Saturday, June 19, 2010

Crohn's vs. Ulcerative Colitis

Sophie had her follow-up appointment with her GI on Thursday.  After reviewing the biopsy results unfortunately we are not really any closer to knowing whether she has Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  Right now he said it looks more like UC but there are a few factors that are pointing towards Crohn's too.  The trouble with these 2 diseases is that Crohn's often presents as UC and then the Crohn's diagnosis is made at a later date.

The good news is that Sophie is responding to the treatment that we have chosen and is feeling SO much better. 

The results from the blood draw are not all back yet --- we are still waiting for the Celiac results.  Thank you to those that sent messages advising us to check for Celiac.

15 comments:

Shannon said...

as always keeping you all in our prayers I am glad she is responding to treatment!

Meri said...

I am so glad she is feeling better. A little relief has to be a huge blessing! I will also continue to keep your family in my prayers.
xoxoxo

Hallie said...

Been thinking about you..... I'm glad she's feeling better. ((( hugs))) I'll keep praying!

connie said...

I'm glad that Sophie is starting to feel better, I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

htimm=) said...

So glad your little Sophie is feeling better, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Penny said...

So very happy that Sophie is feeling better. Keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers and sending you love and hugs.

phonelady said...

Oh wow what a relief that she is feeling better and our prayers for you and sophie and the rest of the family are still going out . God bless you laura and your family and hope you have answers soon .

Heather said...

Still praying, but so thankful Sophie is feeling better! ((hugs))

Lora said...

I am so glad the treatment is working and she is feeling better. That is the most important thing.

We are all thinking about you guys... I hope you are able to get some concrete answers soon.

Lots of love to you :)

The Crazy Pancreas said...

Still praying for your beautiful little girl! (((HUGS)))

Jen said...

So happy to hear Sophie's treatment is working and making her feel better. I have been thinking about you too and hope that you are hanging in there mama! Much love to you and your family..

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

As always, thinking good thoughts for you and your family :) - Mo

Wendy said...

Lots of prayers for your family!!!! I think of your sweet Sophie often!!

Tracy1918 said...

I'm so glad that your sweet Sophie is feeling better!! I pray for a quick and accurate diagnosis!

Sally said...

I would have suggested testing for Celiac too but for some reason I thought she had already been tested for it. You all are in our prayers!