"I want to thank Dr. Kunde for his excellent care for my daughter. As you can see with the rest of the reviewers, he really cares about his patients. His level of detail to help out my daughter as well as his other patients goes way beyond excellent. If I could give him 10 stars I would."

                                               - Aaron Bourne

 
Apr 30

Our IBD story

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I can remember exactly how I felt when we discovered issues going on with our son. I was terrified. I felt helpless and I was mad at myself for not figuring out sooner that he was having problems. He didn't tell us what was really going on, kept it a secret for months. We were quickly seen by our family doc and sent straight to Dr. Kunde within days. He was diagnosed with IBD at 13. It has been 2 and a half years and I am so happy to say that he is a multi sport high school athlete and a happy teenager. He has fully accepted his new normal and he doesn't let it stop him from anything!! He excels in the classroom and on the fields. I never forget the things we have gone through but I always know that my child is in the best hands. I have my moments and am always a worried momma but watching my child succeed at all things he puts his mind to is the greatest blessing!

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  • I need to preface this post with my own struggle and victory over IBD. At 5 years old I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, something you never heard of in 1977. I would struggle with at least one yearly flare which would leave me hospitalized for a minimum of a week, every year from 1977 to 1991. In 1991, I was hospitalized for 2 1/2 months my senior year which was devastating. In 1993 at 21 years old, my large intentine was almost completely perforated, so my entire colon was removed in a 2 part process. When the 2nd of my 4 children started having horrible stomach pain and then ultimately bleeding in the 7th grade, I immediately knew this was IBD. Dr. Kunde came recommended by my General Practice doctor and it is a suggestion I will FOREVER be grateful for! When my son's first procedure was complete, Dr. Kunde called me back to discuss the results. Crohn's Disease. I felt my heart drop and just completely fell apart. I KNEW this came from my genes due to my medical history. Kunde knowing how heartbroken I was, offered the kindest words, and words that would change everything. He said,"You cannot look at this as you gave this to him, but that you had IBD so that you could be the strongest Advocate for your son." And THAT was exactly what this Mom needed to hear! We began with Nutritional Therapy, while difficult for children, my son hung in there and eventually adjusted to this quite well. His main nutrition came from Ensure Shakes, which we STILL use in his daily nutrition 3 years later. We have moved to Infusions and thankfully he is doing wonderfully! I spent all of my adolencence with Pediatric Gastroenterologists...and always thought they were the best doctors, but that was before we met Dr. Kunde. I cannot begtin to say wnough about his bedside manner, his concern and his knowledge of GI issues, treatments, etc. He hears our concerns and addresses every question. My son has always felt comfortable and "heard" at every appointment. Every child and every IBD case is completely different but I have to honestly say that Dr. Kunde is the BEST GI doctor for each and every one!
  • Dear parents. I understand that living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis can be socially challenging for your child. The goal of this forum is to provide a communication platform for children and their caregivers to connect with each other. Believe it or not, many of our parents/children are in similar situation; they are looking to connect with and learn from each other. I hope you find this forum helpful. [This is not intended for medical advise or communication with our office. We are not monitoring these posts. Therefore please follow social and professional ethics when posting.] Regards Sachin Kunde, MD, MPH

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