When I was first diagnosed, I was put on Asacol which sent me to the hospital. I was in the hospital for 25 days. My first week there I was given my first treament of Remicade. To make a long story short, I had my second dose of Remicade in the hospital, then let out. I was not really in remission, but not really flaring. Basically, I was a functioning person, and was able to eat a lot more than before I was in the hospital. Keep trying. I became allergic to the Remicade. but it did help my remission. There is also another step before considering surgery which is the drug called Humira. I'm on that and have been on that since May 2007. Boy! it helps!
Hope he gets out before Christmas!
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)