Yesterday was a mix of really good and not so good news....
My 11 year Granddaughter Isabella suffers from Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis an autoimmune disorder and must have injections of Enbrel and Methotrexate plus take other medications and therapy twice a week..
Heres the really good news:
Isabella may be in remission! Yeah :-} Yesterday I received a call from my Daughter and Isa who were on their way home from the pediatric rheumatologist. They were so excited and said they had some great news for me. They told me the Doctor said that Isa may be going into remission. Blood work was taken and will be checked out. It will be a while before we know for sure. For now Isa must continue her shots, therapy and diet.
What fantastic news!! I have prayed & prayed for this day. Thank you God!!
We were told that many JRA children can go into remission at the time of puberty. Approximately 75% of JRA patients eventually enter remission with minimal functional loss and deformity.
Now the not so good news:
My last 2 mammograms have been abnormal. Fri. I had an Ultra Sound it was abnormal, a small solid mass was found in my breast. Yesterday my Doctor called me to his office and said I must see a surgeon. I've gone through this before having a mass removed from my other breast. After complications before & after surgery all turned out OK..hopefully this will too. Oh what a year this has been with few ups and many downs..
I'm doing a bit better with my depression. I tried the Paxil it gave me an irregular heart beat and was told to discontinue it. I guess I will just have to take each day as it comes and hope for the best.
Thanks to you all my dear blogging friends for you help, comments, cards and emails.
Bless you for hanging in there with me..
I love you! ~Mary~