Thanks everyone for all the input. I am starting to understand that these diets can be different for every person. My delima in determining what is best for HIM, is trying to get input from my son as to how he's doing. It seems like, #1 a very difficult thing for him to allaborate on, and #2 nowhere near the top of his priority list.
I would have to say compared to most kids I know, he has very strange taste buds. He loves spicy foods and ALL veggies and most fruits. Oysters, muscles, steak and pork trimmings (fat) (oh yuck!), raw onions, popcorn, and nuts are also at the top of his desires. Bland is the opposite of what he likes! He's certainly different!
In regards to his meds, the only thing the doctor has ordered is the actual drugs and the iron for the tremendous amount of bleeding he has. As far as the vit C, I figured it would be best to have him on this due to the immune lowering affects of these drugs he takes. I also started the Vit D/Calcium once a day due to the articles I read pertaining to colon cancer and the offsetting affects from D.
Do they have a food diary as one of the reminders on the Nintendo WII system? Trying to get out of him what he ate for breakfast just 30 minutes prior can sometimes be a chore, as any parent with teenage boys can attest to! And I certainly do understand that power struggle thing! We've tried 2 different diets both from the naturalpath and the immunologist who said he had differing food allergies. When it was all said and done I would find that he would sneak things at school that weren't allowable from his friends.
Christine, Mother 34, of 13yo boyDiagnosed October 2006 Ulcerative Colitis
Meds: Colazal 750mg x 9, 6-MP 50mg, Vit D 400iu, Vit C 1000mg, Iron 50mg, Remicade 3rd infusion