NY Med Features Crohn’s Disease Patient

August 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

In its last episode last night, NY Med featured an 18-year-old patient with Crohn’s Disease. The patient, a young boy named Jesse, was diagnosed with Crohn’s when he was five. In the episode, he is extremely malnourished to the point where looking at him, you wouldn’t know he was 18- he looked about 13 or 14 years old.

During the episode, Jesse has a bowel resection in which the surgeon removed diseased portions of his intestines and reconnected the healthy parts. While they were in there, the surgeons discovered that he had 20 strictures! Dan had one and I know how painful living with that was- I cannot imagine what he must have felt like with 20.

The video for the episode isn’t up yet but I will post a link to it when it’s finally online. In the meantime, you can check out the entire episode synopsis here.

I’m just excited that Crohn’s Disease got some time in the limelight on the show!

Did you see the episode? What did you think?

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