Hello, all! It’s been a while since we communicated you in this way, but there are a few updates to keep you in the know.
On May 5th, Bree went had a procedure to remove a tooth and get x-rays and a good dental cleaning. The procedure itself was uneventful, but it was at Baileys Square Surgery Center, so everything else was a bit of a cluster. The personnel work hard and mean well, but they are understaffed and I think their processes are a bit undercooked.
Then, this past Thursday, May 26, she went under again, this time to treat her Juvenie Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) with Kenalog injections in her left wrist, and both of her knees and hips. It was at Dell Childrens Hospital, so it was much smoother. Procedure was at 9:00 and we were home by noon. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
She was fine on Friday, but on Saturday, the pain in her knees in addition to a killer migrane drove her over the edge. As we’ve mentioned before, Bree has an exceptionaly high tolerance for pain, so if gets to the point that she’s in tears, you know the pain is great. She was more than in tears, she was despondant, inconsolable.
It’s been a while since my heart has been broken by my daughter’s pain, but it broke anew Saturday. Four hours, multiple ice packs and Tylenol and ibuprofen later, her pain subsided. She was singing and dancing by late afternoon.
She’s having another bout today, but not as severe as yesterday.
On a happier note, she turned 11 on the 24th, if you can beleive it. I can’t. She’ll be starting mid school next year which is total crazy sauce. I don’t even know how to process that.
Hope all is well with all of you.