My grand-daughter aged 11 was diagnosed with Juvenile RA her life was sport. Six months after diagnosis she sometimes only got one day a week in school being just able to walk.
She is now l3 and has gone through the steroid injections, methatrexate which didnt help and has now been on enbrel since last November. It has turned her life around to such an extent that the embrel has been reduced to a minimum dose.
At her next appointment with the specialist in April she is hoping to come off it. She had nodules in her feet etc all have gone back to normal. I wrote on this site before she began the enbrel having read frightening reports of cancer claims in the US connected to enbrel.
We now believe it has disappeared or she is in remission, would be grateful to hear from anyone with similar experience and whether the RA did actually go completely or how long the remission lasted.
I hope my blog with give hope to any parents with a child in a similar situation, enbrel has given my grand-daughter her life back.