Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Happy Joy Joy

At least on the Big Kid front. :-) Will update you on the other two doods soon.

Saw his pulmonologist yesterday. The news is fantastic.

There is no extensive scarring on Big Kid's lungs. Or blood clots.

He does have a touch of pulmonary hypertention, but it is not the primary kind, so it is treatable. We're going to have to work with the physical therapist on strengthening his chest walls.

He will probably have to sleep with oxygen for an extended period (or unless he moves to sea level), but we have every reason to hope that with time and treatment, he'll be able to ditch the oxygen tanks during the day.

Big Kid won't be able take stimulant medication for his ADHD, because it exacerbates the condition, but if comes between breathing and attention, he'll take the breathing. LOL

The doc was impressed with the kid's new attitude and committment to getting better. Thought he looked really good. Wants him to step up with the walking and weight loss, because that will only improve his condition.

So AGAIN, I spent the drive back up the mountain in tears. But this time they were good ones. :-)

17 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

Very good news indeed. Especially good to hear about his attitude and his working toward his own good health.

Star said...

Very good news

E. K. Dunton said...

That's great! Great to know that my kid wasn't the only one who had to choose between ADD meds and breathing!

Willoughby said...

Wonderful news! So happy to hear it!

Heather said...

So happy to read this!!! Nothing like having a good "good news" cry once in awhile. :)

KL said...

OMG I just breathed a HUGE sigh of relief and then cheered!! I am SO happy to hear this!! Tell Big Kid I said HIYA! and CONGRATS!!

Pete said...

great news - pleased for you

Stinkypaw said...

This is great news, so happy for you all!

Charlie said...

I'm really happy to hear it, Mom. Go, BK!

Chris H said...

What fantastic news... the best yet eh?

Jeanie said...

Eliminating the oxygen during the day sounds like a major step. So glad to hear that things are moving in a positive direction.

gayle said...

This is wonderful news! I am so very happy for you!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hey Attila, That is the greatest news and a fab way to start the new year with Big Kid. So happy to hear the doc noticed and commented on all his hard work and good attitude. That's awesome.
Happy tears are a good thing!
xo jj

From Tracie said...

Good tears for a great reason! I love hearing a great report like this.

Brenda said...

Wonderful news!!

Rootietoot said...

AWESOME! (confetti and cheering)

digibirder said...

Good to hear that things are picking up for you. Hope this year is a lot better for you and your family.