Good afternoon everyone. My son (15 yo) was diagnosed with Acute Severe UC in July 0f 18. Had a colectomy in Aug of 18, j-pouch construction in Nov of 18 then is take down in Jan of 19. We've had a lot of bumps and bruises along the way. He's been experiencing cuffitis for the past 4 months. He's dropped a considerable amount of weight over the past several months (he's currently 5'8" at 104 pounds). He's on pentasa, imodium, iron, and a hydrocortisone suppository nightly. He's in the bathroom 6-8 times a day at 20 minutes a time. I want to try a probiotic, but kinda at a loss. I want to try VSL, but it's expensive and not covered by insurance. Oh, and he's lactose intolerant. Does anyone have any experience with this issue. We are also scheduled for another pouchoscopy/endoscopy in June.