A big freakin' WOO HOO!!! We got word yesterday that Amanda has been approved for Remicade. This is the medication that costs $40,000/year and is given by I.V. infusion once a month. We're absolutely ecstatic -- particularly Amanda. She's so looking forward to getting some relief. From what the rheumatologist tells us, she should feel the affects by her second infusion.
A little funny -- when we opened the original letter, it said Amanda had been approved for Botox?? When Tim called, they said "OOPS" and told us that, no, in fact she was approved for Remicade. Got a good chuckle out of that!!