I was questioning why I stopped coughing and then started up again but after finding out at least one other person experienced the same thing helped ease my mind a bit. I still don’t understand why, maybe my body was just adjusting to the medication but it still was disappointing to have the cough come back, even though it is SO much of a difference. I had imagined my lungs clearing all the mucus out and it being gone forever. Wishful thinking I suppose!
So for now I’m calling it a victory as long as I don’t feel myself going in the opposite direction. I can live with stability, I welcome stability. And so far so good, I don’t think I’ve gotten the bug my kids have. The baby spiked a fever of 103 last night and was up every two hours. She slept with me the whole night and we wound up taking two cool showers because it felt like she was burning up.
woke up crying because his throat hurt him so much and croup was making him
cough. I hate not being able to fix my children’s pain. Logan
Got in a 2 mile run this morning, but before I got out of the car to start my run I text my ‘bestest’ CF friend “L” who had a super important clinic visit today. She had just found out that she passed the screening tests and was now enrolled in the Vertx Phase III trial. She needed this and prayed for this and it came along at the perfect time. Words can’t explain how happy and excited I am for her. A new beginning.
How we both wound up in this place, together, going through this at virtually the same time is a bittersweet story. I knew of her and she knew of me for a while, but it wasn’t until years later that she found me on facebook thru our mutual friend Nicole. The three of us all went to the same CF center, had the same doctor and were pregnant at the same time. L and I bonded in a way we never imagined - having to mourn the loss of our friend Nicole and her baby. Unthinkable circumstances brought us together. But we understand each other, our fears, our hopes, our ups and downs in a way that no one else can. In a way I am more excited for her to start the meds then I was for myself. I’m crossing my fingers she gets the real thing.