Hi, I'm new. I've been reading a little this past month. My husband was diagnoised with UC a month ago. It has been extremely crazy since. He had only minor symptoms before scope. 3 runny BMs a day and little bleeding at the end. Had the scope and everything changed. 10 to 12 runny BMs a day and extreme bleeding. Up all night in the bathroom and not getting to sleep. He has lost 20 lbs and still losing. The doctor put him on Colazal 1500mg three times a day. Then two weeks later put him on Pred. 60mg.
Still two weeks later bleeding has slowed a little. But on 4 days ago he passed out. Took him to the hospital and he passed out there. All that was done for him was give him IVs and checked his blood every morning. (And had heart scans even though I told them he was passing blood.) Each day his counts went down. We were released yesterday with his counts still dropping to 9.7. They were so worried the day before about his numbers dropping, then the next when it still went down, they said it was because he was given fluids and it was watering down his blood. The last three days he was there it took 10 hours for one bag to empty. That I really didn't understand.
Any way, this morning he passed out again. Called the doctor, he said pain transferance. My husband is hardly having any pain now. I don't understand. Do flare ups last this long? Do IVs thin your blood lowering your counts? Any suggestions on how I can help him and encourage him?