Hi! I’m a mom of a nineteen year old college student, who loves college life! Going to games, working out in the gym and hanging out with his friends eating pizza and subs. He starting having to go to the bathroom alot and having blood in the toilet.
My Son Has Colitis:
He went to our family doctor and had test run on his stools, which all came back normal. The doctor sent him to a gastroenterology group. He was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis two weeks ago , and had to drop out the last two weeks of the quarter. I have watched a teen go from going out with his friends and having fun to laying on the couch and running to the bathroom once a hour.
It is so hard to watch, I wish I could have it instead of him.
He is taking lialda four a day, it seemed to help for a week, he starting solid stools again. Then it went back to the same mucus stool. The doctor put him on prednisone for a month starting at 40mg a day. It has seemed to help, he is going the bathroom alot less and he is starting hang out with some of his friends. He will be starting college back at OSU in Jan. We got him his own dorm room and bath, so he would feel more comfortable in case of flare ups. My question is as a mom, how can I help him make the right choices with food to eat while he is there? Being a freshmen he has to have a meal plan there which isn’t cheap. I know that food there is not as healthy as it should be.
What could I bring to his dorm room for him to eat?
He has his on frig and micro combo in his room. As a mom I’m constantly worried about him. Questions I never thought I would ask my 19 year old son. How is your stool? Any blood? Are you having any cramps? Are you doing your enmas? How many times have you went to the bathroom today? What have you eaten today? I know I’m driving him crazy with all the questions! But I’m mother who loves her son and wants the best for him! Thanks for any help you can give me!
written by “Sheith”
submitted in the Colitis Venting Area