Saturday, September 12, 2009


I took Kayla to her Rheumatologist the other day...
this was her follow-up from JANUARY!
(only 7 months late)
She confirmed that Kayla does indeed suffer from JRA.
When we saw her back in January,
she was hoping that her symptoms
were a result of a virus instead.
Because she still has the signs and symptoms,
her doctor ruled out a virus and told us definitely JRA.
Her left knee was still really swollen, painful and stiff.
The doctor told us that she has quite a bit of fluid in that joint.
She wants Kayla to continue her naproxen
and see her back in a month.
If the fluid is not gone, she'll give her cortisone shots.

Today was Kayla's second cross country meet.
She's a tough cookie.
During the middle of her run
she looked over at me,
mouthing that she was in SO much pain.
She came across the finish line in tears.
Back to the Rheumatologist we go...


Sarah said...

Poor kayla

LL said...

Kayla!!! you are tough.
Hopefully they can find something to relieve the pain.
Good for you for still running!

shirlgirl said...

Kayla--so sorry you have so much pain in your joints. You were a trooper to continue to run.

April said...

Kayla is so brave- like her mom! Good luck

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

Day by day momma. I am sorry that she has to suffer through this.

Jo Jo said...

Have you done some research into a special diet that might help? No dairy...? I'm so sorry. She is a trooper, that's for sure, and dang cute. Miss that girl! Friends and all ;-)

Anonymous said...

Go Kayla go.
Wish I could be there to cheer you on...maybe next year.
Mimi loves you.

Steve & Missy said...

Becky I had to take naproxen growing up for my arthritis, but now I take tylenol or ibprofen if my legs hurt alot! I know how Kayla feels.