Friday, January 23, 2009

One year today

Today, January 23, 2009 marks the one year anniversary of Jacob's diagnosis of Uveitis. I can't believe that it has been a year already! Where did the time go?

I can still remember the day so clearly. It had been a while since we had been to see the opthamologist. We went in there thinking it was going to be just a routine check-up. Why shouldn't it be. They have always been.

We got the surprise of a lifetime that day. A diagnosis of uveitis. When the doctor said that Jacob had uveitis I had no idea of the battle it would become.

Looking back over the last year, I have learned so much about the disease. A disease that no one has ever heard of. A disease that is so rare, that it is estimated that only 15 cases out of 100,000 people have it in our population. Jacob is now one of those statistics.

To this day there are still 10% of people with Uveitis going blind. I KNOW Jacob will not be in this statistic. We are so very lucky to be able to receive the care he has.

Last year this time, a journey had begun. Now we continue the journey with complete confidence that he will continue to fight this successfully. I pray the medication he is on will continue to "trick" his immune system and keep his eyes and joints quiet.

We see Dr. Foster next Wednesday. Please pray he is still doing well. It is always a surprise because this disease is so silent.


S. Bergeron said...

Keep your head up Joanne. Jake stay strong. Good luck Wednesday.