What treatment can be used to stop bleeding, due to a flare up from Crohn's Disease in a 14yr. old?
He is currently on, Omeprazole, Prednisone, Flagyl, 6MP, Pentasa, and iron tablets.
At the moment, he is having a bad flare up with, a lot of bloody diarrhea, his potassium level is very low, and he is lethargic as well. He also has a very poor appetite and when he eats he gets bad stomach pains. His doctor has mentioned the possibility of inserting a central line for a feeding tube.
We are Jehovah's Witnesses and so we of course do not allow for blood transfusions. His doctor today, mentioned the possibility of a blood transfusion and then remembering we were Jehovah's Witnesses, said to never mind and forget she said that ( Though of course we can't, knowing that she could very well have a transfusion in the back of her mind ).
Does anyone have any suggestions/therapies that could be used to successfully treat bleeding from crohn's disease?
Thanks, Caleb Nelson.