Daughter with JIA?
Hi, I hope someone might be able to share their experiences and offer some advice. My daughter is 6 in three days. She has had a swollen knee for three weeks. I have taken her into A n E on the 14th and blood tests and X rays were fine. They thought it was in response to a virus. I had a follow up phone call on the 24th. The doctor was surprised the swelling hasnt reduced and on hearing she is very sore in the morning and limps suggested it maybe be JIA. I am of course terrified it might be. She has referred us for an MRI, but i phoned up today and there is a 3 month waiting list. They also seem to not want to refer us to rhuematology until we have an MRI scan. So i am left with no diagnosis, and a child who is increasingly unable to move without limping. Not sure where this leaves us. It is breaking my heart seeing her limp and i am very unsure if any one can help, atleast for the next three months. Any advice would be very welcome. Will