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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Test Results / Cure to the Common Cold???


Here are the results from Lil' Chris' chest x-ray, blood work, and throat culture from last month and what the dr said about them...


-Chest x-ray came back normal. YEA!!! :)

- vitamin D level is normal- "this is great and hard to do in the winter" the dr. said :) I guess the Coromega Omega3+Vitamin D and the gummy Vitamin D's I have been giving him this winter really helped!! We are going to continue to give the kids these year round since the whole house went ALL WINTER WITH NO COLDS!!! Can you believe it??? This was a first!! My husband and I had a sore throat at one point, and I remember feeling sick one day, but completely fine the next, so I guess it was just allergies, but THAT WAS IT!! Have we found the CURE to the COMMON COLD??? My Dad was the one who told me about Vitamin D and I guess he was right!! Maybe it IS the cure to the common cold!!! "THANKS SO MUCH DAD!!! It's soooo important to keep Lil' Chris as healthy as possible and your knowledge on Vitamins has helped him soooo much over the last 3 1/2 years of his life!! Between all the Vitamins you gave me to take when I was pregnant with him, and all the Vitamins you suggest he take like the Omega 3 and Vitamin D and Vitamin C's, AND with the AWESOME air purifier you gave us, and your knowledge on how important exercise is to the lungs, and not to mention your awesome donations to the CFF....I honestly believe you have single handily helped save and extended my son's life!!! I will never be able to repay you!! All this combined is the greatest gift you could ever give me....a "healthy" Cystic Fibrosis son!! I LOVE YOU, DADDY!! YOU ARE THE BEST DAD IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!!"


- allergy testing: "Looking at his results, the only thing that probably causes a problem, or is high enough to consider abnormal, is cats or cat dander. I would still avoid broccoli (that lab is a special send-out) since after you have a reaction, the next reaction can be more severe."

- GGT- "this is a test of liver health, as are some other tests that were sent (AST, ALT). His GGT is mildly elevated(his GGT=50 and standard range is between 3 - 22), and something we will likely keep an eye on over time, but nothing to act upon right now." ;-( I'll definitely be asking about this at our annual visit!

-Throat culture- sensitive staph aureus like the last few times. YEA!! No big bad bacteria!!! Thank you Lord, b/c Nathan, my nephew, is coming in a couple of weeks and if Lil' Chris had a bad bacteria, then they wouldn't be able to be around each other since Nathan has Leukemia.

We will go over everything in detail at his annual visit next month, so I'll let you know more then. As for an update on Lil' Chris...he continues to do GREAT!!! He amazes me everyday when I look at him and think about how much worse it could be right now. I'm praying, praying, praying that a CURE will be found before he gets worse!! The donations have been rolling in, so that gives me HOPE:) Thank you to all who have donated so far!! It literally means the world to our family!! If you haven't donated yet, but would like to, click here to make a difference today!!


Thank you for all your prayers and keep them coming!! :)

M

2 comments:

Victoria's Mom said...

No colds, all winter - that's fantastic! I'm happy for you guys - such a good report. Keep up the great work!

Katey said...

So glad lil Chris's labs and test came back good. And I'm so glad and impressed that your entire family went the whole winter without any colds...YAY!! I'll have to give the extra Vitamin D a try. Praying lil Chris' annual appointment will go well and all your questions will be answered. That is interesting about the liver tests, but i do know many CF patients have increased AST and ALT values. It's amazing how many people i see in my nursing clinicals have elevated values as well, even when there is no reason for them to be elevated. Hoping it's no big deal and that it can be taken care of if needed.