As told by her mom
At the age of two, our youngest and 3rd daughter, Charlotte, started limping inconsistently and woke up one morning with a swollen knee. She was diagnosed with pauciarticular juvenile arthritis (less than 4 joints) in October 2007. One month later, both knees were drained and given cortisone injections. Then a month after that, a wrist and an ankle were done. It all came on at once and it came pretty fast -- including arthritis going to the eyes, called uveitis.
It’s the uveitis that's been her biggest battle. She's tried many medical options and we travel across the country to see a uveitis specialist to find a medical cocktail that has her joints and her eyes under control. We are keeping our fingers and continue going to the eye doctor every four weeks.