Thursday, February 11, 2010

Check up day

Multiple appointment day today. Two for PuffyFingers herself; Dermatology and Rheumatology. One for LMI, dermatology.

Dermatology went well for both girls. I think we might be winning the war on the molluscum. I don't think I've ever posted about the fun we've had with molluscum contagiosa. I'll have to explain all sometime.

Rheumatology was mostly successful too. All joints seem to be clear. I asked lots of questions about the jaw and I got to see the CT scans. Turns out it's mostly good news. The surface of the bone (corti something) is growing back nicely. There is a small dip on the upper surface of the left side of the jaw bone which is the "destruction" referred to by the facial surgeon. The only question mark is the space between the upper and lower jaw is looking very large - larger than it should. A large gap could mean increased synovial tissue which could mean arthritis.

The rheumatologist is going to speak to the facial surgeon. Hopefully it's nothing and will mean no changes, but if there's any questions we might be heading back over the lake for an MRI.

In other news: They took some blood to check that the liver is returning to normal after the methotrexate. Results expected tomorrow.

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