08-01-2014, 02:39 AM   #1
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A new doctor

So, we saw the new doctor on Thursday and he seems AWESOME! I definitely want to switch. He's easy to talk to and he just came from CHOP. He has 3 young patients with Crohn's on the SCD, doing well, no meds. So, he's familiar with the diet as well, unlike the other doctor.

My son's inflamation was 515 and it went down to 185 so he wants us to do another fcp in a month and if it's not normal, my son will do EEN and start methotrexate. That's the plan.

He seemed totally open to our going to CHOP for a second opinion and said he could give us the names of good people to contact, etc. but I sort of feel like CHOP came to us, so I'm waiting on that for now. My son hates to travel these days...
08-01-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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Glad it all went to well! Being comfortable with your doctor is a huge relief in itself! I hope his next FC shows continued improvement.
Tess, mom to S
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
08-01-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Great news! I hope you can switch to him!
Mom of M (20)
diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 16
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at 12
Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis at 16

Mom of S (23)
dx with JIA at 14
Ankylosing Spondylitis at 18
08-01-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Yes a new doctor can make a big difference. Maybe it won't change the course of the disease but when you feel like the doctors are on your side it's changes your attitude for the better. I hope it all works out.
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,
08-01-2014, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the support everyone! It helps!

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