As many of you are coming to realize by now, I have an incessant desire to find out everything I can about this curse of a disease that has afflicted my daughter. I'm afraid that I might be becoming abit annoying with my updates of my daughter and questions/problems.
For those not familiar, my daughter was recently hospitalized with an abscess with fistula off of her small intestine. She's been home since Christmas, and on her 3rd week of Prednisone, and Flagyl. She seems like she's been doing well, we're having another problem with starting Imuran, but that's explained in another post, and I won't get into that.
One thing over the last few weeks her bowel movements have changed. Her stool is well formed and larger in diameter than she's used to. Since being diagnosed they've always been smaller in diameter. I figure this means that the inflammation is cleared with no scarring or stricture. Am I right to assume that?
Which brings me to my question/problem that arose today. She told me that there was some bright red blood at the end of her stool. This is the first time this has happened. Is this an indication of some other problem developing?
I really didn't need something else to worry about right now. Another thing most of you might be realizing by now, is that I'm borderline neurotic about this disease. Oh, I do my best to hide it, but I'm probably the absolute worst personality type when It comes to dealing with this. I know I've gone off into a rant, and I'll stop it right now.
Thanks to everyone that have responded over the last month. It's been so helpful. Sorry to get so long, (Again).
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa.