My opinion. Try Remicade or humira before the surgery. I wish i would have. i was diagnosed with u.c. in 1995. in 2002 i had my colon removed due to full of ulcers, had a bag for 3 months, after the healilng proccess they then attached a J-pouch. at the time i did not have any other options, so i thought. really wish i would have known about
this site back then. then they told me in 03 I had chrohns. tried all the drugs available then in 05 they put me on remicade.
then February of 09 i was rushed to the hospital due to stricture where they made the J-pouch. i also built antibodies to remicade. so no i am taking Humira, which i was nervous about giving my self shots. had my first dose 1 week ago. Was not as bad as i assumed. with prednisone,and 2 antibiotics. going to keep taking the antibiotics for 3 months until the humuria kicks in. Hope it works. Tapering off on the prednisone though. god i love that drug, yes i know it is bad, butttt. the prednisone makes me feel really wired and hungry all the time. i could use the extra weight. during the remicade they say most ppl put on weight, but now me. darn it. what is sad about not having any colon is, you really have to watch your diet, loose stools, lack of control, you have to drink lots of water because of the loose stools. So what i am trying to say here is My Opinion, check out all options before surgery. we are all different. good luck to your daughter.