The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
Ulcerative colitis is an illness where the large intestine (also called the colon) becomes swollen or inflamed. This part of your body is located below the stomach. It is the part that helps get waste out of your body.
There isn’t anything you or your parents did to get the disease, so you don’t have to feel guilty about it. It is not contagious, which means it can’t be “caught” by someone else.
The disease is a chronic (lifelong) illness, but it can often be treated with medicine. The disease might have times when it gets worse. But there also will be times when you feel better.
Eating a healthy diet and getting enough food are important steps to help. Your care team will help you know what is right to eat.