Monday, April 28, 2008

Good Appointments!

This is a funny picture of Anna! (Her brother Joel took this one.). Two thumbs up for two good appointments (actually, when the picture was taken, she wasn't even thinking about doctors' appointments, but I thought this fit!).

Anna's joints are doing well. We go back in August. Her eyes continue to very gradually improve, as well. Right eye is clear; left eye has just a very occasional cell, hardly even worth a "trace" rating . . . the doctor said between 0 and a trace! Great news! The next appointment is in seven weeks instead of six (YAY!!! For awhile, we were going every 3-4 weeks.). And the ophthalmologist is thinking that if her eyes stay this quiet for two more appointments, maybe---just maybe---we can think about lowering some doses of the medications.

Good news, indeed. Even though uveitis can fluctuate, we will be happy for the next seven weeks, and eagerly anticipate the day when we can begin lowering Anna's medications. Although I try not to think about it much, when I do allow myself, I cringe at the amount of medication that is going into her little body (I don't think she's had a break from medication since she was 23 months old). As always, we do so appreciate the prayers of everyone as we continue on this good part of the journey.

Friday, April 18, 2008

A New Photograph . . . More Updates this coming week . . .

I know it's been quite a while since I updated this blog. And I know I have some comments to respond to, also. (Sorry for the delay!) Life has been super-busy lately. We've spent a lot of time this month at some track meets and church meetings (after spending last month renovating a room in our small house). Here's a recent picture of Anna with my husband, Scott. They're waiting for Anna's brother's race to begin. Anna has two appointments next week (pediatric rheumatologist and pediatric ophthalmologist), so I will give an update within the next ten days. Promise!