His "colitis" could be antibiotic induced. Rectum is spared or did you mean it's up and into the sigmoid?
Seems it's coincidence, although, some had mentioned a while back that it's suspected that it can be passed along. There have been a few couples on our site each having IBD.
It's unfortunate he's suffering as horribly as he is....certainly was a fast process from initial symptoms to this. Did you have him use probiotics while he was on the Cipro?
Apparently, some doctors do use higher dosages of pred for short periods and not taper. Be thankful he's not on it for too long.
Can he get in to see your GI? My next thought is if he has diverticulosis/diverticulitis plus an IBD seems he'll be in for a bumpy ride for a while.
Totally sucks Susie to hear this....although there's always a part of me that gets some pleasure from the twisted irony.
Keep us posted for sure.
How are you doing through all this?
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!