Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bug bites part 2

Jacob went back to the rheumatologist last Thursday, but I forgot to post about it! His mosquito bites were still not healed yet. They were looking better, but not gone. His lymphnodes were still pretty large. The doctor still didn't want to put him back on his arthritis meds yet. The plan is to continue the antibiotics for the remainder of the ten days, and to email her a picture of his knee this Thursday. The doctor wants to be sure his knee is free of any infection before restarting. The end of this week it will be three weeks since he has had the MTX and the Humira. We are risking a flare up in the hopes that his body can fight off the infection. The medications as you know are immune suppressants.

I will be very curious to see what his eye exam shows when we return there in a few weeks.