Thursday, December 6, 2012

Given another chance...

We visited Dr. McKean yesterday for a CF check up. For the past 2 months our family has rotated, shared, and swapped sickness. No amount of hand sanitizer and hand washing seems to prevent the inevitable.

I always have a sinking feeling in the pit of stomach prior to CF well checks. Usually, we are surprised by some fluky crazy thing she has and that we were unaware of. As a parent, you feel like you have let your child down by not knowing they were sick.  We have learned with CF you never know when they are really going to get super just seems to spring on you!

Before this visit, Joel and I knew she was probably going to have issues and she does. Her lung function was down in the 70's which is very low for her. She is usually high 90's or even above 100. When her function gets this low, there is usually talk about a hospital visit. We are very thankful that Dr. McKean trusts that our family will work hard to get the right meds in at the right times! We are going to fight whatever this lung deal-e-o is at home and hopefully succeed like the last time we had this scare a few months back.

Elena is a tough little girl that we know can over come this! With her low lung function, she still managed to run a race with me on Sunday prior to her appointment!

Joel and I feel confident she will overcome this.  We will know for sure after her follow up visit next Wednesday.

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