Hello my son was diagnosed with Chron's disease in March of 2006 after having an emergency abcess and fistula surgery in January 2006. He did not present typical, his symptoms were not typical and his tests were inconclusive but after many opinions we have been diagnosed. He was 11 years old when we found out and he is now 13, we are about 1 1/2 years into the disease and he is having some problems with food. It is so hard to get him to understand the seriousness of this disease at such a vulnerable age in his life. He doesn't seem to be concerned which in some ways is good but also concerns me as mom because I want him to understand the complications. He currently weighs 77lbs and is very concerned as to why he is so much smaller than other kids. I am not sure what else to say to help him. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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