October 29th & 31st 2010
We carved our annual family pumpkin Melissa had fun this year. She had fun feeling of the inside of the pumpkin and all the seeds. I made us some roast pumpkin seeds this year and she loved them.
This year for Halloween Melissa dressed up as Jessie from "Toy Story". She really got in to the part. We meet up with some of her friends and spent the evening at our Church Fall Festival.
October 17, 2010
My dear friends Terria and Lisa throw me a Diaper and Gift Card baby shower. Since Paul and I kept almost everything of Melissa's we really didn't need anything for Baby Peanut. Yes, Baby Peanut can use a new outfit, but we didn't need all the big items. So I told Terria and Lisa we need diapers. It was a nice shower and had lots of fun with family and friends. Not much longer and Baby Peanut will be here. Thanks Terria and Lisa for a wonderful shower!
On Friday, October 1st Melissa had her CF Clinic appointment. She is doing well and growing like a weed. Her doctors are very pleased to see her doing so well. As the winter gets closer we start to get worried that she will come down with something, but she has had her flu shot so that will help, but can't keep the head cold away from her at school. Melissa's Doctor and Respiratory therapist think that it's time for Melissa to have her own Vest. In the past Paul and I have been doing her CPT's, but the Vest is supposed to be better for her and it also helps clear her lungs (if she has anything in them) better. Here is the website about the Vest if you want to know more http://www.thevest.com/
The Vest was invented for CF patients so it's one of a kind. Now days it's being used for other patients with other lung problems.
Melissa received her Vest on Saturday and after being trained on how to use it, she has been using the vest everyday. We requested a pink vest, but they sent her a black one. Should be getting the pink one soon. I just wanted to give you and up date on the new treatment for Melissa. She can do her breathing treatments while the vest is on. As you see in the video she likes it for now, but she might get tired of it like she does with her breathing treatments. Check out the video below.