Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated on Jordan's journey with Pediatric Chrons Disease. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Jordan started to show signs of sickness in the Spring of 2017. He complained of a sore throat. He wasn’t eating well leading him to rapidly lose weight. Jordan also looked pale and was exhausted. His parents, Jaison and Kisha took him to his pediatrician. A series of test were conducted to figure out the problem, but came up with no helpful diagnosis or treatment. They were initially told it appeared Jordan had Lymphoma.
In August of 2017 ,It was clear to Jaison and Kisha that Jordan was getting sicker, but the medical guidance they were receiving wasn’t working. They made an appointment with a specialist at The University of Maryland Pedatric Hematology Oncology.
Before the time came for the appointment, Jordan health reached a crisis. He fell ill and was taken to University of Maryland Pediatric Emergency. Doctors also discovered that Jordan had bloody diarrhea, which he was hiding from his parents.
Discovering the cause: “The doctors at UMMS told us they suspected Crohn’s diease remembers Kisha. Blood tests showed signs of inflammation. Followed by an MRE, which confirmed inflammation in the small intestine. A series of test were done including an endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Treating IBD is complex, as there is no one definitive treatment for all patients. Jordan stayed at UMMS for a week and was given an infusion of Remicade®, a biologic medication used to treat Crohn’s disease. Medication can be an effective treatment for Crohn’s by targeting substances in the immune system that contribute to inflammation and symptoms. He also begin taking Pednisone, folic acid and methotrexate. Jordan's Journey has just begin. We are longing for the day he's in remission says , kisha.