Unfortunately, so is literally all the weight he gained since last winter. Every ounce. He's down 7lb since September. He was very heavy at the end of the summer so he had room to lose some. But really, not this much. I think we must now be below the 30th percentile for BMI, a place we haven't been since Lemon had his feeding tube put in. And, we only have 5 weeks until our follow-up appointment with the CF clinic for a weight check. All together, this has made us feel a strong sense of urgency to get some weight back on this kid. It was having the extra weight that kept us out of the hospital so far this winter, and we are feeling pretty nervous about what would happen if he got sick again now, with no reserves left.
Lemon is due to have blood drawn to recheck his liver values. I had planned to take him over the winter break so it wouldn't complicate his school schedule. But, I have a strong memory of just how high his liver values were when we drew labs during a prior illness, and I didn't want to get artificially high readings now. So, we will be doing that some other time. I did manage to pick up a tube of the topical anesthetic so we can apply it to his arm at home before we go in for the draw. Always a little adventure, though. Even though I am asked literally every time we see any healthcare provider which is our pharmacy of choice (PS it is the pharmacy INSIDE THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL and has been for over a year), they managed to send the prescription to the wrong pharmacy. When I sent a note asking what had happened to our prescription, the nurse wrote me back saying, "Oh, I sent it to CVS, if you want it to go somewhere else, you can call CVS and ask them to transfer it."