The doctor confirmed his tentative diagnosis of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis. I think most people are more familiar with Crohn's disease, and from what I understand, Colitis is kind of the sister disease to that. They are both types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, with Crohn's occurring anywhere in the GI tract, while Colitis affects only the colon. It can be painful and debilitating, or it can be well-managed with long periods of remission. We will understand more after we meet with the specialist again on Friday.
We are praying for wisdom, for us and for Sebastian's new doctor who we will now be seeing a lot of. We're praying for a manageable degree of this illness, and for a full and happy life for our little guy.
Thank you for being such an awesome, prayerful community of friends. We are blessed to have you.