Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eye check. Humira every 2 weeks, Methotrexate every 2 weeks. Holding steady!

After driving through some crazy traffic this morning, and waiting to see Dr. Foster for 2 1/2 hours, the report is good! Jacob's eyes are clear, cell free! They have been clear now for 2 years, 4 months. (well one little trace cell count a few months back, but nothing to lose sleep over).

Cataracts have not grown.

Jacob sees the rheumatologist next week. We will find out if she will decrease meds further.

It is her call at this point. His joints seem to be doing well. He definitely does not complain.

Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New linked blogs

I have linked a few more JRA blogs to here. Go check them out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Live Vaccinations

I just got back from taking my youngest son to the pediatrician
for his routine physical. The question came up again wheter
or not to give him the MMR vaccination. The MMR is a
live vaccine. Live vaccines are contraindicated for Jacob
because he is immuno-compromised. Now Daniel is
not immuno-compromised, but he has close contact
with Jacob on a daily basis. When siblings receive
live vaccines they can be putting the other child at
risk of contracting the virus. The pedi and I decided that
it would be a good idea to continue to hold off of any
live vaccines for the other boys, while Jacob is on
the medications he takes for his JRA.

If you remember, last year ,the school was administering
the live Flu Mist. I was advised by Jacob's doctor to
keep Jacob home during the administrating of the

The risks may be small that Jacob can contract a virus
from his brothers getting live vaccines, but it is a risk
that I am not willing to take.