|My daughter Ellie on the monkey bars with |
Addison, Ainsley & their older brother Connor.
But what I can't relate to is todays news that my bestie, Laura & her husband Jim received today about their third child, Ainsley who is now diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I sigh on the phone when she rings with the news. I can't imagine having two with the disease and having a different type of the disease to boot. Especially when Addison isn't in remission & continues to battle her arthritis (getting on Enbrel soon to her mix of Methotrexate).
I know that Laura & Jim are different parents with Ainsley's diagnosis than they were with Addison's. They can face this news with more courage & knowledge & aggressiveness than they did years prior being in a daze with Addison's diagnosis as a toddler when every piece of language is new & you have to look EVERYTHING up. The scariness factor is gone, but I am sure its quickly replaced with anger & bitterness of "really!? why?!"
Laura & Jim... BLECH. I love you & I love Ainsley so much & hate this for her. But her journey will be different as this disease is with every child. And I know you will tackle her diagnosis with strength, determination, mindfulness & she will not suffer because of it. Lots of love & support from here to there.