I had to be admitted to the hospital when all my treatment options were not effective at home. I was on the highest oral steroids I could be on..and still continued to have a very bad flare up, with blood, mucous, pain, etc. I started to see my doctor in the office everyday, and was given shots of steroids, and sent home on high oral steroids, and yet continued to worsen. Finally my doctor decided I needed to be in the hospital....I was upset by it, but yet happy by it...I knew I would get whatever treatment needed to be done to get me better. I had already had a few ER visits before that as well...and was ready to be done with the flare once and for all...and it worked after 6 days in the hospital....
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.