YIPPEE!! Doing TOBI for the last time ever, hopefully:)
3 month check-up, 5 1/2 yrs old
PFT(Pulmonary Function Test)
Lil' Chris had a GREAT 3 month check-up at the CF Clinic yesterday!! His weight was 46 lbs and 9 oz and his height was 47 inches. At his last visit on 10/24/12, his weight was 46 lbs and height was 46 inches, so he grew a whole inch!! No wonder I had to buy more pants for him for school!! LOL His BMI was 30 and now it is around the 35th percentile. The dr said he is doing well still b/c he grew so much. His PFT last time was 97/92 and this time 96/91, again, they said this was still good since he grew so much:) We'll take it!!
On the way to the clinic, he asked me if he was getting any shots at the drs and I said no. Then he asked if he was getting a throat culture, I said yes, and he said "Yea!! I LOVE those!!" Gotta love this kid!! How he can love it when they shove something down his throat like that is beyond me!! But I am VERY glad he doesn't mind it:) It makes my job a lot easier;)
Lil' Chris was VERY excited to tell the dr that he has been eating more foods...he told them how he ate FOUR slices of pizza the other night, and how he LOVES Mac n Cheese with cut up hot dogs in it now!! He calls it his Favorite Mac n Cheese and Favorite Pizza :)
He was also excited to tell his dr that he can now read over 50 words!!! He even read some to the drs, since that's what we were doing in between all the drs coming in and out. I was telling the drs that we just had a conference with his teacher that morning about whether or not he is ready to move onto 1st grade next year or not. He is a little behind the other kids, and that's my fault, b/c I haven't worked with him enough on reading and everything else. I've been trying really hard to work with him everyday and in just one week he has made HUGE strides!! If we keep it up over the next 2 months, he may still be able to go to 1st grade. We'll see.
He seems to do well with me, but in class I guess he doesn't participate much. And when the teacher does one on one with him, it's very hard to get the answers out of him. We aren't sure why. Maybe b/c he is shy, maybe b/c he is afraid he will get the answer wrong, maybe b/c he has anxiety about it or something...not sure. The dr suggested that he may know the answers, but has a hard time expressing himself, and that maybe he should see a Speech Teacher/Therapist or something to see if that would help. I would hate for him to be held back a year, but if it's best for him, then we will. I don't want him to struggle every year trying to catch up. I just hate thinking that he won't graduate until he is 18 instead of 17. With his life expectancy already short, I just hate for him not to get out and live life as soon as possible...on the other hand....it gives me one more year to somewhat control his meds and make sure he is taking them;) God knows best, and whatever is His Will, we will go along with it and be happy:) It was cute when the dr asked him what his favorite book for Mommy to read him is and he said "The Bible." :) Last year when his teacher told him to bring in his favorite book, he wanted to take his Bible...one proud Momma here:)
We took his Acapella to the drs and the PT said that he is doing it well, but should breathe longer when doing it and count to five when breathing out and when huff coughing. She also suggested that we should do it after each of the 3 sets on his Vest, but we don't have to. I don't see that he needs it right now, since he isn't coughing, but when he does have a cough, I def agree! I told the dr that I can't remember the last time he's had a cough! I LOVE it when that happens:) When I looked it up on my blog, it's been 4 months since he has had a cough:) YEA!!!
I asked the dr why it took longer this 2nd time around on administering TOBI and she said to check the setting on the compressor. It should be set at 40 or 45. In the hospitals they use 50, but it might make the hose pop off. So I checked ours and it was a little below 40, so I changed it. To check it, all you have to do is turn it on and put your finger over where the air comes out and look at the gauge and turn the knob. We have the Moblaire 50psi compressor. We LOVE it!!
I had to cancel my Arbonne CF fundraiser for tonight:( I only had one or 2 people say they would come. It's my fault for trying to do it on a Fri night. What was I thinking??? You can still order online until 3/1 and 35% will go towards a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis!! Just let me know! Check out what they have at Arbonne.com. From what I hear...those who use Arbonne products swear by it and won't use anything else!! The party has been rescheduled for Thurs March 7th at 6p at my house. We are going to do a Spa Day!! So get ready to be pampered girls!! I can't wait!!
My next CF fundraiser is on Tues March 5th at my house at 7pm for a Thirty-One Party!! YEA!! Last time we raised $750 for CF!! Hopefully we can do it again! Click here to get started shopping and ordering today!!
If you haven't signed up to walk yet, click here to register under my team, or you can start your own team and be a team leader! The walk is on Sunday May 5th at 11am at the pavilion by Ida Sue School!!
My birthday is this Sunday, and all I want again this year is a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis!!! So please click to donate!!! It sure will make my day:)
I will let you know his culture result when I get it. I will call them next week to find out. Please please please pray for no Pseudomonas!!! If he cultures Pseudo again, then he will be on TOBI every other month...which means an hour of treatments in the morning and at night:( :( :( His next 3 month check-up is on 5/8/13 at 10:50am, a few days after our walk.
PS. My husband and I will be working on the new CF commercial soon for our walk:) YEA!!