03-23-2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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Feeling grateful

My kids have been suffering the stomach flu this week, so why am I grateful?

Jaedyn was hit with the bug too today - something we've been fearfully trying to avoid. We were really scared that her NG tube was going to come up with her stomach contents. When her vomiting spell passed, we looked at each other gratefully. She smiled her sweet smile and told me, "Mom, it's still in place!" For this, we are thankful!

I'm also glad that I didn't start her on 6 mp last night as I'd planned (we wouldn't know what was what), and I'm grateful that the tummy pains she's been having today after a couple great weeks are not a flare, but are likely the temporary flu like the rest of the kids... Oh, and finally I'm grateful that Jae's vomit all over the floor was just Peptamen Junior and not the nasty spaghetti chunks I had to clean up earlier in the week from her brother!
J's story: http://apathnotchosen.blogspot.com
*J, 18, Crohn's diagnosis 1-2013 (age13), intermittent NG feedings nightly.
Osteoporosis/osteopenia, Scoliosis, EDS, Asthma, Epilepsy, Hla B-27 positive, gluten intolerant, thrombophlebitis, c.diff, depression, anxiety, postural tachycardia/POTS and multiple food allergies.
03-23-2013, 03:51 AM   #2
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Doesn't this disease give you such an appreciation for the simple things in life!

I so hope Jaedyn is soon on the mend, bless her.

Dusty. xxx
03-23-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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I'm glad its only a stomach flu .... i hope it settles soon...
Daughter dx CD March2012...
(aged 14)

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40mg Humira
125mg Imuran

Dx Premature Ovarian Failure 2014

03-23-2013, 06:27 AM   #4
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Glad everything stayed in place
Hope the flu passes soon
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03-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #5
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I hope your family is feeling better soon.

Yes I agree Peptamen is better than spaghetti sauce or in my case red Gatorade. What was I thinking.
I'm mom to............... Little Farm Girl 9 yr old
Ibd (microscopic)
dx Juvenile Arthritis
dx Erthema Nodosum
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome dx (1/26/17)
Remicade started on (9/8/14)Every 2 wks
MTX started AGAIN on 11/21/17
EN/EEN- since (1/12/13)
Past Meds- LDN, Humira, Pred, MTX, Sulfasalazine,
03-23-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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Great attitude CarolinAlaska.

And I know what you mean, I have found gratitude in places I would have never thought possible since this disease.

Mom of Johnny
Dx Oct 11 2011 Crohns disease
Prednisone done 12/30/11
6mp 50mg every day
Allopurinol 50mg -discontinued per new G.I. on 11/01/12
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03-23-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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Aw!!! Hope everyone in your house is over the tummybug!! Xx
Daughter 24, 1. Upper GI and colonic dysmotility with viscernal hypersensitivity.
2. Predominant Constipation with slow colonic transit and moderate gastroparesis,
3. Nephrolithiasis
4. Osteoporosis
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03-23-2013, 08:30 AM   #8
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I hope the flu passes quickly!
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Diagnosed May 2011

May-July 2011 - 6 wks Exclusive EN via NG tube - 2000 ml/night, 1 wk IV Flagyl
July 2011-July 2013 - Supplemental EN via NG, 1000 ml/night, 5 nites/wk, Nexium, 40 mg
Feb. 2013-present - Remicade, 5 mg/kg every 6 wks
Supplements: 1-2 Boost shakes, D3 - 2000 IUs, Krill Oil
03-23-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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Woohoo on keeping the tube in place during vomiting! I hope the virus clears your house quickly!
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C age 19
dx March 2012 CD

CURRENT MEDS: MTX injections, Stelara

Dx May 2014: JSpA
8/2014 ileocecectomy
9/2017 G tube

PAST MEDS: remicade, oral mtx, humira
03-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #10
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I'm glad it was just a tummy bug, and her tube stayed in place Hoping the bug leaves your house and everyone feels better.
Samantha, AKA Devynn's mom

Devynn (12 years old) was *unoficially* diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Dec 2009.
That diagnosis was changed to Ulcerative Colitis in Mar 2012.
Pentasa ASA Dec 2009-Mar 2012 (dosage tweaked a couple of times)
Mezavant Mar 2012- Nov 2012
Sulfasalazine-Nov 2012
03-23-2013, 11:12 AM   #11
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Hope you have a healthy house soon. Don't forget to take care of mom, too!
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- Remicade, started Nov 2013
- added Methotrexate/Folate March 2016
- Multivitamins, Probiotics, Vit D
- Small bowel resection, Jan 2013

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