Elena has been home from the hospital now for 2 1/2 weeks. Her final diagnosis was a staph infection in her lungs and pneomonia. As strange as this sounds, this was the BEST outcome for a person with CF.
After her follow up with Dr. McKean, we ran a few tests on her stool, as well as did another x-ray. The x-ray showed the spot of pneomonia ALL gone with no scarring left behind! Wa-hoo!
Even BETTER news is that Elena's stool tests showed that for the first time in her life she is absorbing 100% of the fat in her foods....I repeat...100 PERCENT! That is huge!
This means that all the med changes are truly working. We thought they were b/c she was tolerating things well and eating better than ever before. Now we know for sure. Such fabulous news!
Thanks to all for your prayers, phone calls, letters, donations towards Elena's Rosebuds team, and help around the house!
Happy New Year!