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).


CD said...

Well I'm not family, friends, or a parent of someone with JRA, but I am a teenage girl who has JRA and FMS. I found your site through a google search. And I want to say that it is always nice to know that you're not the only one who has this disablity but also sad that other people have to have it too.
I hope your daughter has the best of luck with her arthritis. I know how horrible it is.

Tammy Z said...

Dear cd,
I'm so glad you found this! I know what you mean when you talk about finding out you're not the only one dealing with the disability. I'm glad to have anyone visit this blog! When Anna was first diagnosed, I was searching the Internet constantly, trying to find "real" stories of kids who deal with this, to get a picture of what the future might hold. Please feel free to e-mail me at any time (
~ Tammy (Anna's Mom)