Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Better and Better!

Rachel had another encouraging appointment today.  According to Dr. R, she looks great (we already knew that!) and is doing great.  Everything is just about as good as it can be.  Basically, if you didn't already know that Rachel has JDM, there is no way to look at her and see it.  Hooray!

Dr. R cleared her to do just about anything, even a trip to the beach.  Of course, there are caveats:  lots of sunscreen and other common sense things to protect her from the sun.

The other good news is that we can start tapering Rachel's methotrexate dose.  As you may recall from her last appointment, we've been able to give it orally instead of subcutaneously, and now we can give a little bit less.  Assuming that Rachel continues to do as well as she has been, we can continue the taper until August when we can stop giving it.  Double hooray!

Once again, we give God all of the glory for how well Rachel is doing.  Without His hand on her, well, we don't want to think about it.