Thursday, July 26, 2007

A HUGE step in the right direction . . . . GREAT NEWS! Another ophthalmologist appointment today, and it was one of the best appointments in a very long time. No inflammation at ALL!!!! Anna isn't always aware of everything that's being discussed at these appointments (the doctor takes notes while facing away from her but towards me, and even though I can hear him talk to his assistant, Anna can't), and when I told her afterwards that her eyes are totally clear, she was thrilled, and then asked, "So why do I need to keep taking all of this medicine?" :o) We can't go "cold turkey" on the meds . . . . they are what's keeping the inflammation at bay for right now. But at least we can start to make little changes. For the next six weeks, we'll go from two eye drops down to one per day. But we'll keep the Methotrexate and the Cyclosporine (and Leucovorin and Pepcid Complete) at the same levels. Maybe we can lower the Methotrexate or Cyclosporine in six weeks. We'll see. But in the meantime, we'll be happy and grateful for this reprieve! A great way to start the school year coming up. We'll just hope we can keep lowering med doses. As I always tell all of those who I e-mail with this information, thank you ALL so much for your prayers. I know that God could choose to heal people if He wanted, but I also know that He has a greater purpose for the journey He sometimes allows us to travel, even when it seems like a heart-wrenching and painful road. I'm just grateful for now that we're at a plateau were the view is NICE!