A long overdue update~~March 14 2009 at 8:00 PM
|liz (no login)|
Emily is 17 now and a junior in high school. She's still as busy as ever with the school newspaper (copy editor), track (pole vaulting), a part time job, school and friends. Screening colleges has been added to the list recently. We're hoping to start looking at different schools over Spring break. Emily wants to head north, either to Pennsylvania or somewhere in New England. Time will tell... Emily also continues to be a strong advocate, even helping prepare other kids for meetings with their legislators.
Arthritis wise things are great! Emily switched from Remicade to Orencia last spring. Since then we've been able to cut the methotrexate dose in half. The only downside is that the psoriasis flares a little more frequently but at least she is able to keep it in check with topicals. The alopecia is still an issue but things are better than they were, thankfully.
The rest of the family is doing well. Our oldest, Becky, has left the Navy and is now working and living in Atlanta. Jessica and her husband and daughter will be moving to Texas soon with the Air Force. David and his wife are in Connecticut where David is stationed on the USS North Carolina. Patrick is in Ballston Spa, New York with the Navy's nuclear power program. He is getting married in May! Sophie is in 8th grade now and already talking about how quiet it will be around here when Emily goes off to college. Hopefully she'll keep the house filled with friends!
I hope all is well with each of you and your kids,
- wow - carrie on Mar 16, 2009, 4:30 PM