Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
In March 2020, Kylie complained about knee pain. We assumed a growth spurt. Later, she complained about pain in her knees, ankles, toes, and fingers. It became so severe she walked on her tiptoes and couldn’t use stairs. She was immediately sent for bloodwork. A week later, Kylie was seen by Karla Jones at Children’s Rheumatology and additional bloodwork was ordered. On May 21, Kylie was diagnosed with polyarticular JIA. Kylie experienced lots of firsts-hospital trips, anesthesia, shots, blood draws, MRI, and side effects from cancer treatments. Kylie still makes us laugh, shows grace, humility, strength and fearlessness.
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