|Savannah (in blue shoes) running the Jingle Bell Run with her friends, |
one step at a time.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Running the race...one step at a time.
Well, we made it through the Jingle Bell Run for the Arthritis Foundation. Savannah did a great job as the honoree with the run having almost 1,500 participants and raising over $91,000! This run was the most successful in the history of Montgomery Jingle Bell Runs! God is so good. Wow, think of all the research and people that can be helped! Hopefully, a cure is in the near future! Thank you to everyone who supported Savannah financially, emotionally, physically, and through prayer.
Here is the latest on Savannah and her "journey with arthritis". She continues to have good days and tough days. The colder days and weather changes are hardest on Savannah. Though, the good days far outweigh the bad days, thanks to the medicines.
Savannah's rheumatologist is changing her medicine up some. Instead of doing a weekly Methotrexate shot, she will now take 500mg of oral sulfasulazine twice a day, every day. This is an older medication and the doctor is still trying to figure out the right combination of drugs that will give Savannah the most benefit. Savannah will continue with her Orencia infusions at Children's Hospital every four weeks, as well. So the good new...no more weekly shots for now! Whoo Hoo!