Responding to steroids

Samaa had another echo today to check the response to steroid treatment. Last time, the pericardial effusion was much less so she has been decreasing the dose, which her mother was relieved by as the medication was causing Samaa to have disrupted sleep, be extremely hungry and full of a lot of energy all the time. Still, she is very well loved by all of us, and is a beautiful girl with a fun and sensitive personality. We love her and her sweet mum very much.

Good news, today there was no pericardial effusion seen in Samaa’s echo.

She needs to decrease the medicine, then stop it before the next echo to see if she can safely return to Kurdistan.