Wind/gas and pain and other ramblings!

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   Posted 6/11/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that many of you suffer with bloating but does that manifest in a bulging hard type stomach or more like wind when you go to the loo? Do you also have pain with it or just feel uncomfortable?
DS has been ill in bed all day today and I know that he is feeling ill because he hasn't switched his computer on,literally unheard of,(only other time he hasn't switched on was when he had appendicitis!)
He describes the pain(in mid stomach) like it is food 'bubbling' through and when he goes to loo it is all gas/wind and on a pain scale describes it currently as a 6.
Does this sound like a normal type occurence with Crohns?
I guess I am  worried that I maybe will not act quickly enough when I need to although common sense also tells me that instinct will take over-he has a pretty good pain thresh hold and I didn't think he was 'that' bad when he had appendicitis :(
What sort of things should I be keeping an eye out for? Again common sense tells me to watch for anything that is 'different' for him-but I just don't know.
Anyone got any words of wisdom?

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   Posted 6/11/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Definate signs of inflamation in the intestines, could be a partial blockage, thats why gas is able to move but nothing else. This condition can be very painful. If son is trying to hide the pain, I recommend surreptitiously moitoring his breathing when the pain hits, if at any point he holds his breath for a short while he's in more pain than he telling you. Recommend a liquid diet, you'll need to keep his electrolites levels up or he'll start cramping and become dehydrated. I use gatoraide but pharmacies have packages of electrolite you mix with water or juice, I think one's call pedio-lite? Ask the Pharmasist they'll know for sure. Check temperature every 3 hours in case of infection, a heating pad on the abdomen may help. Call Dr if this is unusual for your son. Rob

Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Entocort, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk,  Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

Post Edited (Grandpato2) : 6/11/2010 4:30:52 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/13/2010 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Rob.
Your advice much appreciated. 48 hours later and it has passed! Temperature was going up and down like a yo-yo but not to a critical level. Held off from the Dr's this time despite it was 'a first'. I guess when something like this has been experienced once you know what to expect next time -there are so many variations to this disease.

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   Posted 6/13/2010 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
If it happens again I would get yourself checked out to be on the safe side Bev x :-)
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
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   Posted 6/13/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bev(hopefully it will be a one off-lol who am I trying to kid)
You maybe  know what it is like though when they send you home (like a naughty dog with your tail between your legs) and then you feel guilty for 'wasting' their time.
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