My Son Has Ulcerative Colitis: I am the mother of a four year old boy from the UK who was has had ulcerative colitis since he was two years old. He was diagnosed at 3 years 5 months after a colonoscopy. The pediatric consultant had ruled out colitis as they thought it couldn’t possibly be this as he was so young. Before he had this… Read More »My Beautiful Son
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 am a mom. IBD runs in my family. I am devastated that my son has to suffer with this illness. I am hopeful that the symptoms can be turned around and he can go into remission and start to enjoy his life. My Son Has Ulcerative Colitis: I won’t say too much because I know that I can be perceived as the “helicopter”… Read More »Concerned and Sympathetic Mom
Introduction: Mom of a 16 years old girl who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis(UC) second week of January 2012. We are living at the moment in Paris, France. Blueberries & Colitis: My daughter (16) started feeling sick with bloody stool early December 2011 – she was very stressed out with a huge work load at school, including studying for exams, and extra curriculum activities. Her… Read More »Blueberries
I had never even heard of colitis until my 12-year-old son was diagnosed with it. He had lost a tremendous amount of weight over the past 6 months, was refusing to eat or would throw up after eating, and was extremely (what we thought) lazy and irritable. His pediatrician ordered a string of blood tests and he was found to be anemic and his iron… Read More »12-Year Old Son Recently Diagnosed
Introduction: 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… Read More »Son Returning To College