12-29-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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Good News!

We had Alex' quarterly blood work and check up the other day and he's doing GREAT!

He's gained 11.1 lbs and grew an inch in the last quarter - which means he's gained over 26 lbs since March! I can't get over the change in him.

His inflammation markers were all NORMAL (haven't said that in a while!) the only issues is his iron and vitamin D levels are low - so he's on supplements again.

I'm SO excited for him. I'm going to try and post a picture of him from last year hockey season to this year - the difference is PHENOMENAL! When I got the picture for this year I almost fell over...

So grateful for all the wonderful information and loving support this group provides (even when I'm not responding to things - you do! Thanks!!)

Heart-filled thanks!!!

Mom of Champ (Alex)
Dx: CD April 2010
Meds: 04/25/13 switched back to Pentasa 3,500mg/day - Lialda brought lower abdominal cramps & exhaustion); 04/05/13 switched to Lialda 1.2GM 3 pills/day verse Pentasa 3,500mg/day, prevasaid 15 mg x 1/day, elemental iron, daily vitamin, calcium w/mag D, 50,000 mg Vitamin D/week, B12, B6 supplements, Cetrizine (for sinus issues)
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12-29-2011, 10:32 AM   #2
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Fabulous news!! is a great feeling when all is well. Hope it continues for 2012. all the best. xxxx
12-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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What great news!!! So happy for him and your family!
12-29-2011, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the fab update Shell! This is soooooo fab to hear!

I feel your excitement hun and it is so deserved! I am so happy for Alex...Onwards and Upwards!

Dusty. xxx
Mum of 2 kids with Crohn's.
12-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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Thrilled for you all!!!!!!!!!!

You made my day.


Mom to Claire - 11 going on 17

Dx JRA age 3, Crohn's age 6
Acute transverse myelitis at age 5

Started IVIG September 2016
Started Tacrolimus October 2016
Neurontin 100mg twice daily
Folic Acid
Calcium/D supplement
Daily Vitamin
Daily Probiotic

No more Enbrel, Stelara, Methotrexate, Allopurinal or 6MP
12-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #6
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Thanks Shell! A great story to close out 2011!!
Mark, father of EJ

EJ dx w/ Crohn's 12/09
PSC 3/10

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12-30-2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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Fantastic news for Alex and your whole family!! Thanks for posting so we can all shout out a YA HOO!!
Kathy, Mom of 14 yr old Brian
symptoms 2005, official dx 6/2010

Praying for Remission
Vedolizumab 8-8-14
Ileostomy 3/22/14
Multivitamin,Iron,Vit D

Total EEN 12-10-13 to:TPN 1-29-14 - 4-2-14
Tried:Azathioprine,Pred,Pentasa,Cimzia Bi weekly & MTX 9/2013 to 8/2014, Humira 1/2011-9/2013, w/oral mtx 5 mos in 2013. Remicade: Had allergic reaction Jan 2011 Built up antibodies by 3rd infusion.
Has done round of Flagyl due to abcess 12/10 and 10-21-13 which helped both heal quickly.
01-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #8
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That is just great!! It is lovely to read your good news, and that you share it with everyone. I think it gives everyone a boost.

01-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #9
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So happy for you!! What great news and a great start to 2012!!!! It gives me hope to hear some good news. Prayer for many many more years of health!

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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