Our old CF Commercial that plays on MCTV. Still working on this years.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A New Antibiotic

Look at how BIG this bottle is! I just had to do a comparison:)
Remember this post....well, his cough never did go away. So I called on Monday like they said, but played phone tag for 2 days with the CF nurses. Then we got a call on Wed asking us to take him in as soon as possible to do a throat culture. The doctor wanted to see what, or if, any bacteria was growing on his lungs. So we went after work and did the throat culture. Our favorite CF nurse was there and did it. I was so happy, b/c she is so nice and gentle(she just happens to have the best name in the world too, my name:) Lil' Chris usually cries for a little bit after getting his cultures, but this time he barely whimpered! She was so gentle. I wish she could do it every time!

The results won't come back until Monday, so the doctor prescribed an antibiotic in the meantime. If the throat culture comes back and he has grown a bacteria that needs a different antibiotic to get rid of it, then he will change his prescription to whatever he needs. But for now, he is on something new...Sulfatrim. It came in a HUGE bottle and it doesn't need a refill and it doesn't need to be refrigerated! Only problem is...Lil' Chris hates it. But he has only had it once so far, so hopefully he'll get used to the taste since he will be on it for 21 days unless they change the prescription. He has to take 2 teaspoons twice a day. That's a lot to try to get down his lil' throat when he keeps pushing it away:(

I'll let you know the outcome of the throat culture when we get it back on Monday.


1 comment:

Aunt D. said...

Wow! That is a big bottle! I'll be praying that the throat culture comes back negative! Do you guys have one of those dropper type med dispensers? This is going to sound horrible but when E was little & on antibiotics all the time I used to have S hold her sideways (like a baby) & just make her head down a little bit. Then I would put the dropper way in her mouth & squeeze out a little at a time. It forced her to swallow it w/out spitting it back at us. I felt so bad for her! But she had to take the medications to get better. Anyway, for what it's worth, that was my trick! =) Miss you guys, talk to you soon!