July 1, 2010

Good Clinic Day

So, like others that expect to see great results after getting a g-tube .... tada ... he gained two pounds in about 4 weeks. He grew 2 cm too!

His PFT's were kind of low today, his FEV1 was 75%, which is low for him, but the doctor thinks perhaps it was low because he had some abdominal distension. Otherwise, he overall looks really awesome!

Well, we aren't just happy because of a great clinic day. Our friend from Child Life had just gotten a message that someone donated some Rangers tickets. Guess what lucky kid gets to go to a Rangers game this weekend?


We got some other "goodies" too. To quote a joke from a much earlier blog post I made, "You know you've been dealing with CF too long:  When your after clinic routine at home looks like a hazmat exercise." That one still makes me laugh.

The respiratory therapist gave us an Acapella today. We can attach a nebulizer cup to it so he can take his Albuterol while doing that.

Today, during clinic, I was asking the nurse where I can get more syringes for flushing his Mickey button. She said I can find them at the drug store. Azer quickly came up with something funny: "The drug store? Oh ... so I take drugs, hu? Lots and lots of drugs! I'm all drugged up!"