Some of you have asked for an update on my daughter, Marie. To refresh you, she was recently dx with IBD (Crohn's) (on 12/22/08). Biopsies confirmed Crohn's in her esophagus, stomach, large intestine, rectum, and what they could see of the small intestine. She was put on oral prednisone, 40MG.
She has been treated by 2 doctors as one is on vacation because of the holidays. The 2 doctors have opposing ideas on how to treat her, one suggested she come home with oral pred. The other suggested we stay at the hospital and she have IV meds. She doesn't seem to be improving at home and it has been over a week. She hasn't gained any weight, still 77-78# (she is almost 15 years old . She still is very weak and joints hurt.
So..... Tomorrow we are admitting her to get her IV meds. I agree with the doc that thought she wouldn't be able to absorb the meds orally.
Thanks so much to all of you who have shared your stories, insight, helpful websites (which I have visited), and thoughts and prayers. I truly believe in the healing power or prayers when we do all we can to help ourselves.
Happy New Year and God Bless,