My father was just diagnosed with Crohn's disease 2 years ago. He says he caught it from me... . Even when he is sick he has a sense of humour.
Dad has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now and we finally are starting to understand why the prednisone and other cocktails of medications are not working. The infectious control people have now told us he has CMV (Cytomegalovirus) on top of his crohn's . So first they have to fight the CMV and then they can fight the Crohn's disease - which is in the severe class.
Our worry is that we were also told it may take up to Three months for him to start feeling better. Right now he is taking an IV medication and there is medication he take orally for the CMV but they will not be attempting this for another week or so. Of course with all medications comes the scary side effects such as very low white blood count, kidney damage, blindness ect....
Has anyone else experienced this CMV virus with their Crohn's disease?
I am doing as much research as I can on the web and what I am finding is pretty scary.
Would love to hear from anyone who may understand or who has gone through a similar situation.
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.