Savannah was diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis at the age of 8 years old. This blog is dedicated to all the prayer warriors who lift up Savannah in prayer and the 300,000 children in the U.S. who suffer with juvenile arthritis. We want others to know that kids get arthritis, too.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Second set of Jaw Injections...In the near future.
Picture of Savannah before her first set of jaw steroid injections.
Savannah has arthritis in her jaw...both sides. This causes her jaw to hurt, and can eventually cause permanent damage if not treated. She had steroid shots injected into her jaw this past January (2012) in the hopes it would take care of the arthritis. She had a follow up MRI about three months ago. It showed some of the arthritis still present. Savannah's Rheumatologist said to "watch and see" if the pain in her jaw got worse and more frequent...and if it did, Savannah would have to get another set of injections in her jaw. Well, Savannah HATED her first set of injections worse than anything else she has encountered with her arthritis. SO, when I told her what Dr. Weiser said, she said she was keeping her pain to herself. I have seen her grimace more and more frequently the last several weeks. So, she comes to me last night and says, "Mom, we need to have a serious conversation. " I am thinking, "Huh?!" She continues, "It is time for the jaw injections." The pain must be super bad. So, here we go again! To be continued...