Monday, January 4, 2010

Rheumatology and orthopedic appointment(and ANOTHER infection)

Today Jacob had a rheumatology and orthopedic appointment.

Jacob has been really sick the last 5 days with a high fever. I took him to the pedi a couple of days ago and the doctor said he has some type of virus. His temp has been between 104-105 the last five days. He woke today again with a temp of 104.5. I decided to keep his appointments in Boston in the hopes that his rheumatologist would know what was going on.

His throat looked horrible again all white, he has some type of infection going on. The rheumatologist said all of his joints looked great. She ran a bunch of blood tests. I haven't heard any results yet. She did put him on Zithromax for 10 days though. So that means no JRA meds again until the antibiotic is finished.

The orthopedic did xrays of jake's legs and spine again. His leg bones were off about 6 cm?? I think. His spine scoliosis hasn't changed. He will just need a 6 month follow-up with him.

Once again, the fun of being immune suppressed.