Wednesday, May 02, 2012

NEWSFLASH!!!

Brace yourselves... they've got it!

Madam has systemic JIA - Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

Tonight we are back on a drip to receive a massive dose of steroid. Tomorrow we will begin a six week course of oral steroid which should bring down the joint swelling, diminish the pain and settle the fevers.

It is such a relief to finally have a diagnosis and to learn that her condition is treatable and manageable.

But best of all, it means we are coming home...

7 comments:

  1. That's great. I have been reading your post. Home is the best place to be. I went through the same only for two years,then found out I have RA. God Bless.TN USA

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  2. Yay! Best wishes.

    p.s. Your previous post, about appreciating the good days, etc., literally took my breath away. Thank you. Shortly after I read it my three-year-old got out of bed and appeared in our bedroom doorway. I have never been so happy to make room for him in our bed.

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    1. That is, your April 27 post, putting the bad days into perspective.

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  3. Wonderful wonderful wonderful news that they know what they are battling and all my wishes that you are going home really soon xxx

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  4. That's totally awesome. The kids and I gave it a really "wellie" kind of prayer that you'd have a diagnosis soon: didn't know it'd work that fast, or we'd have done it ages ago and saved you all those annoying nips out for a fag. The news is good in terms of knowing and treating ...

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  5. It's great that you have a diagnosis and can focus on treatment. Hope you all get to go home soon x

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