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Vania Melamed wrote at 2012-10-09 03:12:11
My eldest daughter was diagnosed with FMF after blood tests and stool samples confirmed she had no parasites or other disorders, and had no signs of infection, no response to anti-inflammatory meds.  A descending 10-day dose of prednisone at age 7 years saw a dramatic decrease of episodes and severity, with a maturation out of the disease's symptoms completely by age 9.5 years old.  48 hours of colchisine therapy almost killed her; her fevers broke instantly and shot down to a 98 degrees F from 105, which could have sent her into shock, because for the next 24 hours following the first and only dose of colchisine, my daughter was non-responsive and limp.  Now, with the fourth child and third daughter, we are experiencing the exact same symptoms; she is 2.5 years old.  With the eldest child, she was approximately 4.5 years old once we noticed symptoms.  Every two to three weeks, both children got high fevers, no other symptoms, the fevers lasted about 5-7 days, during which neither eats and is extremely lethargic.  Thanks to G-D I am still breastfeeding the fourth child and my fifth who is an infant.  This helps give her much needed nutrition since she refuses to eat during these episodes, and can barely walk.  I recommend you speak immediately with a pediatric rheumatologist about possibly beginning a weight-appropriate 10-day or 5-day prednisone regimen (orally, not via injection), as again, colchisine nearly killed my eldest daughter.  It was a nightmare, as those initial 48 hours after taking the colchisine, we thought we'd lost her.  She appeared comatose.  I would not recommend it, but since I'm not a doctor, again, you need to speak to your rheumatologist.  Ours was not pediatric but she was very familiar with Esther's background medically, so we felt she was a G-Dsend.

Melissa wrote at 2014-01-26 17:34:08
My son who is now 19 did that same thing from an infant to the age of 2 when he was diagnosed with stills disease it is just a form of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis maybe you should get them to check him for that!


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