Also, I was some people are telling me to go natural with his meds as in Aloe juice and OPC-3? Any ideas about that?
"People" will have lots of well-meaning advice for you, but this disease is very individual and what works for one person may not help another. Right now, just follow your doctor's advice. I'm very impressed he has your son on a good probiotic (the Lactobaccillus)! As time goes by you can look into supplements. Aloe has been discussed here with varied results, and I'm not familiar with OPC-3.
Personally, I think the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) is probably more beneficial than any supplement out there. jmo. It has been a God send for us! There is a website specifically designed for parents of young children with Crohn's and other gut-related issues. Here it is:
There are lots of other online resources, as well. Also, countless cookbooks are available which are SCD compliant.
If you care to read further about
the SCD, check the links below in my signature! I hope he continues to heal and be restored to health!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=1&m=1262312