Monday, August 25, 2008

Medicine Update

Hello All! I thought you might be interested on how Alllison is doing concerning her medication. We have been weaning her off prednisone and Aleve ( NSAID) over the last month. Below is a list of her current medications:

Prednisone 10 mg
Folic Acid
Aleve ( we have completely stopped giving her Aleve since she is not experiencing any pain or swelling. As a result we have been able to stop the tummy medication she was taking because of the irritation the Aleve would cause.)

Friday Nights:
Methotrexate 8 pills
Ondanstron ( for nausea)

Allison will now hold steady at these levels until we go back to see Dr. Kingsbury in mid-September. We are continuing to pray that she will hold her own and keep feeling good now that she is at 10 mg of prednisone daily. Our bodies naturally produce about 10 mg. of cortisone ( natural steroid) daily. So, if she can do well at this level then hopefully when her adrenal glands begin to produce the steroid again she can continue doing well.

Again, thanks so much for your support, positive thoughts and prayers we truly believe that without them Allison and our family would not be doing as well as we are all. We are so blessed to have so many people care about us.


Jacob's Mom said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well Allison! You are in great shape to start 5th grade! I am hoping you and Jacob will have a "normal" school year! Enjoy the last few days of vacation, next week will come quick!

Joanne :)

Lorie B. said...

I just wanted you to know that I found your blog today just after starting my own. I've read a little of the beginning and I am definately sharing it with my dd when she gets home!
I am glad you all are here. My dd is 11, has PolyJRA and Uveitis. She wants to start a blog too but I don't know that she would talk about this. It is great that you have. I have put you on my bloglist.