Liz and her son with Crohn’s Disease

Having a child diagnosed with a chronic illness is devastating and a maze of figuring it all out can be overwhelming.  When our son was diagnosed five years ago, we had no idea where to turn.  Once the initial shock wore off, we reached out to friends and our physician to help us navigate the best way to treat his illness.  Having a doctor that not only our son is comfortable with but we also can talk to has really supported us in this journey.  We visited several doctors to make sure that this doctor/patient relationship was the best for not only our son but us.  Joining a support group also gave us the comfort we needed to help him the best we could.  Realizing that you are not alone and listening to other people’s stories has been supportive to us. It has also shown us that no matter how bad you think you have it, unfortunately there is always someone in a worse situation.  As a cliché as it may sound, keeping a positive attitude is the best way to help your child. Always remember that you are doing the best you can with the situation you have been dealt.


Liz’s son is treated at an ImproveCareNow center.

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