I just wanted to let you know that I'm sorry that your Mom has been DX'd with lupus. I'm sure you're very scared about it. Please know that we're here for you to answer any questions and offer any advice that we may have.
I know reading about lupus can really frighten folks, but lupus is so different between us all. Some do so well and others not so. Myself, as you know, haven't done well, however, I know several friends who have.
The best thing you can do for your Mom is to be there to help her, make sure she gets plenty of rest, eats well, gets some mild exercise, and help her keep her stress levels low. Listen to her when she needs to vent and just support. Having a good support system is a HUGE deal. Trust me I know, I've not had that and I'm certain it's partly why I"m not doing so well.
If I can be of any help in anyway, let me know.
DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.