I was on 125mg dose of the IV steroids (they're not called prednisone, but I can't remember the name). When I came home they had me on 80 and told me to come down by 10 every week. I think that's fast from what everyone said here, but I wasn't coming down any slower. I couldn't see, think, etc, on them, so I wasn't staying on them. I never got better, but I never got worse either. I was still really sick when I left the hospital 9 days later (should have been 3 days and better). I also did the vit e enemas and licorice drops. That's the only reason I got better at all. I started as soon as I realized the steroids weren't going to work and they told me I really needed to do surgery.
Is the sulfazine making him sick? They have non-sulfa versions.
I hope he gets better and gets out. I also hope that remicade kicks in and he won't have to live long with the steroid side effects!
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Lialda 4/day... I don't know, 3 months maybe?
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
Been there, tried that....