Sorry to hear about your friend... at least she has you though! If she doesn't have insurance and can't afford her prescriptions she can try going on needymeds.com , they help with getting free or discounted drugs. She can also check out Chronic Disease Fund- just google it. Hope this helps and good luck to you both! :)
Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa,
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hosptial stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis and almost didn't make it.
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck