I had undiagnosed crohns in college. I stayed in a dorm with 1 big bathroom per floor with about
6 stalls per bathroom plus showers and sinks. It really wasnt so bad. There are so many people going in and out, showers going, and hair dryers going, that no one really is aware of who is doing what. Everyone has to poop in there so its not like you are just visiting someone and stink up there bathroom. Especially since you have a son, the boys were kind of shameless about
pooping and would brag about
who stunk the place up the worst. I also found one private one stall bathroom in each dorm that were for visitors using the lounge. If I knew I really was going to stink it up but had a minute or two to get to the toilet I would use the lounge bathroom instead since no one ever used that one. My junior and senior year I lived in an on campus apartment. Junior year it was 5 girls and 2 bathrooms and Senior year it was 4 girls/2 bathrooms. One of the bathrooms had the shower, the other was just a toilet. There was never really a time that both were being used. However, I think 4 guys 1 bathroom might be a problem since they would all have to shower etc... it would be even worse if any had a girl staying over that had to shower there too. Finally, my school had 1 or 2 dorm rooms that had their own toilet inside. They were reserved for students with medical conditions. Only problem is, if you have one, by default everyone knows you have some issue... I was friends with a guy who had one and I didn't know they were reserved... so I said "wow! Sweet room, how did you get so lucky?" and he said "oh I have a medical condition and needed a private room" (aka no roommate)... I never did ask what condition he had and now I wonder if it was an IBD... anyway, best of luck to your son! Don't worry too much...we all adapt.
26 Year old married female. Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra. Good times!!!