kid!

 

 


Susan
 
28 years with Crohns in the term ileum.  Feb 07 Resection.  Apriso, Align and possibly going back to Entocort.  Currently pregnant!


Zanne
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   Posted 7/7/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
We all pass on things to our kids, good and bad. What we have to hope for is that we give them the tools to deal with everything that comes their way. That is what good parenting is all about. I know I don't wish any pain for my daughters, but I do know that having seen me deal with CD all their lives has made them much more aware of the good times and more compassionate human beings. I know that if they are unlucky and do end up with CD they will be able to handle it just like they have handled all the other things life has thrown at them.

And by the way, Good Luck with the Sonogram, I will be keeping everything crossed.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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


Bluize
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   Posted 7/8/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Zanne.  I agree with you.  I can only hope for the best and prepare him/her for life's challenges.
 
At least if my kid does end up with this DD he/she will have someone who gets it and can really help them.
 
Thanks for the good wishes for Friday.  Hoping for the best.
 
I've been having symptoms albeit mild but I'm not complaining!
Susan
 
28 years with Crohns in the term ileum.  Feb 07 Resection.  Apriso, Align and possibly going back to Entocort.  Currently pregnant!


atctackett
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   Posted 7/8/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no previous family members with Crohn's, but my sister has always had mild stomach issues.
 
Currently, my 5 year old daughter does not show any signs of Crohn's, but that is definitely a fear in the back of my mind. She seems to have gotten my allergies. I do know that if she does get the DD, then her mom and I will be able to give her good coping mechanisms and ways to deal with it.
Shawn
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's in July 2005. 2 Bowel Resections in 2008.
Currently taking Pentasa 1000 mg 4X/Day, 6MP 100 mg/day, multivitamin, Lopressor 100 mg/day (Blood Pressure), Remicade IV every 6 weeks, Omeprazole CR 40 mg/day, Percocet for pain, Lomotil, & Phenigren PRN


inflamed
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   Posted 7/8/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
The risks aren't that much higher when one parent has it. My hubby has suspect CD though, so my daughter's risks are even higher. We aren't concerned for now. Neither of us heard of the disease before I got it, it's strange he might have it now too. But we're both happy and healthy the majority of the time and know that she would be too even if she gets this DD or something else.

Hope you see that little one on Friday! Let us know.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


cardinal
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I have two grown daughters with no Chron's. So it is very possible to have children without that health problem, at least!
Living with CD for the past 36 years, diagnosed in college. Long periods of remission
1 resection in 7/2007 - no pain since then, but struggle with diarrhea still, poor absorption, weight loss
Taking Asacol, Flagyl (sometimes), Vitamin B12 injections monthly, Vitamin D, Fish Oil
Recently discovered that eliminating dairy improves my health greatly


Lili_Enigma
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   Posted 7/17/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
No one in my entire family has Crohn's, just lucky me...you never know where the genes are going to fall! I have a congenital heart defect that I had a very high chance of passing on to my son, along with a blood clotting disorder (I didn't know I had it until AFTER he was born). Odds were not on my side for either of those conditions and yet my son was not born with either one. I had a echocardiogram done on him in the womb just to be sure his heart was okay... and it was! it's amazing the power of the 10% chance! there is 10% for a reason...10% of children didn't get it...lol. My 6 year old has NO tummy troubles yet either. I had them from birth.

Keep your thoughts positive and your hope alive... you never know. If i had of thought of the odds of my genes, I might never have had my beatufil incredible son. And I can say, I'm sure glad my Mom had me anyway! LOL. and like everyone says, even if your child has CD... he/she is still going to be a beautiful worthy child, fully prepared from watching you live with it every day.

Best wishes for a good result... my positive thoughts are with you.

ISF13+
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   Posted 7/17/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
4 kids, none with Crohns that I'm aware of. (One did get tested - negative)
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort

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