August 27, 2007 4:33am CST
I hate what lupus has done to my mother. It's an enemy. I feel so sad seeing her in pain so often. For 10 years, I've watched her suffer. I've prayed for her so much but it's gotten no better. I have R.A. and that can be painful enough, so I can only imagine how she feels from week to week. I'm pregnant, and my husband and I are preserving our baby's cord blood. But I'm not sure how effective that is in treating lupus. I haven't done much research on it. And plus, my son has a health problem, and I think we may be able to use the cord blood for him, so giving it to her wouldn't be an option for this pregnancy.