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thread: Felix's Chronic Interstatial Pneumonitis

  1. #109
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
    Chasing Daylight...
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    Wow!!!!! That's great news Katanya. I hope you get your Christmas wish


  2. #110
    Pietta Guest

    Oh Katanya- i just read through poor Felix's whole thread and i cant stop thinking ho brave you and your little man are.

    Great work for the weight gain Felix

    Fingers crossed for Christmas being tube free

  3. #111
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003
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    That's fantastic news, Katanya!!

  4. #112
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW
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    Wonderful news Katanya \/

  5. #113
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004
    Melbourne
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    katanya great news about felix's weight gain. i hope everything is still ok i haven't seen you posting, maybe you are elsewhere in bb land!

    love beckles

  6. #114
    BellyBelly Member

    May 2004
    3,303

    Katanya that is great news about Felix's weight gain. Hope he gets his tube taken out at his next appt.

  7. #115
    katanya Guest

    THE TUBE IS OUT we are being reviewed after christmas ..despite no real gain since 11 days ago, the pead (not his usual thought we should give it a go out..so he's the grand ole total of 9.7 which is a kilo heavier than 3 months ago..still petite but SOO much healthier looking

    thanks for all the good vibes everyone, must have helped

  8. #116
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...
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    YAY for Felix!!! That is wonderful news Katanya!!! 1kg gain is still heaps though!! =D>
    Hopefully all of the yummy christmas food will help him fatten up more too!

    (ps. pretty please come and chat with me in the new Babies Born in May 04 thread, cause I'm the only one there atm!!)

  9. #117
    Debbie Lee Guest

    Wooo hoooo for Felix! Way to go little man!
    Hope he manages to stack on even more weight and he never has to have that tube ever again!

  10. #118
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Nov 2003
    1,861

    I'm SO happy for you & Felix, Katanya! That's fantastic news!

    I hope you both have an absolutely awesome Christmas

  11. #119
    katanya Guest

    Felix recently had a sleep study up at the Royal Childrens Hospital this week, testing his oxygen levels at night (he is prescribed 0.5 litres an hours overnight currently)

    IT was a bit of a drama, as we stayed in the Lodge near the hospital so we wouldn't have to saty in the ward (was happy about that ) but they didn't tell us we needed to bring our own oxygen cylinders (I thoughtit's a hospital facility they have it there??) so took awhile to organise that..then we needed a chest Xray and Felix got lost in the X-ray waiting area (locked him self into a cupboard) and then it was a big drama getting Felix and all the oximeter, oxygen, luggage etc into the lodge room..and it was meant to save us a the hassle of driving up and back to the Coast..

    Next time we are going to have the oximeter dropped off down here on the Coast and then only one trip to take it back up..and can have our own bed and oxygen yay!

    Anyhow the good news is Felix's specialist, Dr Francis, is very happy with him..he has managed to get through the virus ladden winter (and summer!) with little infection and increase in his pneumonitis, but it has taken a toll on his weight..
    His chest X-ray shows only minor inflammation on the area where the biopsy was conducted and hasn't gotten worse..

    His oxygen levels overnight weren't fabulous and the plan was meant to be to reduce the level to 0.25 and gradually wean him..however due to the cough he will stay on 0.5 till feb and another sleep study..at home!

    Anyhow so the news is good so far and his condition isn't decreasing so this is wonderful for us..

    ALSO on the good news front..this week (was planning on writting a pst earlier but didn't want to count chickens) he has eaten 3 meals a day all week, and at dinner he has eaten up to 10 pieces of food ..this is unheard of for him and he is really getting to eat what is needed to gain weight naturally..

    SOOO..alll we need now with this good news is to have him gain the weight naturally and not have the NGT tube [email protected]!! We have an appointment on the 13 th of Jan and I am hoping that with Christmas we can get a gain by then so we wont get the tube back in and we can start Swimming lessons at last! (we just dot want another loss )

    Ay least we get Xmas with out the NGT..next one we want no oxygen!

  12. #120
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
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    Katanya that's great! I had a little giggle about Felix's adventure in the cupboard (although you must have been very worried at the time!)

    Hope you two had a great day yesterday

  13. #121
    *Yvette* Guest

    Sounding good Katantya. I wish Angus was eating as well as that atm. Certainly was a bit of a drama setting up for the sleep study, you'd think they'd make it a bit easier for you. Oh well, done now.

    Hope you & Felix are having a lovely time.

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