The best news of the day was that Ivy was approved for more Intragam.
Another six months, before we have to present her case again but the immunologist felt that it really would not be an issue.
Over the course of the last six months, Ivy’s IgM and IgA levels have begun to drop away. Ig M antibodies are usually a first line of defence in fighting off infection and makes people who are deficient prone to pneumonias and other pneumococcal disease.
IgA deficiency is associated with upper respiratory tract infection, lung disease and gut disease, three things we have been struggling with for most of Ivy’s life.
The immunologist’s own words were that Ivy’s immune deficiency was ‘evolving’, so what was initially thought to be a transient immune deficiency, now looks as though it is going to stick around for good (or bad, really).