my sister, natalie, has junior rheumatoid arthritis (jra). she's had to deal with it for the past eight years (since age 2). more recently, she had been off all of her medications and was doing fantastic. just a couple weeks ago, things started to take a turn for the worse again. she was sore, then it got to the point where she didn't even want to walk around at all. my dad would have to carry her around. it just breaks my heart that such a little spitfire has to deal with such a painful disease.
today they went to the children's hospital where her rockstar doctors are. it seems her jra is back with a vengeance. they've got her back on her medicine(s) and hopefully she'll be on the road back to recovery (and back to running around playing with her friends).
please, send a little prayer up to the big guy and ask that she is better soon.
thank you so much.