Thank you all for your feedback.
They have talked about surgery, but they're still hoping to avoid that, as is my mom, given her age and all. As far as meds, I know they're giving her flagyl and, since they re-admitted her, they started giving her prednisone. As far as what else she may be getting, I'm not real sure. But the prednisone seems to be giving her an appetite, something she hasn't had at all in the last month.
They did tell her that the vomiting and constant nausea are not a symptoms of the UC (is that true?) and that they want to do a test (forgot the name of it) to look at whats going on in her stomach. They're doing that on Monday.
And I live in central Jersey, near the Trenton area. My moms only complaint about the doctors is that she is seeing so many different GI doctors because they're all from the same group and that everyday she's seeing someone different. I told her that's not necessarily a bad thing, because you have several doctors discussing your case and between them, can give different insights on what should be done. Rather than just one doctors decisions.
We did get to have our holiday dinner on Friday, then after I went to the hospital to see her and she looked like a different woman from the day before - she was smiling and looked really well. Only I know that it's probably only temporary as it's been for the past month. I just want her to get her normal life back, I can't imagine what it's like to be so sick for so long.
Thanks again all - hope all of you are doing well.
I'll keep reading through the messages in the forum (I'm a big fan of message boards for support and information, as I'm a breast cancer suvivor myself and have found a world of information in boards like these).