I have left-sided UC. Colazal, Imuran and Entocort each made my symptoms better, so that with all three I was able to keep up my daily routine fairly well, but I was still feeling bad. Remicade brought on my remission, and I'm doing really so much better. Have stopped the Entocort and am almost off the Imuran. (Tapering gradually because I'm totally scared of going back into flare.)
Remember that the rest of your family still needs you. Also know that your daughter knows when you are "mentally hovering" even if you're not physically hovering over her. This may raise her own anxiety, and could disrupt your relationship with her.
Simply put, you're grieving now. Perhaps some grief counseling or general counseling would be helpful. It's an awful thing to have a sick child and feel powerless, but something that has to be come to terms with.
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.