Thursday, July 1, 2010

In the GREEN!

Our CF clinic was Monday, and we are thrilled that Peter is now 55% BMI. That means we've got the "green light" on his diet, activity level, and enzyme absorption. Woohoo! (He's almost always been under 50% BMI--where he needs to be to grow those lungs as big as he can.) Peter's gained 3 pounds in the past 3 months and grown too (without losing that weight). Hurray! I think a lot of it has to do with switching enzymes -- at first he was taking 4 Creon pills with meals, but he was starting to have more and more digestion problems. The gastroenterologist increased it to 5 pills just to see if it would help. It did, but when we went back down to 4, we started seeing the same issues. So, we've switched to Zenpep. The granules in the capsules are a lot harder to swallow, but Peter is learning and the enzymes are working a LOT better. It's so nice to know that Peter is digesting his food.

Here's our little buddy at my Photo Club shoot the other night. We had an awesome time with the horses at a friend's barn!

 Family photo by Stacey Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your son's BMI! Those are the days that we all want to jump up and celebrate! I know what a heavy feat that is to get your child there. Our 16 month old use to be in the 4th percentile and now we are above the 50th. Enjoy your happy moments and feel good about life. You deserve it! what a special family you have!



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