My Mom’s Ulcerative Colitis is Getting Bad Again

My mom has had quite the journey through life. A brain aneurysm which resulted in brain surgery, a stroke in which she lost her whole left side (but can now walk again), seizures, breast cancer and now Ulcerative Colitis.

My mom has had Ulcerative Colitis for not quite a year, and right now as I type this she is laying in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV. I brought her in 2 days ago, because she could not keep anything in her… no water, nothing. She is a tiny person to start with and she has lost another 20 pounds. Enough was enough so I drove her to emerge. They have started her on Prednisone and Asacol, I think they are planning to keep her on the asacol when they ween her off the Predisone. They said that she has a severe case of ulcerative colitis and that she is going to need some sort of plan for when she leaves. I think they mean medication. She has tried the SCD diet, but really nothing has worked for her so far. I am hoping she finds some relief soon!

Ulcerative Colitis Medications My Mom Has Already Tried:

She tried Asacol when she had her first flare up but it did not help her at all! I think it made her worse.  This is her first time trying Prednisone.

Story Submitted by “Zar”


One Response to My Mom’s Ulcerative Colitis is Getting Bad Again

  1. Allyson February 19, 2011 at 8:56 pm #

    I am really sorry to hear this. I am sending lots of prayers and get well wishes to your Mom!! It sure does sound like she’s been through it all. Stay strong! “This too shall pass” :)

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