I spoke to the rheumatologist today he said he read the report and it said that it was inflammatory arthritis. I never thought I would be so happy to hear it's "just the arthritis". When a biopsy is done your mind worries about the what-ifs. Now we know for sure it's the JRA and we can fight this head on. I wonder now how long he has been in this flare up. For it to get this bad, to need surgery. I honestly have to say that in the last couple of years I have stopped even looking for swollen joints. I thought this was a thing of the past. Anyway, we are moving on.
Jacob is feeling better today. He is at least comfortable while he is laying down. Moving around is a bit difficult. He is swollen from his thigh down to his toes. He is bruising also. We started back on the methotrexate tonight. I am glad for that because it was mainly for his eyes. We are down to the prednisone eye drops 2x a day until Sunday we are down to one! Hope the picture doesn't gross anyone out. I want it in there for my own records...sorry!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Posted by Jacob's Mom at 6:00 PM