Jacob's pediatric rheumatologist emailed me today to let me know that
Arthritis is in BOTH of Jacob's hips. The right is worse than the left.
This MRI was ordered a few weeks ago because when he had his 3 month visit with the rheum
she could feel there was stiffness in his hips. Three months prior to this she had noticed the same.
She said it was time to do an MRI to see what is going on in there.
Jacob in not having any pain what-so -ever with his hips. That is a good thing!! He is having
continuous pain in his heels though. After emailing the rheum back and forth, she decided
to have him do Humira weekly. I asked her if adding back in MTX would be an option, but she
wants to give the Humira weekly for now. If he continues to have pain and troubles we will
have no other option than to go with the MTX again.
Jacob is not happy about the shot being weekly. He has not been doing well with the 40 mg dosage. It is extremely painful for him now.
I am trying to make sense off this all. I don't know why I feel so surprised when something pops up again and again. Each time things seem to get quiet it's like you let your guard down then BAM! It's back. Now with this hip involvement I feel more fear for his future. This disease isn't going anywhere. We are 7 years in and there is no end in sight. A lot of emotions are running through my head tonight. After a good nights rest, I will be ready to fight again.
Please pray for all the kids dealing with this disease. As Jacob said tonight "I am sick of this stupid arthritis".