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Gramma's heart is heavy tonight. :(

March 1st, 2013 at 05:16 am

My middle grandaughter, age 5, was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when she was 2. She has had three treatments that have all thankfully resulted in periods of remission. She has to be checked every 6 months.

Yesterday was her appointment, and the JA is back and has spread. This time in a spot right behind her Achilles tendon that will require weekly shots by mom or dad, indefinately, to keep her joint from fusing. She will also have to have her eyes checked every 3 months because this form of JA is also the form that affects eyesight. Frown She told me on the phone last night that she never wants to go to the doctor again, EVER. Bless her heart.

I wish Gramma could grant that wish. But this is one gramma can't fix. I can just ache for her and give encouragement that it will be okay.

Thankfully, I get to see her on our way down south tomorrow. Cant wait to give her a hug.

10 Responses to “Gramma's heart is heavy tonight. :(”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Oh, that poor little sweetie! I'm so sorry she's going through this. Frown

  2. Foxie25 Says:

    I am so sorry to hear that. It's hard when you see your grandchild going through pain like that. All you can do is be there for them. My thoughts are with you.

  3. mamasita Says:

    I'm so sorry for her, I'm sure she will appreciate gramma's love and support, that things will get better.

  4. twest Says:

    So sorry to hear this! My thoughts are with you and the family!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    My heart goes out to you.

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  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am so sorry, Ray. That is an extraordinarily painful condition for a child to suffer through. I still remember a book I read when I was a teenager about a girl who was suddenly afflicted with that and it has always stood out in my mind as a terrible thing. And as someone who lives with chronic pain, I would never want to see it in a child.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So sorry Frown {{{Hugs}}

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Frown Oh poor baby!! ((hugs))

  10. PNW Mom Says:

    Poor baby! Sending hugs your way!

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