May 6, 2015

Sick Visit

At the last clinic visit, Azer was prescribed oral antibiotics for his lowered PFT's and increased cough. They worked quickly, but about two weeks off of them, his cough came back along with some wheezing. After increasing treatments, we weren't seeing much of an improvement. Last Thursday, I emailed the clinic, and they were able to see us the very next day. (Sometimes it feels like we are always "on call" as far as CF goes!)

His vitals were great, but his Fev1 was down to the lower 70's. We are doing a course of oral antibiotics and steroids. If there isn't improvement at his next clinic visit in a few weeks, it might be time for IV antibiotics. It's been a few years since his last admission, so we've been pretty lucky.

His reflux has been horrible lately. It has been interfering with his appetite and hasn't helped him trying to cough this junk out. We will see the GI doctor at our next clinic appointment, but in the meantime, they've switched him to a different reflux medication and  a higher dosage.

Also wanted to let everyone know that it is 24 days until the CF walk. It will be on Saturday, May 30th at the Vitruvian Park in Addison. Check in time is at 8am and the walk starts at 9am.

Click here to donate or join our team, Joggers for Azer! 

http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?team_id=29213&fr_id=3453&pg=team
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