Bratcat's brother had his colonoscopy today. The doctor says he definitely thinks it's Crohns. He gave him a prescription for Asacol. He is going back in 2 weeks. My son still has a bit of an abcess, although the doctor says it is getting better. He wants him on Flagyl for 2 more weeks.
The Miralax prep went pretty well. His colonoscopy was scheduled for 1pm. The doctor's office called about 8:30 this morning and asked if he wanted to come in earlier. Of course he was sleeping (couldn't eat so he figured he would sleep as late as possible). He ended up having his colonoscopy around 11:30.
I guess I have to start reading up on Crohns. Bratcat's brother has none of the same symptoms as Bratcat. And so it goes.
By the way, we're working on a nickname for my son. Bratcat's brother just doesn't cut it.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
Daughter 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.