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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Over 700 Hours on the Vest!!! / CysticLife=Cool Stuff:)

I've been so busy lately, that I didn't realize that Lil' Chris had surpassed the 700 mark!! He pushed the button by accident on the Vest machine yesterday and I was shocked to see 715 Hours!! Time flies, even when it's spent on a shaking Vest 1 hour EVERY day!!

In the pics above, you can see that the velcro straps are tight again! YEA!! So glad we got this 2nd blue Vest! The velcro on it is WAY better!! Plus, it's nice to have a second one for when we wash this one;)

As for a CF Update...Lil' Chris is doing GREAT!! PRAISE GOD!! I was just looking at his cold/cough/antibiotic lists on the right hand side of this blog and noticed that he is due for another cough soon and antibiotic...well, at least that's how it seems to have been going this whole year...every other month he has been on an antibiotic for a bad cough. We are trying REALLY hard to hopefully skip this month;) We went to Vitamin World and bought more chewable Vitamin C's (500mg's) and a new Omega 3. This new one has Vitamin D in it too which is GREAT for trying to prevent colds, so I'm told;-)

We weren't sure if the kids would like the pineapple that they added to this new one, but we bought it anyway and they LOVE it!! They each get one Omega 3+D and one Vitamin C every day to help keep the sniffles away;) Why? Because every time Lil' Chris gets a cold, he ends up with a bad cough, which ends up with antibiotics;( So we gotta keep those colds AWAY!! I was SO glad when one of our sitters told me that she had a cold a few days before she was supposed to come, so that I could find someone else. We LOVE our sitters...they "GET IT"!! :)

Lil' Chris' next CF clinic appointment is on Dec 15th. Please pray that he stays as healthy as possible and that all of us stay as healthy as possible since it seems like once one of us gets sick...ALL of us get sick!! Everyone at work can attest that I always carry my sanitizer;-)Mommy's gotta stay healthy to keep her boy healthy:-) I LOVE YOU LIL' CHRIS!!!!!!!!

Hey, do you guys remember me talking about how AWESOME CysticLife.org is?? Well, it's hard to believe that it's been almost a whole year that Ronnie and Mandi and their friends started CL!! They are doing something fun for their birthday, so here it is in Ronnie's words.... "It's time for the 2011 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and we're dreaming big. We want 2011 new members to join CysticLife.org by January 11, 2011 (our first birthday). THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY TO NEW MEMBERS: Everyone that joins before 11/22 will be entered to win an iPod Shuffle. (Also, don't forget that everyone that joins during the drive will be entered to win an iPad!!) Join TODAY!!" http://www.CysticLife.org/ (Remember...you don't have to have CF or be a CF mom like myself to join CL. It can be ANYONE!! I love CL, b/c I know that there is always a place I can go to if I have ANY questions about CF or just want to learn more about CF!!)

CysticLife is also up for a Pixel award, isn't that sooooo cool?!?! Please vote and share this with anyone and everyone you know. How cool would it be for CL to win a web award? You can vote everyday!! http://www.pixelawards.com/nom_win_2010.php#Blogs VOTE VOTE VOTE!!

Thanks for everything,



Gemma said...


So pleased lil Chris is doing so well, awesome news!

I've recently joined cystic life and agree that it looks like a fantastic community. I'll be spreading the word too.

Hope you are doing great too?

Take care


MHughes said...

Great news Michelle!! I have a question though, have you thought about starting Lil Chris on some sort of inhaled medicine? Just with him being on antibiotics often, I was just wondering if you've considered this. Maybe not since his cultures have all been clear (lucky!). Keep up all your good work Mama!!