October 1, 2009

In desperate need of sleep

Throughout the 5 years I have had Crohn's disease, the most important thing I have learned is that I require so much sleep, and R&R time.

My daughter has been sick off and on for the past month and a half, to make a long story short, my health has suffered immensely.

With only a few hours of sleep most nights my body is screaming at me to snap out of it and start taking good care of it again. How do you decide that it is time to put your health first instead of your childs? For me, I chose my child. I believe this is how most mothers would feel.

September 24, 2009

Can Young Children have Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is usually diagnosed in young adults, and into older ages. What is Not mentioned in barely any articles is that most Doctors often don’t diagnose Young children with Crohn’s Disease, only because they do not know enough information themselves to make a diagnosis-why is this? Why is it that there are short little blurbs in their medical text books about Crohn’s Disease, but have hundreds of pages about Colon Cancer-Crohn’s Disease, often times can turn into Colon Cancer if not treated soon enough, or properly.

It is hard enough on a grown adult to have to deal with the chaos Crohn’s Disease brings to their lives. The kinds of obstacles that make the already hard job of simply growing up for kids, is made that much harder having to deal with a life of pain.