Lew, I am sorry any decision like this had to be made but I am very glad your son is on the mend. May he have a speedy recovery and a healthy life ahead of him! I know you started posting on the Ostomies forum. I "lurk" there often because there is a chance that bratcat may need surgery in the future. I will be reading your posts about your son's recovery (and improvement).
All the best, Bennie.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 2 tabs 6-mp/1.5 tabs 6-mp every other day, 50 mg prednisone
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. 3/08-another flare!