crohns desease children

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   Posted 10/16/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
   My son's girlfriend  has a 9 yr old daughter, that was jusy diagnosed with crohns. I have been reading about it on-line. My question is , is that she supposably has this so bad, that I'm being told that she only has 6 months to live is this possible? I know there isn't a sure cure, that it can be somewhat kept under control by eating the proper foods. could this be possible or is he just looking for sympathy?

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   Posted 10/16/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
You should probably talk to her doctor. None of us here know the specifics on her daughter.
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   Posted 10/16/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Absolutely. I agree with aoccc.

But if you're asking if it is possible to die of Crohn's, the answer is yes. We've had a few people on this forum this month who have lost friends with Crohn's. And every now and then we get a post from a distraught relative who has just found out that a loved one has months to live because of Crohn's.

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   Posted 10/16/2008 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Perhaps you should talk to your son about it. We really don't know. lol gail
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   Posted 10/17/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
unfortunately in children this disease is hard to dx and it usually advanced because how much do you really think about a stomache, being something very serious.
Yes this disease can be deadly, especially since children do not have the reserves that most adults do. (meaning when they crash they crash hard)
I wonder what meds they have her on.
I strongly suggest that you do talk with your son and his girlfriend about this.
Perhaps I misinterpreted, but it sounds like you might be suspicious of the situation.
Diet changes work for some people, but for me I tried a couple of different ones and ended up having surgery and have several blood transfusions.  So meds and surgery is the way to go for me.

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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 10/17/2008 7:12:34 AM (GMT-6)

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