the last couple of days Chris' stools have become progressively looser. then last night came the urgency followed by loud diarrhea with a little glob of blood and mucous and tummy aching. sounds like a flare right? this would be the first one since diagnosis/treatment, and i'll be calling the GI here in a few minutes. the blood and mucous is significant of the ulcers right? not just inflammation?
also he took some antibiotics about a week or so ago for a sinus infection. think that was the cause? seem right for an "incubation" period for the ulcers to form? his diet hasn't really changed any lately, except that he's been wanting more bland foods the last few days. any input would be greatly appreciated.
(maybe this is a silly question, but...) do flares ever go away on their own? i am really not intrested in having my little steroid-speed-demon back, but whatever it takes...
i'm sure i'll have some more Q's soon.
Veronica (26), mommy to Chris (2.5 yr old, diagnosed november 2007 with left sided UC) and Emily 2.5 months
Chris current meds: Pentasa 250mg 3x's daily
currently in remission