Our discovery with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


Cat’s illness is up and down, she has her good days and her bad days. In August the doctor said her illness is in medical remission with drug therapy. However in September we got some bad news on her MRI, it shows she still has active arthritis in her jaws. She started to not want to take her injections. I tried to get a nurse from the doctor but she didn’t want to put in the request. SO I have been paying a nurse to come and give her injections. Which is getting costly. Other than that, Catherine is doing well she is growing up, and doing well in school, but it we pray everyday. I am afraid that my husband will get out of the military that her insurance will stop. My insurance won’t cover preexisting conditions. We are going to host a benefit for Catherine’s honor though.

*Just a note, I was giving Cat her injections but when she got sick in August and was off for about a month, she had a hard time with me giving the injections, I had been giving them to her for the past 2 years. I don’t know what happened, she got really nervous with the nurse, and we also had a therapist speak with her about her relaxation techniques. So that’s why I haven’t given them to her, it usually is about a hour process to get her to calm down and not move while I give her the injections.

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Comments on: "Well sorry it has been a while since we updated" (2)

  1. I wonder if you can’t learn to give the injection yourself (it’s really easy, I promise) and find a place that will let you buy methotrexate from them (distributer etc) for much cheeper. Just a thought.

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