Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Mommy with new hope

I know in my very first blog I said I would update everyone about Sami's knee after we saw her Ortho. Well, that visit came and went and I didn't update my blog. I really like her Ortho and he did new X-Rays and we talked about how her JA is doing along with her Discoid Meniscus. After all was said and done he agreed with Dr. N that she needs surgery to fix her Discoid Meniscus since it is fixable and her arthritis can't just be fixed by surgery, but then he dropped the bombshell on us that he didn't want to touch her. Seriously, aren't you a Pediatric Ortho? So why don't you want to help fix my baby? Granted you are the same doctor that told us it was "Just Arthritis." So anyway, he referred us to another doctor in the his practice. And today was her appointment with Dr. Warnick. Yes, I gave the actual name of the doctor because I was just so pleased with him.

When the kids and I walked out my son said "Mommy, you're smiling and I haven't seen a smile like that in a long time." And yes my babies, Mommy is beaming!!!!! It maybe a cloudy day with a cold front trying to come in but I am smiling :-)

So anyway, Dr. W went into great detail of Sami's knee and drew me pictures compared to that of a "normal" child. We talked about how even when Sami's knee isn't flaring how she's still always in pain, we talked about Sami's knee when she is flaring. And it was when he drew me pictures of how Sami's knee is from the Discoid Meniscus and how it should look is when I really understood why Sami is always in pain. My knee would hurt all the time too if my knee was like that. The MRI Dr. W had to look at is about a year and half old so he has ordered a new MRI so he can see the change in her knee now from the last one because her knee was so inflamed the last time. Dr. W even went on to tell me that if her new MRI still shows the issues with her arthritis that her old MRI shows he says he can even fix some of it. She won't be arthritis free but he could maybe help it. Woot Woot!!!!

Sami has her Remicade on Tuesday and because Sami needs to go to sleep for her MRI I was lucky enough to get this MRI scheduled for the same day as Remicade day so we will go back to ACH next Tuesday for her Remicade, they won't remove her IV and we'll walk over to Radiology for her MRI. I am so happy Sami won't have to get two IVs and this worked out so well.

Pain free hugs to all of you and your babies!!!


  1. I am so glad they are finally helping Sami's knee! This is good news indeed!

  2. Doesn't it feel great to find an amazing doctor!! Ohh..I so hope this will help sami's knee pain!!

  3. Yay! I'm so glad that someone great has been dropped in your laps. It feels so great when you get truly good news! I so hope he can do exactly what needs to be done.

  4. Fantastic news all around! Keep us posted!

  5. it's very common that orthopedist don't like to work with arthritis patients b/c we don't "get well" and "aren't cured" by their surgeries. It SUcks..... but yeh