... but Crohn's is one of those "doesies" that the medical establishment doesn't seem to have much of a handle on judging from the varied treatments the few I've known with it have tried.
I occasionally listen to Dr. call-in shows on the radio (mostly when nothing else is in reception). It seems a lot of callers call in for this disease. It may well be worthwhile to at least seek out a specialist that works with a comprehensive approach of nutrition and "traditional" medical techniques as a matter of routine. We never really know about the callers, etc., but it seems that quite a few I've heard have had significant improvement with dietary/supplemental changes.
My best to Annette, and your family will remain in my prayers.
That's an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and ulceration of the intestines (The "growth" turned out to be part of her intestine being where it ought not to have been). It's not "curable," but is controllable with anything from a change in diet to surgery.
She's going into the hospital in the morning for more tests. Mommy's with her. We'll know more in a day or so.