Well we headed to the U of M Childrens Hospital today for a appt. with Dr. Bothun (Ped Opthlamologist) to re check the eyes to see if the increase in meds 4 weeks ago had gotten rid of the cells in the eye. Unfortnately there was no improvement. I was very let down. Dr. Bothun had said the last time if there was no improvement by today that he wanted to add another med. Today he was going to but called Jackson's Ped Rheumatolgist Dr. Vehe to discuss it with him and he didn't agree with adding another med at this point. He wants to give it another 4 weeks first. As much as I was completely against adding another med I feel that at this point we have waited a long time and there has not been any improvement. The only thing that has really helped at this point was the joint injection. So at this point in time I am with Dr. Bothun and would like to add the other med if its going to help. The longer the cells stay in the eye the more damage it does! For the meantime we did increase the Pred Forte eye drops and he is already on the max dose for the Methotrexate and Naproxen so those will stay the same. What a disapointing day, the whole ride home and tonight I couldn't help but feel so depressed.
As far as the episodes he had a couple of weeks ago, I am waiting for his Ped to get back from vacation to talk to her and see what she wants to do. I choose to wait because I have become very particular with who Jackson sees just because of the history with other doctors not listenig me. I love the 3 doctors he has now and don't care to see anyone else.
I had a old high school friend, Keely, in town this week from Oregon. Keely and her little boy and another friend Liz and her 3 kids came over last night for supper and to play. Jackson loved it and had soo much fun! The picture above is all the kids.
Jackson rode the bus to speech today. He was so excited before the bus came but when he got on and I went to leave he looked terrified. But when he got home all he talked about was getting to ride on the ''big bus.'' It was cute!
He has another cold, he just had one last month too. But we can thank the wonderful Methotreaxte for that. He seems to be doing just fine with it but given his worthless immune system I will watch him closely and I am sure it will take a good 2 weeks to fight it off! I am bracing for a long winter of illnesses with him being on methotreaxte which is a immunosuppressant drug. And now that he is in school 4x a week there will be no avoiding all the germs!
Well thats it for now, next appt. is Oct. 13 with Dr. Bothun and Oct. 15 with Dr. Vehe. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!