Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 10, 11, and 12

So I tried to post a blog last night and it wouldn't let me and I've been busy with work and such that I haven't posted the last couple days. Also, Adam got admitted into the hospital on Monday. It was a little unexpected but Adam went to do PFT's and they weren't as good as they have been. So the doc thought it would be a good idea for him to come in.  Now we have moved in to the hospital for two weeks of fun filled activities such as 8:30 rehabs, not so comfortable beds, room service, meal at the cafeteria and Primary's, annoying machines, treatments, and so on. The first couple days have been a little rough for Adam. He has to take an antibiotic that makes him nauseous and wasn't really moving any junk out of his lungs. But I think he might be over that hump and will hopefully start feeling better. I am kind of bummed that he is here and is going to miss the Great Strides walk next Saturday but luckily he gets out the day before the U2 concert. I would probably have to smuggle him out for that since we've been waiting for this concert for a year and they were not cheap tickets. 

We are accepting visitors as well. So if anyone would like to come and see Adam you can call either one of us and let us know. Adam's parents came up last night and we watched the movie, Coraline. It was kind of a creepy movie but it was nice to have some visitors. Also, our neighbors, the Glissmeyer's made us BLT's! They were delicious and we are looking forward to their visit later tomorrow. =) are some facts about CF since I missed a couple days.

 People with CF often develop clubbing of their fingers and toes due to the effects of chronic illness and low oxygen in their tissues. 

In 1955, children with CF were not expected to live long enough to attend grade school. Today, the median predicted age of survival for someone with CF is 37 years (38 according to some sources). This means that half will live to be at least 37 years old and half will NOT. That number is constantly on the rise. Although the outlook for people with CF is improving, THERE IS NO CURE.

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