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Trips

The last few weekends have been full of fun and adventure! The first weekend in February we ventured down to South Padre Island, Texas.  We went to visit Uncle Charles and Aunt Aura while they were staying down there.  It was a blast!  We ate, we drank, and did it all over again the next day.  
We ventured into Mexico one day as well.  We enjoyed cocktails, roadside lonches, an amazing lunch, tequila shots, and bought some souvenirs! 

Next, I went to Washington D.C. on February 8th to the 10th.  My CF Clinic is involved in a special QI project with the CF Foundation and I'm honored to be part of the group!  It was my first trip to D.C. and due to a delayed flight in I didn't have any time to do any exploring.  But, I definitely want to go back, looks like a pretty cool place to visit.
Will picked me up at the airport on Friday morning and we drove up to North Georgia, on Lake Burton.  We met up with some of our favorite travelers and enjoyed some long walks outside and 4 wine…

Pupdate

My sweet boy T-Bone had his one month follow up at the vet on Monday (previous visit here).  Thank heavens his skin is clearing up and looking much better.  He's still licking his paws and scratching, but not nearly as bad as he was.  So, we just have to keep him clean, wipe his face and spray those paws with the medicated spray.
On the recheck of his ear, unfortunately the mass is still in his canal :(  I was not wanting to hear this. It looks about the same size and seems to be blocking about 75% of the canal.  It's blueish in color and smooth.  Their office doesn't have the tools to go in an take a better look or biopsy it.  So, we have to decide if we should just monitor it or get referred to UGA or another bigger hospital/vet school that could handle it.  We aren't sure what to do at this point.  It isn't bothering him so that makes me less concerned, but at the same time I don't want to ignore it if it could be cancer?!?! 
We are going to think about it …

CF Update

Greetings!

I had my first CF appointment of 2017 last week...and it was a busy afternoon.

First, I started with PFTs, which were stable...so that makes me happy.  I was on my last day of week 2 of Cayston.  I think I do my PFTs incorrectly some times.  The mouthpiece you have to blow on is pretty big so I think I get too focused on my jaw being open abnormally that I don't blow right.  Anyone else feel that way?  Anyway, here are the results:

                        2/7/17           11/1/16        2/2/16         3/11/15
FVC                  96%                 99%                95%               97%
FEV1                88%                 89%                84%               86%
FEV25-75%     71%                 69%                60%               60%

Afterwards,  I met with the dietician and discussed my improving diet.  Part of my new routine at the gym involves a meal plan.  While I'm not 100% compliant, I am making a conscious effort to eliminate bad foods.  I haven'…