You won't come off as know-it-all, you will come off as a concerned parent. The final decision what medicines your child takes is yours. We've been blessed with a great pediatric GI who worked with us. Each change in meds for bratcat was hard for us and she was already a teenager. I can't imagine what you have to deal with watching Chris be sick.
There are many possible alternatives to the heavy hitting drugs. Because UC is lifelong, we also thought about the long term effects.
You may want to look into the posts by haileys letter. Her daughter was very young and sick. She spent alot of time finding why she was so sick and it seems Hailey is now doing great.
You can always imagine all of us standing behind you when you talk to the doctor. Kind of like the cell phone company commercials.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp