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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CF Clinic Visit 10/24/12

Lil Chris had a great CF clinic visit today! Gained about 1 lb, and 1 inch, and his PFT was 97% even though he has a cough right now! Dr prescribed antibiotic Omnicef and Flonase. Thanks for all the prayers and keep them coming as we await his throat culture results. Also, please pray for adult CFer, Tricia, as she is waiting for a 2nd double lung transplant and is having a very difficult time breathing. Her PFT right now is only 15%:( Lord give her strength!

The above was my facebook quick update, now for a more detailed one;)...
Weight was 46 lbs up from 45 lbs 3 months ago, height was 46 1/4 inches up from 45.5, and BMI was 30th percentile down from 47th percentile(dr's like it to be at least at 50). He didn't grow or gain very much, which is why his BMI went down I guess.

He did great when he got his throat culture!! He even coughed in the middle of it which was good, b/c she was able to get some mucous on the swab thing. I couldn't believe how much was on it! Please pray for no bad bacterias. I'll let you know what his throat culture result was when we get it.

He got his flu shot today and was not very happy about that long needle going in his arm. Pretty much cried and wouldn't move his arm til we went to the park to play. lol Good thing they did it at the end of the visit!

He started a cough last Wednesday, so it had been a whole week and it wasn't going away, and the dr said that his nose was pretty gunked up. I asked if she thought it was allergies or a cold and she said a cold. I pretty much figured that since the rest of the house got sick too. So she put him on an antibiotic called Omnicef. He was on this Sept of 2011. I looked back on his cough chart that I keep on the right side of this blog and was surprised that his last cough was in March! Maybe the Pulmozyme is working!! She also prescribed Flonase nasal spray to help clear up his nose. This is the first time he has ever had this. He has to do 2 sprays in each nostril 2 times a day. He did very well tonight when we gave it to him! I was surprised! Oh, and this is the first time he has had capsules for his Omnicef, usually we get the liquid antibiotics. They are huge, but he swallowed it right down like a champ:)

He did great on his PFT too!! His FVC was 97% and his FEV1 was 92% which was down a little from last time. I thought they were going to be way worse b/c of his cough but they weren't! YEA!!

Right after clinic, I did a CF AiA event today which Kohl's gave a grant of $500 for a Cure for CF!! Woot woot!! Love Kohl's and my awesome associates!!
  Thanks again for your continued prayers, M


Sharon Edwards said...

I think we can learn a lot from others that are facing some of the same issues. I notice that when your son does the vest you change the frequency several times and I'm wondering what the reason for this is. We have never been told to do this and I am wondering if we should be. Another question for her doctor when we go back next week. I enjoy reading your blog and what a good idea you have -- keeping a list of all the times he has a cough, antibiotics taken when sick, etc. I haven't done that and maybe I should.

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

Yes, we can learn a lot from each other:) The cf clinic says that it's best if we change the frequency every 10 min so it shakes deep down first in the lungs. They explain it to us like our lungs are like branches on a tree. I explained it in more detail on one of my old posts. There is a search section on the right side of my blog that you can probably search vest or frequency to read more about it. I def recommend keeping a list like I do on the side! It comes in handy:) good luck!