Sunday, January 9, 2011

~Prayers needed for my Bella's surgery~

Hello dear blog friends..
My granddaughter Bella's having surgery on her knee Tues. Jan11
 Could you please say a prayer for her.
 ....FYI about Bella...
 Bella has suffered with Polyarticular Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for years.
 JRA is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, stiffness and sometimes reduced motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.

One early sign of JRA may be limping in the morning. Symptoms can come and go. Some children have just one or two flare-ups. Others have symptoms that never go away. JRA causes growth problems in some children.
No one knows exactly what causes JRA. Scientists do know it is an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system, which normally helps your body fight infection, attacks your body's own tissues. Medicines and physical therapy can help maintain movement and reduce swelling and pain.Polyarticular (say: pah-lee-ar-tik-yoo-lur) JRA. Poly means many, so polyarticular means having to do with many joints. This kind of JRA affects five or more joints. Although this kind of JRA usually involves large joints, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and ankles, small joints of the hands and feet are also often involved.
 Bella's doing a bit better these days with the JRA but continues on medication with blood work and doctors visits.
 Bella also has Plica syndrome  this is why she's in need of knee surgery. She's been living with much pain/swelling..Surgery will be Tues morning. Will you please keep Bella in your thoughts & prayers?
Bella's such a great kid, I'm so proud of her! She was voted student of the month, is secretary of 8th grade Student Council, on swim team, volleyball, soft ball & choir. She keeps very active a must for children with JRA! She's also working for a place on Academic Challenge. Way to go Bella :-}


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10 comments:

The French Bear said...

Oh no, I hope everything goes alright, and yes I shall keep Bella in my thoughts and prayers!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Mari said...

Tendre a tu Bella en mis pensamientos y mis oraciones. Deseando que todo salga perfecto!

Mary said...

Keeping Sweet Bella in my thoughts and Prayers... it has snowed all day,melted a little so it will be icy in the morning. Bee school has all ready called off. Hugs for you and Bella :)

Jann said...

Of course, I will say a special prayer for your beautiful granddaughter! I will be thinking of her on the 11th and I just know everything will turn out fine--thank you for sharing your wonderful grandkids with all of us "blogger friends" over the years, Mary!

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY BELATED NEW YEARS MARY,
I WILL ADD PRECIOUS BELLA ON MY PRAYER LIST AND HAVE VERY ALL DAY PRAYER FOR HER ON THE 11TH. IT IS AWFULL TO SEE THOSE WE LOVE IN PAIN ESPECIALLY OUR CHILDREN.
LOVE AND HUGS
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Mary Ann said...

I'll remember her in my prayers tonight and tomorrow and hope for her quick recovery and feeling better.

GrandmaK said...

Will remember her in my prayers today! May God bless you all! Cathy

BellaLunaArts said...

Haven't been blogging forever but checked my sidebar today...Of Course my Bella & I will say a prayer for your sweet Bella & you!
Love Bridgette

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Mary, I've already said a prayer for your sweet granddaughter and will say more tonight when I go to bed and thruout the day tomorrow. I just know God will take good care of her. She is turning into an absolutely BEAUTIFUL young lady! You have every right to be very proud of her!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Joyce said...

Poor little thing....I didn't see this until today!!! I hope she's doing okay. I feel bad for her because I know how much it hurts. God bless her! I've prayed for her before...I'll pray again.