This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Here we go again....

Another call to Vicki today at Mayo.  Sax's head is congested, but he really hadn't been having any discharge. Wasn't too sure what to do, since usually it's running pretty good.  I told her I thought I'd up him to 3 rounds of CPT with 2 albuterol nebulizers and one Pulmozyme.  She said that sounds good, with the addition of a saline nasal rinse.  He took the first one pretty good - a lot better than he did his CPT and nebby treatments!!  He even took his Nasonex without fighting!  (I'm not sure why, but he's been fighting us pretty good on those the last few days.  It might be because he hasn't been napping.  When he hasn't napped, he has a tendency to fall asleep during treatments.  And I think he knows this too....) 

Anyway.  The first dose of nasal spray seemed to loosen things up a little.  His nose started running a little.  It was all clear discharge at first... I kept wiping his nose.  Then I made him mad cuz I wouldn't give him a sucker.  So he decided to blow all the snot he could out of his nose.  And it was nasty green.  Yup, you guessed it!!  Infection, which means more antibiotics... back to omnicef.  Hopefully he won't get the gas and icky stomach he had with the last round.  If I'm lucky, I can get ahold of Dr Ulrich and maybe get him on something different that won't bother his digestive system so much.  The Zantac he's on doesn't seem to help with the situation at all.  He has enough trouble with gaining weight as it is, we don't need to do anything to hinder it anymore.

Sax's lungs seem to be sounding alright.  I think the cold/congestion is all in his head.  He coughs a little and sounds a little gunky, but it sounds like a stuffed up nose and postnasal drainage.  I'm really hoping that's all it is.  I'm worried too, though.  I'm worried he may have polyps again.  When I was trying to get him to blow his nose and was cleaning it out, it looked like the insides of his nose are swollen.  He's already had 2 surgeries to remove them.  We're hoping to be able to go 3-5 years before he'll need them again.  The Nasonex is supposed to help suppress them.  But until very recently, we had a lot of trouble giving it to him.  We go back to the ENT in Feb when we have our other appointments.... hopefully they don't find anything....  Keep our little man in your prayers...

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