My son, only 11 years old, who has complained of tummy troubles for more than 2 years now, was diagnosed with Crohn's yesterday. He had the endoscopy and colonoscopy at 8am, yesterday morning.
I am heartbroken. He is a sweet, shy, loving, amazing athlete.
I let other people (doctors, his father, school teachers) tell me his symptoms were psychosomatic for 2 years. He has some learning issues, most likely from a congenital condition that was corrected just after he was born. Reading is so hard for him and he hates going to school. We thought his symptoms were caused by anxiety.
He is smaller than normal. Tiny, skinny, long limbed and bony. He loves to play soccer and baseball and basketball. He loves his older brother and 3 younger brother and sisters. I am a little lost and not sure what to do, now, for him. I basically ignored his pain and suffering and he has not been growing properly.
How do I ever make up for that? What do I do for him, now?