Tag Archives: immune system

Take ten raisins and call me in the morning

Occasionally, my friends in the juvenile arthritis group on Facebook vent about something stupid that was said to them, often with the best of intentions. Another frequent complaint is about uneducated relatives, or even worse, those relatives with some medical … Continue reading

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Juvenile Arthritis at the dentist

Today I made dental appointments for the kids tomorrow.  Then I remembered when you get your teeth cleaned sometimes your gums bleed.  For most people that’s a “meh.”  For a kid with systemic juvenile arthritis, it’s a big deal.  Apparently … Continue reading

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Time for Plan C

Marty goes to the rheumatologist on Tuesday.  Tuesday, as in after both kids are scheduled to go to a major league baseball game with their dad on Monday.  The doctor doesn’t want Marty to have any more Enbrel, but if … Continue reading

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All Day, Every Day

OK, so I mentioned earlier that Marty thinks I’m obsessed with juvenile arthritis.  Maybe he’s right.  I have this blog, my twitter account (JA_mom), my facebook JA friends group (under my real name), and lots of facebook friends who are … Continue reading

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It’s just not fair

I just read this post in a group I am in (the name was changed, of course): “…there is a likelihood that because of Stevie having JRA so young and all of the medications used to control it, that as … Continue reading

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::cough cough::

Well Marty has been fighting a cough for almost a week now. Doctor F, our family doctor, isn’t sure if it is a bug or allergies or both, but his compromised immune system doesn’t help. He got a breathing treatment … Continue reading

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