You are very welcome --- I feel so blessed to have been able to have the surgery done back in '84 and to be able to lead a normal life. I have been relatively healthy, and been able to accomplish pretty much anything I have wanted to. It's all a frame of mind too.
Sharing my life experiences to help another and possible educate is the absolute least I can do. Please remember, everyone heals at their own pace. I hope all works out well. Once the "bad" is completely removed from your son's body, and he recovers, you will be surprised at what a different person he will be. Imagine no discomfort or pain, or possibly no meds to cause side effects or mood swings, etc. I will keep you all in my thoughts.
p.s. My surgery is for a bone spur and arthritis in my shoulder which I have been dealing with for over 6 wks. and not had the use of my right arm. Not abdominal or Crohn's related! Just old age related!!!!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery