Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Anna had an appointment with the pediatric ophthalmologist last week, and her eyes are improving! In fact, the right eye is totally clear. The left eye still has just a trace of inflammation, but less than six weeks ago. The increased methotrexate is doing its job, and Anna hasn't experienced many side effects so far (except from a little nausea and vomitting a few hours after the shot).

It will soon be a year (or maybe it's already been a year) since her eyes first began flaring after trying to taper off the methotrexate. Except for the shots each week and the nightly doses of folic acid and Pepcid Complete (and occasional heartburn), life seems pretty normal, although normal is VERY hectic and chaotic! The school year will soon be over, and with as many activities that the kids are already looking forward to, I think the summer will fly by!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

It's been a while since I've posted any updates! But I'm not sure if anyone is reading, and life has been extremely busy! We had an appointment with the ophthalmologist about six weeks ago, and Anna's eyes were improving, so the doctor did not want to change one thing. So we were optimisitc and glad that we didn't have to add eye drops again or increase the methotrexate. Went back for an eye checkup yesterday, and the inflammation in the left eye is increasing again, so we are increasing Anna's Methotrexate dose starting this week. The inflammation isn't bad, but it needs to be addressed.