Monday, May 14, 2007

Good News today!!! Anna's eyes continue to improve. The right eye is clear; the left eye has trace cells. We can eliminate the dilating drop at night to the left eye and the daily Pred Forte drop to the right eye. We can decrease the Pred Forte drops to the left eye from three per day to two! Any little change as far as decreasing medications or eliminating medications is VERY good!!!! I continue to pray, though, that a decrease in Cyclosporine is in the near future. I'm not a big fan of some of these potent meds.

(Anna's eye pressures are decent, also. Right eye is at 20---that should go down now that we are eliminating the Pred Forte drop. Left eye is at 17, which is a good number within the normal range).

Sunday, May 13, 2007

A BEAUTIFUL Mother's Day on City Island in Harrisburg. Getting out in the sunshine and gentle breeze with water nearby really helps to lift the spirits and is a balm for the soul! We'll see the ophthalmologist tomorrow and find out how Anna's eyes are doing.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

We enjoyed a beautiful and fun-filled day at my cousin's/uncle's farm on Saturday. Anna receives her Methotrexate shot on Saturday afternoons, and she was thrilled that a "professional nurse" (my cousin) was available to give her the shot instead of mom! My cousin has lots more practice. (I was relieved not to have to do it this week, too!)