Category Archives: Medications

The party’s over….or at least on hiatus

Well, it’s been two years since Caitlin had her last infusion of Actemra.  Two years since she took her last dose of methotrexate.   Two great years of remission – of vacation from almost everything we lived with her systemic juvenile … Continue reading

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The Super-Magnificent, Splendiferous 100th Post!!!

OK… It’s not all that spectacular, really.  But in honor of this 100th post, I thought I would take a look back at where we were when I first started this blog, in September of 2009, and compare it to … Continue reading

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Gut Reaction….

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the article in NY Times magazine, published two days ago.  It was the most e-mailed article yesterday, and certainly generated a lot of buzz among those in the juvenile arthritis community. In the article, a … Continue reading

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Big Sur…..

I think if there was a moment that I truly envy Dave’s experience on this ride… well, there are many – but if I had to pick a few, this would be up there. It’s the moment when the riders … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Before the Dentist?

You may remember that my daughter’s dentist and I had a pretty rocky road to travel on the way to our current state of mutual respect.  Now, we routinely exchange information and I honestly feel as if he has come to … Continue reading

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Cease Fire….

I have often said that our experience with arthritis has been like a war – a series of battles.  It’s been one step forwards and two steps back, constantly searching for the right treatment and waiting to catch a break.  … Continue reading

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Night night, sleep tight….

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth When Caitlin was two, she learned … Continue reading

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