So as many of you know, last night, my son's abcess popped. He was put on antibiotics on Friday and was supposed to see the doctor this coming Friday. Last night he asked me if he could see the doctor today (Monday). His abcess was getting bigger and more painful. We suggested (as per the doctor) that he take an epsom salt bath. Well he was sitting in the tub (singing and splashing away) when he called me and said that his abcess was leaking. Stressed out, I got on here quickly and got some information (thanks everyone).
I took him to the doctor today. He was very glad to see the abcess had popped. He cleaned it out some more. My son also got his first rectal exam! The doctor said it should start getting better now. The antibiotics should help.
My son has a colonoscopy scheduled for next Monday. He is supposed to take Miralax.
Hopefully he will feel well enough to go to school this week and possibly to work too.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 3 pills/3Xday, 2 tabs 6-mp/1.5 tabs 6-mp every other day
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.