Read some of the forums on Dragonpack.com or even on this site. Could be much worse. Some children start at 2 or 3 years. My daughter was diagnosed this year at 12.
This happened to us:
I took my daughter for an upper Endo. at the hospital. While we were waiting and she was complaining about another test...why me...everything happens to me...I dont want to do this........etc. A little girl came in with leukemia -no hair, holding a bed pan to be sick in, and in a baby stroller, she looked to be about 10 years old. My daughter quickly decided maybe she didnt have it really bad.
They say god only gives you what you can handle.
This is a terrible disease. But.... you have company.
colitis -diagnosed Jan 2007 -daughter 12
Asacol, Prednisone, Entocort, Caprylic Acid, Vit. B50
No remission since diagnosed- but not severe