I think the best you can do for her is offer support and help once she is released from the hospital and be a good listener. Good friends are hard to find and I am sure she will appreciate your visit and your continued support and friendship through her chronic illness. Some people tend to turn away from friends who are ill, your presence will be a comfort to her.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free