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Parents

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.

A Child with UC

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

No End In Sight

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

A Young Man’s Journey With Ulcerative Colitis

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