Friday, April 11, 2008

Daughter update

A couple of people have emailed me asking about my daughter. I remember I offered to give an update and haven't done so. She is better, but we don't know why. The joint pain does not seem to be continuous and she doesn't have the extended bouts of fatigue. She's been back in school. So all that is good.

We saw the specialist for JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis). Dr. Ruth says there is a strong possibility it isn't JRA (which is good), but she can't say for sure yet. So more blood tests have been run and it's back to the opthamalogist since the condition of the iris is a strong indicator. (Strange, isn't it?).

Dr. Ruth said Kelsey does have another condition I've never heard of, hypermobility of the joints. It can cause joint pain like she is having and could be the cause or part of the cause of what she's been dealing with.

So we continue to pray for healing. Friends who have been down this road have told us there are no quick and easy answers with JRA and similar conditions. Friends have also encouraged us with their love and prayers. And for that we are most grateful.

2 comments:

Joseph said...

You let your daughter see Dr. Ruth, that woman who everyone heard about in the 1980s? No wonder they can't find anything wrong.

Seriously, I am glad she is well and she still is in my prayers.

M. Snyder said...

I'm sorry I didn't know that Kelsey was ill. We will pray that the doctors are able to accurately diagnose her condition so treatment can begin - whatever that may be. We will also pray for continued healing as well as for strength and encouragement for the entire family.