Bennie - How's your daughter doing

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Lew1201
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 8/25/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Bennie - just wondering how your daughter is doing.  Has she started school?  I was thinking about her as I am getting ready to send my son off to college this weekend (1 1/2 hours away - not too bad).  Scared to death, but he seems OK and had adapted well.
 
 
Mother of 18 year old son
Ileostomy on April 18, 2008
 


Bennie
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 552
   Posted 8/25/2008 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Lew, thank you for thinking of her. Bratcat is doing pretty well. She went for a pouchoscopy today. The surgeon said everything looks great in her new pouch. He also did a quick test run filling it with liquid and it held perfectly. We set a date for takedown for November 10. She could have the surgery anytime after October but wants to enjoy some of the fun things in school this fall. She starts school next Wednesday. She will have the official test to make sure the j-pouch is working right in late October.

How exciting that your son is going to college. It's nice that he is far enough away to be independent but close enough if he wants to come home. I'm glad he is doing well. Is he going to think about a reversal down the road? He's probably happy just not to feel sick and to be able to just think about being a teenager for awhile.


--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
 
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp


Lew1201
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 8/26/2008 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm so happy for her and she seems to be adjusting really well.  My son has always said it was a horrible experience, but he thinks it has made him a stronger person.  He is going to wait until next summer for step 2.  He had so many complications that I think he was afraid he would miss the start of school if he had the 2nd step this summer.  We will see how he does at school with the bag.  If this whole thing has taught me nothing else, it's to be flexible and to just go with the flow.

I must have missed earlier posts.  I didn't know your son had Crohns.  You've really had it rough this year.  How is he doing?

 


Mother of 18 year old son
Ileostomy on April 18, 2008
 

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