My 9 year old son was just diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Athritis. He was seen at the Shriners Hospital in Springfield Mass yesterday. Just from examining him she said he had it in his left knee (very swollen) his right ring finger, his right wrist, and his right anke (very swollen) I didn't even notice that his ankle was swollen till she pointed it out same with is finger and wrist.
We brought him to an ortho dr cause his knee had been swollen for several weeks. but the ortho guy found nothing wrong as far as trauma. So we were sent to the Shriners.
She took x-rays and blood work yesterday and I should know more tomorrow.
I am a bit overwhelmed right now and not sure how to react.....