Arthritis in kids is different from arthritis in elder people. Jaja arthritis is because of her autoimmune. Yes, you normally heard this in House tv series. Actually this autoimmune is the 'unknown cause'. Autoimmune is when the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the body's own tissue or organs. In Jaja's case it was her joints. I would say Jaja is lucky because she has Polyarticular Arthritis, Rheumatoid Factor Negative. Some kids have more severe arthritis condition than her. Some of you may wonder whether she may had it during my pregnancy or when she was born. The answer would be 'No'. Again, Jaja was totally fine when she was born until suddenly this autoimmune kicks in. Until now, the medical world is still searching for the answer- what triggers autoimmune?
Another thing I need to share is JIA has no cure. Yeah.. you heard that right. JIA can only be managed by medication. I will usually get 'that' kinda stare again when I said this. Hence I will write about this in my next post. For now, let this video do the talking.