Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Daniel is continuing to do okay. He is still saying his hip hurts when it goes out to the side. He isn't limping though. I am hoping another couple of days he will be completely better.

There is more sickness in the house tonight though!! I have a feeling this is going to be a VERY long winter. Jacob came home from school running a fever. His temp is almost 101. Tonight was supposed to be his Humira shot. He is just feeling awful. Stuffy nose and a headache. I wasn't sure what to do with the shot so I paged the rheumatologist. She said to hold off on it tonight. If he is better tomorrow give it to him. If he is still running a fever she wants me to call them. It seems like a balancing act between giving immune suppressants and keeping the jra at bay, and giving them and hoping it doesn't make him sicker during an illness. Viscious circle! With JRA, illness can sometimes cause a flare of the arthritis or uveitis. So withholding meds is not a good idea! I hope I will be able to give him the injection tomorrow. This Monday, in the morning while Jacob was finishing homework, he complained of his wrist hurting. He was having trouble writing. He had just started with the cold. I wonder if it was because of the illness.