I viewed about
8 of the videos that Brannah had pointed out and I did not see or hear any mention of drugs or finding doctors. I watched videos about
adults as well as children sharing their experiences. There were several other ones giving step by step instructions on how to change your ileostomy bag, which I wish I had seen when I had to change mine. I even saw one that had a young teen giving tips on how to use decorative duct tape to disguise an ileostomy bag for going to the beach.
One of the videos that really stood out to me was about a little girl about 8, who is in the hospital and she is talking about her experience with getting an ileostomy, she even included her personal e-mail at the end of it so she could hear from other kids. When I watched it, I immediately thought it would be a great video for a child to watch who had just learned that they needed an ileostomy, because knowing that they are not alone at a young age is important. This is a difficult enough adjustment for an adult to go through, can you imagine what it would be like for a child, so any tool that parents can have available to them to help their child through a difficult adjustment would probably be appreciated.
I found these videos very heartfelt and touching, so I not quite sure what videos you (MDF34) saw. The ads that I referred to in my first post, the ones for the "Crohn's and Colitis Association", apparently are only shown in Canada and that is too bad because they too are heartfelt and bring a real awareness to the disease.