Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cautious Optimism

#4 had her quarterly appointment with the rheumatologist this morning.  As I watched my daughter hopping around the exam room, I kept thinking back to last year when she couldn't hop at all. This year, we are creeping ever closer to the magic word -- REMISSION. This morning, the doctor cut out one of her drugs and lowered the dosage of another. She still gets two shots a week, but the amount of the one that burns is less.

I am trying to guard my heart and not hope too much. There is the very real possibility that a lower dose could bring the arthritis back in aggressive angry flares. There is also the very real possibility that it will be the first step down and away from all of this nightmare. We could be walking away from it...please...please let us be walking away.

5 comments:

DarcsFalcon said...

Praying so hard for you!

sayin' i love you said...

It´s ok to hope :)

Considerer said...

Praying it's on its way out

Mary @ Better Than Eden said...

Prayers for your sweet girl that it's leaving for good.

Ashley said...

Praying her hopping turns to running as this goes into remission!