Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another Update on Blake

My pictures are a little blurry because I just can't seem to take clear pictures, but I think you can get the point. Blake is slowly being weaned off the methotrexate. It is time for her body to have a break for a few months and then she will probably be placed back on the medicine. Her liver enzymes were low and so her folic acid had to be doubled. She had her blood drawn yesterday so we should hear today if that helped. Her doctor wasn't sure if her skin would act up once she was off the methotrexate but as you can see from the pictures below it is already happening with the lower doses. She is back to not sleeping through the night and having bad break-outs that she scratches till they are oozing sores. The sad thing is her skin still looks better than before so I know there is worse still to come. Her Dermatologist referred us to a new Allergist that we are going to see the being of November, so maybe he can get her on medicine to help her sleep at night. She has sores around her mouth that look like she has food that needs to be wiped away, her hands and fingers are super gross and swollen as you will see, and her feet as well. The pictures don't do her justice. She actually looks worse in person. My poor, poor Blakey:(

1 comment:

The Mangrum Family said...

Oh my goodness! I feel so bad for Blake! Please, let me know if you guys need anything!