An update on my g'son:
He was hospitalized again 8 days ago (2nd time); was 'scoped and his GI now figures he has severe Crohn's/UC. His 'scope pictures showed the entire colon to be severely ulcerated, inflammed and scarred. The GI didn't go into the small intestine.
So do I stay with the UC thread or do I switch to the CD thread?
The hydrocortisone med has not helped him at all this time. He has a deep, open, bleeding cracks on his anus that are causing horrible pain which they are giving him some kind of "gel" for! He has hemroids as well. They put him on Morphine but he had a bad reaction to it so is now on Oxycodone (possibly also allergic to this as he is starting to "itch" again).
This Tues. he is starting Remicade infusion.
Oxycodone is a narcotic so we are concerned about the possibility of him becoming dependent on this drug.
How do others on this forum cope with "fissure" pain? Is this what they call the open, bleeding crack in the anus?
PS: this morn his GI changed her mind and decided to put him on Himuran (sp?) instead of Remicade; will start treatment on Tue.
Grandson - Dx UC 12/2008; DX CD 9/09
Dec 19/08 - Hospitalized (1st time)
Apr 9/09 - Hospitalized (2nd time) with
UC CD flare
Currents Meds in Hospital on IV: Hydocortisone
75 100 mg, Oxycodone 10mg, diltiavem gel 2% in Proctodan hc, xylocaine 2% gel & cream.
Previous Meds: Prednisone 40 mg;
Asacol 800 & Morphine (can't take - is allergic to)
Suppliments: boost, low fiber diet.
Post Edited (WorrywartNana) : 4/16/2009 12:11:48 PM (GMT-6)