He's on a clear liquid diet, and is going to be prepped for a colonoscopy tomorrow. The medicine doesn't seem to be making any big difference. The doctor was in and basically said we could put him on higher doses of steroids or put him in clinical trials, but alot of them require that you be off everything else for 6 months or so. My son has sort of come to terms with the fact that he would rather have the surgery (even knowing the risks) and get on with his life. He hates the ups and downs of 2-3 months of feeling OK and then a flare and then the steroids. He feels that all these medications may be causing more harm to his body down the road than the surgery. Being 18, it is ultimately his decision.