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   Posted 9/24/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
HI all...My son was admitted on Friday.....started running high fever and vomiting..his ab area tender. i kept telling my GI guy that John was tender and pain when he coughed...the jerk kept saying he does not have diarehha.I yhink he is getting better!!! I took him to another doc.....who I waited three months to see....hewas nice and very good.he upped his 6 mp...John was doing ok then three days letter very ill. He  has an abcess in his small bowel..posibly a fistula to his colin. He will be here for a while..they have him on strong antbiotics,and steroids..thry said his Crohns right now is very aggresive. He has lost so much he is also anemic. I cant help but think  if thr other doc was more on the ball...this might not have happened...although I know Crohns is a tricky desease. I did ask about antibiotics to the first doc several times...but he never gave them. Well..all that being said my son is very depressed..he wants to go home,of course,and he can only have clear fluids.They are now talking remicade and I am very has nasty side effects..and is very new. please keep my son in your prayers...i will keep you posted   God bless..Deese

Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 9/24/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Your son is in my prayers. How old is he?
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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   Posted 9/24/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry your son's going through such a rough time. I can't even imagine dealing with a child going through this, it's hard enough dealing with it as an adult. Hopefully your new doctor is on the ball and can get back on top of this in a short time.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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   Posted 9/24/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure you poor son is depressed. Hospitals are not well tolerated by any of us, let alone a youngster, and as for not eating, that
really is a bummer, even for me, when I know that to eat, will hurt a lot more than not.
I will keep you and your son in my thoughts.....Keep us posted, when possible.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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   Posted 9/24/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Getting better because he doesn't have diareah? Hmm, there is a doc I wouldn"t use again! So sorry this happened..


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   Posted 9/24/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Deese Glad your son is getting some help the steriods work fast and I know what it is like to have abscess and fistula.Hope he is at least able to drink ensure.Good they are testing his bloodwork. I know I found it boreing in the hosp. I did alot of reading when I felt better.Hang in there and let us know when you can. At least he can get some help there with the pain.I am on the Rem. and doing good so far if you decide to go the Rem. there are many here who have been or are on it. Best Wishes to you and your little one give him our love things will work out. lol gail
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