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

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CF Clinic Visit 3/16/11

Lil' Chris had his 3 month check up today. He did a GREAT job!! I can't believe how big he is getting!! He laid down on the table to get his throat culture and I just had to take a pic b/c he looked sooooo big!!! I remember when he was just a little baby laying on that table. It's crazy to think we've been there probably about 20 times already and he's only 3!! We go back again for his annual visit on May 18th at 9am. That's going to be a loooong day!! That's when we see all the dr's and nurses and social worker and physical therapist and food therapist and everyone.

Overall, he had a GREAT visit! The dr said his lungs sound really good and she was surprised that he is very healthy! Our regular dr wasn't there, so we had a young dr we never met before. I told her about how he got a rash on his body for like 3 days after eating fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, so she ordered a blood test to see if he is allergic to broccoli and suggested we see an allergist. I told her that I was going to try it one more time to see if that was it, but she said not to b/c he could have a worse reaction like his lips swelling or wheezing. She also suggested Albuterol to have just in case he ever wheezes or gets short of breath and b/c he has been coughing in bed the last 2 nights and his nose has been stuffy at night too. She suggests we do 2 puffs before Vest time in the morning and 2 at night too. Chris and I don't think that he needs it and that it's probably just allergies b/c our allergies have started too. So we are just going to keep the Albuterol on hand just in case he ever gets short of breath or starts wheezing. It's never happened before, so I'm hoping and praying we never have to use it. I'm sad in a way that he has it, but glad that we have something on hand for just in case purposes.

His weight was 37 lbs and 3 oz (71st percentile) and 3 months ago it was 36 lbs and 2 oz. His height was 40 inches and 3/4 (76th percentile) and last time it was 40 inches. His BMI was 50 and last time it was 55, but they usually don't worry unless it goes below 50. So his numbers were all pretty good, Praise the Lord!!

After our visit, we waited 1 hour to get his blood work done, then we had to wait again to get his chest x-rays for his annual visit in May. They like these to be done before the annual visit so that they can go over the results with us on the actual annual visit. He did a great job getting the needle or "shot" as he calls it;) No tears, just a little whimper. He did a GREAT JOB getting his chest x-rays!! No tears at all and he laid really still and did exactly as the lady told him!! He got one laying on his back and another on his left side. I went in with him this time, so I got some pics;-) LOL! The last time I went in with him was when I was pregnant with Ayla and didn't know it. Poor Ayla;(

After that, we went to Chuck E Cheese for lunch and some fun:) Then we came home and had some fun on the scooters and motorcycle:) They had a blast!! It was the first time Ayla got to ride her new scooter that she got for Christmas! She did a Great job pushing on the gas pedal, but....steering....that will need some work;-) LOL

Thank you so much everyone for your continued prayers!! They are definitely working!!

Don't forget...CF Fundraiser this Monday at Wooster's CiCi's Pizza between 5-8pm!! There will be a raffle for a FREE 1 hour massage!!


daniel's mom said...

Sounds like a great appointment! I love the picture of him in your header btw - makes me smile every time I see it.

Gemma said...

Wow what a great clinic visit, way to go with those stats little (or should I say big!) man. Awesome.

Good job you guys.

You're kiddos are just too adorable.