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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 827
   Posted 10/13/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bennie if you happen to come by this site and see this, please know that we are thinking of you and your family. I hope that time is making your loss a little less raw. I am hoping that Bratcat did start university and is finding some enjoyment in this new adventure.

My son, Dillon, did have surgery 5 weeks ago and even though there were a few bumps it has turned out very well. Through out our whole ordeal, Bratcat's story gave us such hope.

Again, I hope you are coping fairly well.


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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 552
   Posted 10/13/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Cathy, thanks for thinking of us. I've been checking the website daily. I just find it easier to be a spectator still.
I'm so glad your son is doing well. I hope everything keeps improving.
Bratcat started college. She's enjoying it alot. Physically she is doing great. Her surgery was definitely the right decision for her.

We are doing pretty well. I still find the whole situation very surreal. I sometimes feel like it is someone else who is going through this. Our kids are great kids (who can be annoying sometimes). They've all stepped up to the plate to take on responsibilities around the house. It's amazing that it takes 2, 3, or 4 of us to do the things that my husband always did alone. But we are managing.
We have wonderful friends who are very supportive. That helps alot too.
I take everything a moment at a time. Some are better than others. I've always been a very optimistic person (I still am) and even keeled so these highs and lows are tough to deal with. But I am and I will continue to.

Tell Dillon it will take time to heal. And things will get better each day.

--Mom of bratcat (18 years old) and nonamejames (21 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!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp

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