Melissa's 1 year Cystic Fibrosis Check Up

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

That's right it has been almost a year when we walk into Children's Medical Center (7/5/07). I remember that day like it was yesterday. I had know idea what to expect. I remember sitting in the room talking to so many people about Melissa and learning more about CF. Here we are almost a year later and Melissa is doing great! Her lungs are still sounding clear and her weight gain is good. Once again the Staff at the clinic are happy to see her doing so well. I still thank God for putting the right people in our life. If it wasn't for my OB/GYN having me tested for CF, Melissa might not have been doing this good.

Sometime in the next month Melissa will have a Lung function tests (also called pulmonary function tests, or PFTs) evaluate how well her lungs work. The tests determine how much air her lungs can hold, how quickly she can move air in and out of her lungs, and how well her lungs put oxygen into and remove carbon dioxide from her blood. The tests can diagnose lung diseases, measure the severity of lung problems, and check to see how well treatment for a lung disease is working. Melissa will have to have a general anesthesia. It shouldn't take more than an hour for the test.

Doing this will help the Doctors know even more about her lungs. They just want to stay on top of things.

1 comment:

Kaelyn said...

We will be praying that all goes well with the test. So glad she is doing well. I can't believe she is going to be one.