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!