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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had 3 ct entorgraphies in the past week. All show suspicious for Crohn's with a long stricture in the distal ileum. My GI has scheduled me for a colon/egd on Monday and said she suspects she will admit me (nothing about surgery). Does anyone know about how long I will need to be there? I have 1 year old twins and am worried about being in the hospital to long.

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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Of course, it all depends on how the doctor treats you. For reference, my first hospital stay (due to hemorrhage) was 6 days. A couple weeks ago was my second hospital visit and it was 5 days. I think they would have kept me an extra day but I had an 11-year old (single mom) that I had to get back home to.

They had me on IV steroids for a few days with a liquid diet. To go home I had to be all oral steroids and real food.

That's just my experience... I totally understand the anxiety about leaving the kids. My daughter was the reason I almost did not go in. But, I really, really needed to be in the hospital and leaving her was the best way to be a good mom in the end.

Good luck! Keep us updated...
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone, Tysabri
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--currently taking methylprednisolone 40mg-taper.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/15/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much. It is much easier for me to deal with all this if I have some sort of plan. This wait and see and having no control thing is killing me.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 5/15/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm a planner myself so I totally get it, but it really is a bit of a wait and see thing. And you do need to get better in order to be a good Mom for your twins. The best thing you can do is make a plan that you will be in the hospital and then if by happy chance you aren't, all the better. Most likely, if you are admitted, it will be for several nights, so if you plan for a few days, after you get the test results, you can adjust your plan. I hope the doctors can get you back on your feet soon and you are feeling better soon.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 5/15/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have somebody who will be able to look after your children if you are admitted? If not, then a pre-emptive call to the hospital's social worker might help you identify some care options, and help put your mind at ease.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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New Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 5/15/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, my kids will be well cared for. There is no one like Mommy or so I would like to believe. Thanks you all for your concern and direction.
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