Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Picnic Day

I have been out of commission lately and I sincerely apologize to all my readers for slacking. Last week, I had come down with a stomach flu. I was pretty useless for a total of 5 days, having to be within 15 feet of a bathroom for the duration, and had to have my mom take over Lucy duties for almost 3 days. I did, however, continue to breastfeed Lucy through my flu and I truly believe that breastfeeding was the sole reason why she never got sick! My mom ended up getting a milder version of my flu but Lucy came out unscathed! Hooray for mommy's milk!

Lucy is doing incredibly well these days. Her health is good despite a snotty nose that I blame on the dry air in our house in combination with the cold air outside. We placed a humidifier upstairs to help with the moisture while we sleep but our noses don't seem to get any moister! Lucy is currently getting in a second molar, her 2 year molars, which can make for a grumpy toddler that bites her fingers when her mouth hurts.

She seems to be doing well since the switch from the Creon enzyme to the Pancreasacrb enzyme. Because I was sick, I was not able to get her to her dietician weight check-up last week but I am certain that things in the weight gain department are beginning to look up. The symptoms that she was having with her stomach seemed to have lessened. I don't think the bloating and smelly, bulky, greasy stools will ever go away completely but the medication switch and adding probiotics to her diet have seemed to help. She doesn't "go" as often anymore, she is not as bloated and they are not as greasy as they were. She also has not complained of her "tummy hurting" since we did the switch.

Now get this, just because the poop situation has gotten a little better as of late doesn't make me any less excited to get that girl on the toilet! If I never have to change another CF diaper again...

Lucy's appetite has been very good lately, too. She must be going through a growth spurt again because she can eat a lot in one sitting. She has become really good at telling me when she needs a snack and tells me exactly what she wants to eat. I have become a professional sandwich maker... she likes ham and cheese with extra mayo and mustard. I am now a short order cook and will make anything she asks for even if it is at midnight. A CF mama never denies her child food no matter the time.

Here are a couple of cute pictures we took this afternoon when Lucy insisted that she have a picnic on the floor of the living room. She sat on her pink Cinderella couch and ate her lunch, occasionally giving Elmo a bite!


  1. Cute pics! Wow she does eat a lot! Lil' Chris would only eat the cheese doodles on her plate...LOL!

    So glad her dirty CF diapers are getting better, not only for her, but for YOU too:)

    I agree with your statement...Food for a CFer ANY time of the day!!

    Merry Christmas and thanks for accepting me on fb:) I look forward to getting to know you better and to get updates on Lucy:)

  2. I'm glad your feeling better and that Lucy did not get it!!


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