Hi Everyone! Thank you for your warm thoughts and good wishes. It means so much to all of us!
Bratcat is holding up well. As a family, we tend to face things head on, adding humor as much as possible to alleviate some of the stress. Well we all know that as bad a UC is at times, there is enough humor in bodily functions to last a lifetime. So humor has been a good release so far. Otherwise, we know surgery is coming but it is almost discussed as an outer body experience for the moment.
Bratcat started her prep...the dreaded and dreadful Fleets phospho-soda! So far, this has been the worst leading up to tomorrow!
I will try to stop in as soon as possible after surgery to give you an update. Please keep Bratcat in your prayers. Thank you again for being here!
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 15 mg prednisone, Remicade
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!