Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Uveitis is on the attack...

Our son is currently battling a terrible flare up in his eyes. It hit suddenly and fiercely. I got him straight into the eye doc yesterday and it was confirmed that he had many "live cells" in both eyes and a large amount of inflammation. We started Pred Forte eye drops 5 times a day now to try to get things under control quickly. I talked to his Rheumatologist and we are going to be adding Humira along side of his weekly injections or we are going to have him start monthly iv treatments. The arthritis in his joints has been controlled over the course of the past few months, but now we are an uphill battle to save his vision. Wesley's rheumatologist and Opthalmologist are discussing our treatment plan this morning, so I will keep everyone posted as we get more info. Please keep Wesley in your thoughts and prayers as he fights his own little body...


  1. Hi, I volunteer with IAAM (International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement~formerly the Buckle-Me-Up Movement!). What we've been working on in February and March has been reaching out to people on our JA blogger list and asking if we can post them as a resource on the JA page. To start, could we have contact info from you to add to our blogger list for our records. And if you give us the info, then we will also post your blog as a resource for others on the JA page. Please email me at danalm_iaam@yahoo.com and let me know.
    We also invite you to participate in World Autoimmune Arthritis Day on May 20th 2012!

    World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

    Join us for a 47 hour, Global Online Virtual Convention aimed to bring global awareness while learning more about your disease and ways to manage it best!

    Thanks, Dana M

  2. Hi Dana!

    My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. We just relocated to New Mexico. I will email you with our contact info. We'd be happy to be a part of the IAAM.