Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lung Function Improving!

Why is it that everytime I go to type "lung" I type "lunch" instead? Must be hungry or the thought of getting food in Elena never leaves my mind. Could easily be either!

Elena's visit to Dr. McKean for her Cystic Fibrosis wellness follow-up went better than expected! Elena has had a runny nose this week and the end of last week. She has been totally herself thru it all, but we have learned that even when she is acting normal, her insides can be going haywire. SO, we were surprised to have Dr. McKean tell us that her lunch...I mean LUNG function is the best it has ever been and that it improves with each visit. WAAAA-HOOOOOOOOO! Joel and I feel that her weight gain has been helping her overall health. She is actually a little chubby in areas! This makes us so happy. I have never been more happy to have to say, "Sorry, seconds tonight." We N E V E R thought we would have that problem. We prayed for this day and God brought it!

The cold Elena has could be an infection. We will have results from her culture on Friday.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


This month as we write down and reflect on the things which we are most thankful, one thing continues to return to the forefront.

Last night while we watched Elena do her breathing treatments with Everett in her lap, our hearts filled with thanksgiving for God's gift of our CF free baby, Everett, this year. Everett sat in Elena's lap and pulled at her nebulizer with his giant baby cheeks jiggling from the vest treatment. We are so thankful that he will never have to experience the rigorous treatments that go with having Cystic Fibrosis. We are thankful that Elena is doing so great. We are thankful for our two adopted sweethearts, Ethan and Emily, that fill our home and our hearts with joy every day. Each of our children has been such a special gift. God is so good...ALL the time!

Our entire family has a cold. One by one we have developed runny noses. Elena continues to fight it off like a champ. Please continue to pray that she fights off the cold and nothing settles in her chest. She will have her next CF appointment this month. We are hoping for a boring visit. Those are our favorite kind!

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