Monday, September 22, 2008

Visit to Dr. Kingsbury

Boring, Boring, Boring!!  That is what Allison was at the doctors and we LOVE IT!!!!! Keep giving us boring and we will be very happy.    Dr. K checked her over and no issues with joints, movements, inflammation or anything.  What a blessing and answer to lots of prayer.  

Where do we go from here?
    Well, Dr. K said that we are to continue to taper ( wean) Allison off the prednisone.  We will drop her dose by 1 mg. each week until we are able to stop.  As we continue this process we will remain on alert for break through symptoms.  We hear often kids get right down close to being off and BOOM, they are hit with some break through symptoms.  So, we will see how it goes for the next 7-8 weeks.  

   After she is off the prednisone and symptom free we will probably wait a year keeping her on Methotrexate before we try to take her off that medication and see what happens.  So, we still have a road ahead of us but we continue to be encouraged by Allison's progress.

  Her blood work result were great by the way.  I am not sure I mentioned that previously.  
    Sed. rate 3 ( if you remember it was 0 but Dr. K assures us that is very normal) Sed. rate is 
    one we watch closely to see if she has inflammation going on in her body.  When Allison was 
    at her sickest she had a Sed. rate of 92.  Such a difference.  

Thanks again for all your positive thoughts and prayers they have helped us so much and continue to do so.  

The Bradner Family 

2 comments:

Leanna said...

Praise the Lord! What a great report ... yeaaaa Allison! We are so happy that you are feeling better and that the appointment was "boring"!

xo,
Leanna

Kristi Erickson said...

WONDERFUL report, Allison!!!! I hope school is going well!!!