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.


  1. So thankful to hear this good news about Rachel! I'm also praising the Lord for healing - my husband had back surgery yesterday and he's doing well! While he has residual pain from the surgery, the nerve pain that had been bothering him so much is gone. He should be discharged from the hospital this morning, and we're praying for a swift recovery. Thank God for answered prayer!!

  2. Yes, thank God for answered prayers! How wonderful that your husband is doing so well, and that he can already tell that the surgery has helped. Praise God!

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    1. Laura, yes, it is! And I know that you have been faithfully praying for Rachel; thank you!

  4. PRAISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!