I am currently sitting in the hospital beside my father and thought this was worth a shot to see if anyone could help. My Father was diagnosed with Crohn's 2 years ago (he jokes and says he caught it from me because I have Crohn's.. : ) He has been in the hospital since Friday (now for 6 days) and the Dr. still seems a little confussed as to what exactly is causing the high feavers, severe sweats - soaking the bed sweats, low white blood cell count along with the all the symptoms of crohn's which we are all two familiar with. After blood tests daily, CAT scan, ultra sounds, EKG - due to a drop in BP and erratic heart rate (electrolight imbalance). So here we sit as he is about to go for another CAT Scan . The Dr.'s believe that he has a viral infection in his bowl (we are still waiting on the results) which is why he is not reacting to the Crohn's medication (predisone admin by IV. , flagyl and Cipro). So we need to control the CMV virus before he can go on Remicaide. They said this virus sits in all our systems but usually stays inactive unless triggered by something and it is very rare to have it triggered. They believe the trigger may be from all the drugs he is on. When the nurse comes in I will ask if I have the right name of the virus but I am pretty sure the Dr. said CMV.
I just arrived here so I am still trying to understand the whole picture. If anyone has experienced anything similar I would love some insight. Of course our worry is always the worst.
Very Concerned Daughter.
CD since 1988,
Cocktail of medications ( Remicade included) and have explored many herbal remedies.
Currently experiencing another flair up after 4 years of remission.
"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get inside"
Everyone knows that quote... how true how true.