Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good News!

Rob took Elizabeth in this morning to have her nose looked at. Sadly, she got that awful cold going around a few months back and it's been running ever since. Which means the polyps have returned. She's been on two rounds of antibiotics in the past month and she's still stuffed up so we know they are intruding on her nasal passage. So, sure enough, a CT scan was ordered and we need to call to set up another surgery date. I am just grateful it's been over a year since the last one, that is a good sign.

Anyway, on to the really really good news! They had to weigh her at this appointment. I mentioned in a post awhile back that if she doesn't gain any weight soon they will be talking about giving her a feeding tube. We just don't want to deal with that. So for the past 3 months we've been trying to get her to eat whatever she can. It's paid off. The goal the doctor gave us three months ago was 48 lbs. That would have been a 4 lb gain. She's now a little over 50 lbs!!! Yeah!! She gained a little over 6 lbs!! She has another visit with the CF clinic next week and we are going to try and get another 1/2 lb on her in that time. She totally earned her reward which was a trip to Build-A-Bear. We will go do that before her surgery so she can take her creation with her to the hospital. I was so excited to hear that and so relieved. I was so sure it wasn't enough. Elizabeth just doesn't like to eat. It's good to know that what little more we were doing has paid off. What a blessing!


vaxhacker said...

Very good news, indeed! Having kids with special health concerns can be such a tough thing for all concerned. I guess that's the beauty of that "opposition in all things" idea, the trials and worry along the way make the good news all the sweeter when it comes.

Rachel said...

Yayyy! I am so glad that you don't have to deal with the feeding tube at this point! Bummer that she has to have the polyps removed though. Sounds like she is doing really well all in all.

Quawana said...

Jilli said to tell you she misses her bffl! We need to do another sleep over that kid ate a ton here! I was so surprised. Well I am glad she gained some weight. I know the surgery thing is not fun. Let us know if we can do anything even if it is hanging out with the boys.