And welcome to Healingwell. I am sorry you have to be here though. We have alot of wonderful and supportive folks here trying to live with this darn disease too. I myself have lived with this for over 34 years. I have been at the same job for 20 years, married with three grown daughters and five grandchildren. I tell you this to show you that you can still have a life even with Crohns. This is not a death sentence, though it is something he will have for life. But on the right treatment, your son can still have a good life. When first diagnosed, it is usually the hardest time for us as it takes time to diagnose and then to find the right treatment. Once you find the right meds and adjust his diet to what works well for him, things will get better. Diet is very individual for each of us. Some follow the SCD diet/Maker's Diet and some like myself do well on a less restrictive diet such as a low residue diet. My diet is easy to chew, easy to digest. You can google it and get some ideas. Somethings most of us have to stay away from are raw veggies, corn, popcorn, and many are also lactose intolerant. You might also want to add probiotics into his routine. Most of us have some bacterial imbalance and the probiotics help to even out the good and bad. I take Primadolphilus Reuteri by Natures Way and it works well for me. Others use Culterelle, Align or VSL#3. I also just recently started taking Vitamin D as most of us are found to be low on it. I hope I have helped some.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*