Introduction: My name is Mark. I have a son who is 11 and was diagnosed with UC when he was 9. My wife and I are trying to find as much information as possible on children with UC. My Son’s Colitis Story: My son is currently in the middle of a flare up. It has been ongoing for a month and a half now. He… Read More »A Child with UC
Nearly everybody who has ulcerative colitis has parents. And more often then not, when people with UC are diagnosed initially, they tend to be at the early stages of their lives.
So, that is the reason for the section of the website devoted to parents of kids who have ulcerative colitis.
Some of the stories talk about the decision making that these parents are in the middle of, especially with regards to different types of treatments mainly in the form of medications and potential surgery that they are all faced with. None of this is easy decision making, but these stories should help to provide other parents with the reality that there are many others in the same situation.
Introduction: I’m 33 years old, a graduate student, mother of two beautiful boys, and own my own business. I love to run, camp, canoe and dance. I am not diagnosed yet but I am scheduled with a GI to discuss the symptoms I’ve been having. My Story: SORRY TO BE SO GRAPHIC BUT I’M REALLY KINDA SCARED.I’m wondering if I am a hypochondriac or if… Read More »I’d Rather Be Crazy than Sick
Introduction: Wrote once before about my son who has severe UC. It had been 1 1/2 years since on set of UC. He has been on Apriso, Imuran, suppositories, prednisone for almost this entire time, each time working his way down on predinose, getting below 15 and UC getting worse each try. Starting back on 40 again. Now they have put him on Humira, 40… Read More »No End In Sight
Introduction: My teenage son was diagnosed with UC when he was 10 years old. We live in the United States in the state of Michigan. He enjoys video games, golf and tennis, and has played on his high school’s varsity tennis since his freshman year. The Symptoms my son faces: My son experiences symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, disrupted sleep, fatigue, slowed growth, osteopenia… Read More »A Young Man’s Journey With Ulcerative Colitis
Introduction: My daughter, age 5, has been having bloody diarrhea for 3 weeks now. We had a colonoscopy done last week and are waiting on the results from the biopsy. The Gastro doc thinks Ulcerative Colitis and after the hours that I have spent researching in books and on the web, I am pretty much convinced this will be the outcome. Of course I am… Read More »5 Year Old With Ulcerative Colitis