Thanks for the feedback. I did speak with the doctor. He wants her to take the hydrocortisone enema in the morning and the rowasa in the evening for the next 3 days. He also wants her to get her bloodwork tomorrow.
He isn't rushing to change her meds yet. He probably will put her on prednisone for a short time (she wasn't on that long before). Hopefully it will jump start her into remission. We just weren't sure if she should start it tomorrow or wait to see if the double dosage of enemas would help.
He does agree that, for the most part, the asacol and rowasa is working. Since this is her first relapse (maybe her last?) the doctor isn't considering her steroid dependent yet.
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday
Rowasa - 7/07 tapering slowly
hydrocortisone enema - alternating with Rowasa
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! No more hydrocortisone enemas! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa
Keeping our fingers and toes crossed!!
9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortison enemas.