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Pupdate

I've been meaning to share some more info about T-Bone and our progress as a party of five.  Unfortunately, I caught the crud and was knocked on my butt last week, but I'm pretty much 100% better now - thanks to my wonderful CF Team and Cipro (750mg twice a day for 14 days).

But, back to the pupdate.

T-Bone has been in the family for 2 weeks now and he is such a blessing.  A little background on our big guy:  he was turned over to the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue this past June as his owners did not want him anymore due to his bad eyes and they believed he was going blind.  The GEBR worked their magic and fixed up his eyes, along with some bad ear infections and then he had knee surgery!  So, he had a busy almost 6 months in foster care getting better.  You can view his page on the GEBR website and get some more details of his care here.

We took T-Bone to our vet on the 11th so he could get acquainted with his new vet and get checked out.  He weighed 55.6 lbs and was such a …

CF Appointment

I had my 4th quarter CF appointment yesterday. It was good, but not as good as I would have liked.  I had a glucose test, which always sucks!  I had a late start too, so I didn't get to eat until after 1:15...I was HUNGRY!!!  Thankfully I remembered my protein bar so I munched on that while I waited for the CF gang to come see me.

PFTS were down a bit, but I believe that to be my fault entirely.  I feel fine, so I don't think I'm coming down with anything.  Ever since our Vegas trip on Thanksgiving, I've had a heck of a time getting back into my vesting schedule.  I've noticed my cough has picked up a bit, which I think is a result of the missed treatments.

So here they are...and for fun, I included my results from this time last year.

                      12/10/14      9/19/14     December 2013
FVC                 97%            111%            110%
FEV1               85%            95%               97%
FEV 25-75%   52%            58%               68%

Although …

Party of Five

Well - it's official!! We are a family of five!! Holy cow!

I'm thrilled to announce that we were selected to be T-Bone's parents :)  We drove to Atlanta yesterday (along with Sarge and Stella) to meet him.  It went well for the most part.  Will and I of course fell instantly in love.  Sarge and Stella are still trying to figure out why we brought another dog home and when we are taking him back.  Hate to burst their bubbles, but he is here to stay!

I'll post more about our new family member soon, just wanted to share the great news!!

Please welcome T-Bone!!

A Growing Family

I intended to sit down to brag a bit about our fun Vegas adventures over Thanksgiving, but after some email conversations today, I feel I'm ready to share some exciting news!

Will and I decided years ago that I wouldn't physically carry a child due to the risks.  I have CF, I don't want to push my luck more than I should. (This doesn't mean I'm against people with CF having babies, I say "you rock", its just not in my game plan).  So, we talked about adoption and always knew that is the way we would want to build a family, should we decide we are ready to have a child.

Well, that day hasn't arrived!  Sorry folks!  We are spoiled and love our life, just us two!  We have nephews and a niece that bring more joy to our lives than we could ever imagine.  Plus, we have the most awesome bulldogs in the world that bring laughter and love in our home and make us smile even on the worst of days.

So, why am I talking about a growing family?

We have decided that…