My son has had Crohn's all his life, only it wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago. He had two feet of his intestines removed last year. The doctor said his intestine was twisted and very bruised. Apparently none of the meds he had been on when newly diagnosed did anything.
My son is currently going to a homeopathic doctor to see if another surgery can be avoided.
There is hope that getting diagnosed early can prevent surgery depending on the severity of the disease.
I pray daily for all with Crohn's.