another update after 3 months...
We have had more labs after coming off all meds, and those turned out great, too...everything normal. We have past the 3 month point, and are continuing with the diet for the most part, adding other foods very slowly. So far, we haven't added very many, but it being the holidays, the kiddo has wanted to splurge in small ways. However, the "results" (which is how I describe the effects of different foods on her bowels), are still normal. My daughter looks healthy, and she seems happier than I have ever seen her.
I want people to read this and understand that THIS WORKS. I talked to a man a few weeks ago whose own daughter lost her colon last year. If only I could have talked to them sooner...
Although my daughter is technically "off the treatment," we continue the process for the most part. We are just now tapering down the enemas to every-other day. She still drinks plenty of water and continues with the vegetables and other foods included in the diet, and we try to slowly add foods that aren't completely "new", in the sense that they are similar, or contain the same ingredients as the foods she's been on during this treatment.
I've already heard stories of other people who "tried" this treatment for one day, and then quit, because they couldn't curb their addictions to processed foods long enough to see that it's so effective, and so natural and CHEAP, compared to major surgeries and those ridiculous "cover up" treatments they are now advertising. I understand it's hard to give up pop tarts and cheeseburgers, but I really believe it's got to be harder to give up your colon.
I think it should be major motivation that a 13 year-old child gave herself over to the process and beat the statistics. And she didn't cheat once, although we can only imagine how hard it has to be for a kid that age to hang out with her candy-chomping peers, and have that much will to heal.
We are getting another set of labs, just to keep watch, in the next week or two, (when all this crazy midwest snowstorm junk goes away), and I'll post again. Until then, I just want everyone to know that it's been a pain-free three months for her, and a relatively stress-free time for us. I wish I had better words to paint a picture of how RIGHT this treatment is, but these posts will have to do. I hope many, many more people suffering from u.c. and the like will benefit from Sheldon's advice. Thanks again.