Parent Perspectives

When my child was first diagnosed…

“There are many paths to wellness.  It can take a while and the road can be rough, but you will find your way.”

“Finding out your child has UC is a very scary time.  So overwhelming…all the drugs and their side effects…the possibility of surgery…nothing seems like a good option.  Find support in parents who have going through it.  Talking to parents and their children, and seeing that they have gotten through it and are stong people will help you get through it.  A support group can give you ideas on treatments and help you understand what to expect.  Knowledge is power and can decrease fear.”