Hi, welcome to Healingwell. I'm so sorry to hear that your mother was diagnosed with UC. So she hasn't tried any other medication other then Prednisone??? If this is the case then it's time to find a new doctor! Uc can be a managable condition if the proper maintenance is taken. Many of us take 5-ASA's which are anti-inflammatories for the colon. Such as Asacol, Colazal, Pentasa and rectal 5-ASA meds Rowasa, Salofalk, Canasa. Please visit www.ccfa.org for more information about
UC and what the treatment options are. Plus too, if your mother is taking any Nsaids such as Aleve, Motrin or Advil - have her stop ASAP because they promote intestinal bleeding. Also, she might want to try a low residue diet to help her colon heal by not working so much.
Once again, welcome and if you should have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.