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Friday, October 25, 2013

1st Visit from the Tooth Fairy!!!

Guess who lost his first tooth at 6 years old???



He was sooo excited that the tooth fairy was coming, that he couldn't fall asleep!! :) LOL  Is it weird that Mommy couldn't sleep either just anticipating the look on his face when he found out the tooth fairy had come?!? LOL

Luckily his most recent favorite movie is The Tooth Fairy with The Rock:) He's been watching it over and over and over...I guess anticipating when HE was going to get a visit from the tooth fairy;) Lucky for us, on the movie the kid only got $1 from the tooth fairy, so when I asked Lil' Chris what he thought he was going to get, he said $1. I wasn't sure how much it should be these days, so I was glad for the movie;) LOL

Now the tooth next to that one is loose and also one of his top front teeth is loose too!! Looks like he may be asking Santa for his 2 front teeth this year;p LOL
M

Saturday, October 12, 2013

1st Grade Field Trip to Ramseyer Farms

 Cool tunnels to run thru and peak through the bubble:)
 Cool new slides:)
 Lil' Chris doing flips, and Ayla getting buried in the corn:)
 Lil' Chris' turn to get buried:)
 Lil' Chris' Wooster Christian School 1st Grade class
As you can see in the pics, the kids had a BLAST at his 1st grade field trip to Ramseyer Farms!! He has a great bunch of classmates this year:) I look forward to getting to know them and their parents better:)


Friday, October 11, 2013

Culture Result!! / Pulmozyme WORKS for Lil' Chris!!

We finally got his throat culture result back and it was NORMAL AGAIN!! THAT'S 3 TIMES IN A ROW!!! WOO HOO!!! This momma is sooooooo excited!!!

I'm hoping and praying he goes the whole school year with all normal culture results! He goes for check-ups at the CF Clinic every 3 months, so his next appointment is on 1/8/14. Last year it was the end of October that he had his worst culture result...Pseudomonas:( But I guess we successfully eradicated it, b/c now he has had 3 NORMAL cultures!! YEA!!

So for now, no new changes to his daily routine. He still....
-takes 8 pills every morning, 
-5 pills with every meal and snack, 
-we try to feed him as many calories as we can(I wish I could eat whatever I wanted! lol), 
-he does his Vest for 30 min in the morning before school and 30 min at night before bed, 
-and he does his nebulized medicine called Pulmozyme every night.

I just wanted to say that we really do appreciate all that you have donated over the past 6 years, b/c it really helps bring out new and better meds for all CFers!! I gotta tell you...Lil' Chris has been on Pulmozyme for over a year now(he started last July) and he has only had one bad cough!! THAT'S AMAZING!!! He used to get 4-5 bad coughs a year! He used to be on antibiotics all the time it seemed! In the last year, the only antibiotics he was on was Omnicef until they discovered he had Pseudomonas, then they switched him to TOBI and Cipro. He did this one month on and then one month off and he hasn't been on any antibiotics since...and NO BAD COUGHS SINCE!!! WOOHOO!!! THANK YOU PULMOZYME!!! What Pulmozyme does is, it thins the mucus so it can be cleared out of the lungs much easier. CFers get thick, sticky mucus that builds up in their lungs and can cause really bad bacterias, like Pseudomonas, to grow. It is usually very hard to get rid of too, so we got very lucky. 
During his reading homework, he said he could even read it with his eyes closed;p LOL!!! It was sooo funny, b/c he kept peeking;p LOL!!!

Thank you everyone who prays for Lil' Chris on a daily basis!! Keep the prayers coming that he never gets Pseudomonas or anything worse every again!!

Thanks,
M

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Vest and Travel Neb!!!!!

 Guess who got too big for his blue Vest?? He now is in a Child Large!! I can't believe it!!!!
He is shooting with his Army Gun. LOL
 This looks like a school pic :) LOL
  He said he wanted the "Army Vest" b/c Spencer goes to the Army:) I think he learned to pose from Spencer too;p LOL

 New travel nebulizer. We are renting it to see if we like it...we'll probably end up buying it. It's pretty cool and he likes that he can walk around during treatment time:) 1st time ever not being tied down during treatment time!! (he started the neb before putting the Vest on to test out his freedom;)
Here are some pics of him using the travel neb, disposable neb cups, and his Army Vest on vacation to DisneyWorld...:)
 Ayla wanted a pic too;)
 He liked putting his arm thru the tubing;p
I def recommend using disposable neb cups when on vacation!! They were soooo nice!! They came individually packed, we used them, and then just threw them away!! Soooo easy!! We didn't have to worry about how we were going to sterilize them and dry them. We will def be using those on every vacation going forward!!!


http://mustardrevolution.blogspot.com/2013/09/2-years-ago.html  Remember baby Chaia from 2 years ago when I posted about her and her rare genetic heart disease?? Well, guess what?? She is still fighting like a champ!! Check her blog to see her cute lil' face:)

More Disney pics coming soon:)
M