Luckily we have some wonderful jra angels (Moms with kids who have jra) who are so supportive and always there for us. We were encouraged to wait it out and see if it might just be a slight reaction to the lowering of her prednisone. Put our minds a little at ease.
This morning it was still swollen but looked a little better and she was limping around the house. We gave her more Aleve and tried moist heat this morning. She went to school and when she came home in the afternoon said, "it was all good." No pain, no issue!! She actually said when she got to school and started walking on it more it was like her ankle loosened up and felt better. Whew!!
So, what does this mean? Could be nothing or it could mean that as she weans off the prednisone more she may experience swelling and pain here and there in her joints. Hopefully no fevers. A friend on a web message board whose son is systemic like Allison said that when her son was weaning off he would have "little flares" with each drop in prednisone. So, that is our little "Blip" that jumped onto the screen. Keep Allison in your prayers and thoughts that those "Blips" stay to a minimum.
Thanks for checking in,