Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Juvenile Arthritis...Just Keep Living Your Life to the Fullest!

Savannah's arthritis continues to be manageable. Though, she still gets quite stiff and deals with daily pain (especially in the extreme cold!), she keeps on moving forward and smiling!  We stopped the methotrexate the week after we started it.  The combination of sulfasalazine and methotrexate made Savannah feel horrible!  Again, always weigh out your positives and negatives with drugs, and if the negatives outweigh the positives...try something else!

The sulfasalazine has worked better for Savannah then any of her other drugs  (Remicade, Orencia, Methotrexate, and Oral steroids to name a few).  So, we will stick with just the sulfasalazine for now.

Savannah's jaw MRI showed little inflammation and no further treatment needed!!  Whoo Hoo!!
Savannah's biopsy of her rash showed it was NOT Psoriosis, but eczema!  Another Whoo Hoo!!! (Note: The pitting in her nails still indicates psoriatic arthritis).
 So, we are feeling very blessed. Thank you for your continued prayers.

Savannah recently starred in her school play and did a good job if I say so myself!

Savannah has also found a new favorite pass time
...drinking hot tea!

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