I do not technically have lupus, but have a high ANA due to other issues. I just wanted to post to add to the consensus that many people get an elevated ANA for many reasons and some for none (or at least nothing) so the tests afterward will help more.
I was always sick as a child and some of my problems are due to just poorly treated infections that never resolved (I have throat infections from infections as a child that were assumed to be strep that were actually a staph infection). After about
four years off and on bad throat problems they finally cultured and gave me the right medicine and I got well for a long time. As I got older, my throat started causing me problems again, mostly due to the old chronic infections, the docs say.
You are a good mom and this is good she is getting this sorted out as a child because it will prevent problems that many older people have because health issues were not taken care of properly when they were younger.
I wish you both the best. BTW, my oldest son was the weak one, always having a cold, having problems, weak and not doing well in school and my youngest was the strong and healthy and doing the best in school. My oldest child, the most unlikely, is actually the healthiest as a young adult and my youngest is turning out to have more health issues. So you can't really tell. My doc always used to say, when you get sick with colds its a sign that your body is doing what its supposed to, more a sign your immune system can still muster a response and that it does rest occasionally. I'm not sure if they said that to make me feel better, but when I did have a serious chronic illness, I never got a cold because my immune system was very active. I thought I was really healthy, but really I wasn't. So you never know.
Well, I wish I could say something to make you not worry but being a mom, we do. I hope everything turns out just fine.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn