My cousin was admitted today to the hospital after suffering since friday with massive pain in the adbomen and fever. She was diagnosed in Jan with CD in the illium and is on pentassa and 10mg predisone and SCD diet. Prior to last friday she was doing really good, no pain for lamost three weeks, and normal BMs. The ct today showed 7cm by 3 cm abcess filled with fluid in her abdomin near the CD area and the surgeon says it is related to her crohns. He also says the intestine near the illium is inflammed and almost to the point of stricture and she needs to have surgery immediately as soon as the abcess and infection has subsided, maybe in two weeks. They have her on massive antibiotics, and they want to insert a needle into the abcess to drain it.
My question is , has anyone ever had a massive abcess and had it heal with drugs, and avoid having surgery or a resection? Since she is not having problems passing food and her BMs are normal, would going on humira reduce the inflamation enough to avoid surgery and avoid the risk of future abcesses?