Crohn's Disease diagnosed my 8 year old
My 8-year-old son was just diagnosed with mild Crohn's disease. He has the type that has no stomach cramping and diarrhea but perianal disease with constipation, fistulas, fissures. No Celiac. His colonoscopy and endoscopy shows mild Crohn's symptoms in his intestines, but moderate perianal disease. The doctor's first choice is to put him on Remicaid, but after researching, my husband and I are unsure that's the way to go since it's so harsh. Has anyone had or heard of a child this age going through this kind of treatment? We are leaning toward asking the doctor to not take a top down approach, but maybe a step up approach. He hasn't tried any meds yet for him so we're not sure why such a strong med first. Any advice would be so much appreciated. We feel kind of lost at this point. Thank you.