Last night my daughter had a fever and vomiting. She is also having diarrhea but very little bleeding. I am not feeling so great either, so i am wondering if we caught some stomach virus. How in the world are we supposed to be able to tell between a virus, C Diff or a "regular" ole flare?
She was doing OK yesterday morning and then started with the fever around 6:00. This is the same thing that happened when she had C Diff last year..she was fine in the morning but as the day wore on, she got a fever and then vomiting. But she had a lot of bleeding with last year's C Diff so I am hoping it is not that. Thankfully we had the poop test kit already so that part is done and we will take to the Lab tomorrow. One thing that really scares me is that her face looks SO bloated. She has been taking 50 mg of Elavil and the Dr said it could cause urinary retention, but would that make her face look bloated? Surgery is looking like more of a possibility - she so desperately wants to feel better. But if she had surgery soon, she would not be able to start back to school with the rest of her friends. She has missed the last week of school for both 6th and 7th grades...I will be so very sad if she has to miss the first day of 8th grade. I hate this disease. I really, really, really, hate how my daughter has no life other than laying around and watching TV. Today we are missing a big family party and she is really sad about
Please send some healing thoughts our way out here in Calfornia. We could use all the help we could get right now.
13 yr old daughter diagnosed UC 12/08
Remicade: 6/16/11, 7/1/11 and 7/25/11
Also on METHOTREXATE injection 1x week
FINALLY OFF Prednisone...NEVER again please
previously on 6MP, Asacol, Lialda, Rowasa, Cortocoid
Pancreatitis 2/10 after being on Rowasa & Lialda
Husband dg'd Crohn's 2/09 at age 46 -
Remicade every 8 wks