Posted 9/3/2020 6:16 AM (GMT -7)
As the title says I'm not sure if my question can really be answered but I just thought I'd ask for my own mind if nothing else.
When I was first diagnosed 3 years I was the only one in my family (that we knew of) to have UC, that was until 2 years later when incredibly my 21 year old nephew was also diagnosed with the same condition. Truth be told, even though I would never wish this disease on anyone, it was nice to have someone to talk to about things as only those with the condition can really understand.
Anyway, my nephew sadly passed away suddenly at home 2 weeks ago. He was greatly overweight and had issues with over/secret eating stemming from some childhood traumas so we thought it was his heart that had given out however when the autopsy was done there was no obvious problems with his heart and no obvious reason for his death.
As his only other issue was the UC I was wondering if this could have contributed to his death. He did say he had his condition under control but he was also so secretive that it could be quite likely it wasn't and he just wasn't saying. As he was dying he complained of not being about to breath (COVID negative) and his stomach hurting.
The only medication he was on was Pentasa granules and suppositories.
I don't really know what I'm expecting from this post, I guess we are all just looking for some answers really, if there are any to be had.