Hi Judy, I agree with UChick and Sherry. If he wants, let him post here. My daughter, bratcat, joined. She doesn't post often but she checks into the forum daily. It is nice to find someone your own age to relate to. Last year when she was diagnosed, she found out her old 6th grade teacher has Crohns. about 2 weeks ago, she found out a girl in one of her classes has Crohns. She found out through Facebook. (Did you know there is a group on there about IBDs?) Anyway, my daughter invited her friends to join the group for support and this acquaintance contacted her. Small world in a school with 1700 students.
If your son would like to chat, bratcat said she would be happy to. I am glad your son is on the mend. It stinks watching your child hurting and not being able to make it all go away. If you want to ever chat, let me know. I am available too.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 35 mg prednisone, 2 tabs 6-mp
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.