Lew, first of all, I don't think any question is dumb. We are looking at surgery for my daughter at the end of the month and I just sent an email to the nurse (as per her request) with 30(!) questions. She offered to answer them all. We will see.
Anyway, that is a question I have thought about but since it isn't a priority, I let it go (for now).
I hope your son is doing better. I know he was going through a rough time for awhile.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 2 tabs 6-mp/1.5 tabs 6-mp every other day, 25 mg prednisone, Remicade
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone. 3/08-another flare!