Well we are headed to Cincinnati tomorrow (Friday) for Ayla's Rheumatology appointment. We usually DREAD these appointments and put them off for as long as possible, but this time we have decided to stay the night and go to the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday morning. Ayla is so excited, I just hope that the weather is nice so that we can enjoy it! Oh, and when I say "dread" I want to clarify that we love Children's Hospital but when we go it just reminds us that we have a child with a chronic illness and it can be emotionally difficult and stressful at times.
When we decided that we would stay in Cincinnati on Friday, I called the Children's Hospital and asked about hotel rooms. They were so nice and pointed us in the right direction for a room. Not only did they get us a huge discount on the room, but we were also able to get free tickets to the Zoo. Yippee!! We really like Children's, everyone is so nice and the doctors are the best!! We just wish that it wasn't so far away :) It takes us almost four hours one way and we usually make the trip up and back in one day. With two toddlers, that is not so much fun!
Please pray for a good report. I am going into this appointment feeling very good because Ayla has been doing so well lately. I am hoping and praying that they will discontinue the methotrexate and just keep her on the Enbrel only.
I hope everyone has a good weekend, I am sure I will have plenty of Zoo pictures when we get back!!