PLEASE, it may be that now, with her school vacation, your daughter is facing for the first time the fact that she has a chronic disease and her life has changed. What with being in school, taking exams and keeping up with friends, she has been able to push it aside. Now she has time to think. There is another thread going here about
the emotional impact, and a lot of discussion about
the grieving process we have to go through as we give up the people we were so we can begin to love the people we are.
As her mother, you are going through grieving for your perfect, healthy child. This is normal and healthy. But she has to go through it too. Hard as it may be, you can't do it for her and there probably isn't a whole lot you can do to make it easier for her. Your love and support are about
the best help she can get. As your heart is breaking, you'll have to keep giving her room to grieve in her own way. Be sure, though, that both of you can come out the other side with new strengths and positive outlooks on life.
I wish I could give you a big hug right now.
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.