Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy December

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to update everyone.  Bevin got to see the new Pediatric Rheumatologist on December 2nd…it’s the first time she’s gotten to see one in almost a year…althou her regular pediatrician has been an awesome substitute.

The new Peds Rheum was really great and spent an hour with us, which I thought was pretty generous since I know they schedule appointments every 15-30 minutes depending on the doctor.

He had me start from the beginning (what made us first bring her in) and how she’s done since then.  He then did a full check-up on Bev and she flirted with him the entire time…yes that’s right, I sat there and watched my TWO YEAR OLD flirt with the doctor as he checked all her joints.  It was hilarious!

Her right knee (the most affected joint) is still a little swollen, nothing horrible, but bigger than it should be.  So we upped her MTX to .3ml (from .2ml) and will see if that helps.    

He is also concerned about her growth (Bev is very small and skinny) and specifically stated his concern about her height to weight growth so we have to keep an eye on that.

In the three weeks since she’s had the MTX upped she has not cried at all during any of her shots, that’s right folks, no tears for three shot nights in a row!  Now she doesn’t take the shots willingly, but no tears from a two year old…that’s rock star status!

We have the recycling drive back in full force for the 2012 walk and have already raised $175 in recycling! J

Merry Christmas!