The only way to make sure anyone takes their medicine is to supervise, and that isn't always possible. And unfortunately, it's fairly important for the Colazal to be spread out. (I have a bad habit of forgetting my mid-day dose myself.)
I don't know if going back to the tried-and-true potty training incentive would work. You know, you check the pill sorter at a certain time every day and if the pills are gone, he gets some kind of reward - or points toward a Wii game - or even Wii time. Of course, you could still have the problem of him ditching the meds.
Now that he's off the Pred, perhaps you could give him a good multi-vitamin with the recommended daily doses of Vitamins D and C and iron. That would cut a few pills from his regimen. It's a burden to have to get up in the morning and take a bunch of pills. If he's taking his pills at school during the day, would it be possible to shift the schedule a bit so he takes them when he gets home and then at bedtime? Kids usually don't like to take pill in front of other kids.
He doesn't want to think about
being sick, so naturally he doesn't want to take pills all the time. Yes, he might be physically better if he took the meds more consistently, but he has to learn that himself, unfortunately.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.