Posted 6/24/2015 3:58 AM (GMT -6)
Unfortunately I can relate to your situation. I read the other responses to your post, as a rule when you go to the ER with Crohns, they run the gammat of blood including cbc w/differential and test for bacterial infection. That is why they give intravenous steroids to help with the inflammation and if needed they give the Cippro and Flagyl. As for your thickening of the bowel loops, this is just a guess but were the areas in question at the jejunum loops. The Ct scan will sometimes read that as thickening. I also have the same affected area as you. Here is the bad news, Crohns will skip areas and show up in different areas as in the jejunum loop. Mri w/berium contrast will tell the tale. I had my terminal ileum all the way to the jejunum removed and resection done in February. I have been on every known crohns medication out there including the biologics Cimzia, Humera and the latest being Remicade. I have been non responsive to them all, i thought after the resection i would have a couple of symptom free years, had endoscopy and colonoscopy done June 2 2015, not 4 months after surgery, my Crohns has already returned in the same area as before. So i wish you well, and like tell myself everyday " It could always be worse" we do get use to the constant pain eventually.