Monday, May 5, 2014

Great Strides and Great News

The Columbus Great Strides walk was yesterday and Team Lex Express had a great turn out.  The weather was nice, just a bit windy, and we really enjoyed a lovely afternoon surrounded by family and friends.  Plus we raised over $5000.  It is hard to explain how full it makes my heart to see Monkey running around, playing, surrounded by all the people who came out to show how much they love and support him.  To everyone who came yesterday, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
                                                              Team Lex Express 2014

 Monkey in his special green shirt that identifies him as a cfer.  People with cf can pass dangerous bacteria to each other and are supposed to stay away from each other.

Today I got the most wonderful news since I found out Bug (Monkey's baby brother) didn't have cf.  After waiting anxiously for almost a week, I finally heard from the cf clinic about Monkey's last culture.  It grew absolutely NO Pseudomonas!!  I was so ready to fight for more aggressive treatment that I almost didn't believe what I was hearing.  I asked her 3 times: "none?", "all 3 strands are gone?", "even the mucoid strand didn't grow?"  I think I was floating on a cloud for a while after that phone call.  I wanted to tell everyone I saw, even strangers!

This little battle was just the first of many lung damaging monsters we will have to fight.  It was really scary for me and made everything far too real.  I just wish I could freeze time until that cure comes.  I know it's just around the corner, I just wish it would hurry up and get here.

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