It has been very hard for us to find much information on his condition and I am asking for anyone's help on this. He has morphea on his chest, shoulders, arms and hands. We are currently having the problem with his fingers starting to turn due to the skin tightening and it has spread quite rapidly.
When we were first told about the morphea we thought he would have a few spots but nothing else major would come of it. Now we have been told he could have some serious problems.
We have an appointment with a rheumatologist tomorrow morning and we are very anxious to find out more information about what we can do to help our son cope with this. Anyone who has any hints or ideas on how to help him please let us know.
I am so glad I found this web site as now I don't feel so alone on this scary journey which we have been forced to take.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and, hopefully, to help us.
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