This is a worry for any parent with IBD. I have Colitis. My 10 Y.O. son had bowel issues like urgency and alternating diarrhea/constipation. Sometimes he has pain in his lower back and is on and off the toilet for hours. Even when he was a baby he had diarrhea a lot more often than his older brother.
His pediatrician thinks he has IBS. I now give him half a capful of Miralax every day in a cup of apple juice and he has been fine. The Doc thought the pain was caused by the hard stool plugging up his system which led to the diarrhea.
When you are an IBD sufferer, the thought of your child having it is very horrifying indeed. I can totally understand why you feel the way you do.
I hope everything works out for the best for you and your son. One comforting fact for me is that only 4 or 5 kids in 100,000 get IDB before their teenage years, so the odds are in your favor.
Post Edited (C_G_K) : 7/17/2010 6:31:21 PM (GMT-6)