Hi ALgirl and welcome to Healingwell. Sorry you have to be here though. First off, my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of your Mom. Being sick and in the hospital and then to have that happen, I am just so sorry.
I have had two resections and no I personally do not think the Pentasa is going to help your obstruction. I do agree though if you start getting pains that come in waves much like labor pains, can't move air or stool out , extreme bloating, and start vomiting, get your butt to the ER.
Now the Prednisone might help if there is alot of Inflammation. Am I understanding you have only been on the Prednisone two days? If so, give it a few more days and see if it helps.
Stay with us, we do care and you will find alot of support here.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!