Juvenile Arthritis

Spondyloarthropathy: How Strep Throat resulted in Juvenile Arthritis

“She does not meet the Jones Criteria,” with this proclamation, the pediatric rheumatologist delayed my daughter’s Juvenile Spondyloarthritis (JSpA) diagnosis by fourteen years. Britt was a happy blue-eyed baby, exhibiting wit and opinion early on.  Repeated tear duct infections and occasional unexplained mouth sores were a puzzlement. Then she took a flight over her bicycle […]

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An Advocate for One

Back in the mid-nineties everyone was watching Seinfeld.  We caught up years later when it went to syndication.  Hubby and I were too busy raising our three little kids and restoring a 1921 Bungalow (well, just keeping the doorknobs on most days). Our world changed when our seven year old daughter, B, awoke in the […]

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