Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Culture Results....

Yesterday was Zoe's follow-up after sinus surgery and pre-op physical for her next sinus surgery on Monday. I was absolutely shocked to find out that both of her cultures from her sinuses and her throat came back completely CLEAN!! They did not grow anything! I asked her doctor how sinuses that were completely full of thick, yellow mucus and pus could culture zero bacteria??? Amazes me. CF baffles me. Then there are the clinic visits where she seems like all is great and they call a week later saying she cultured some weird, nasty bacteria!?!? Don't get me wrong...I am THRILLED that she actually left clinic for the first time in I can't remember without having to get a script filled for an antibiotic!

So the plan is for her second surgery Monday. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers that her O2 won't drop like last time. That was a little scary for us.

I have to share something that I thought was hilarious. On Zoe's check out paper from clinic yesterday her doctor wrote:

Patient Instructions:

-Ok off abxs

-Medically clear for 2nd look sinus surgery Dec. 8

-Ask ENT to repeat CF culture from tracheal aspirate

CF FU as scheduled

CF FU......MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!

Have a great day.....



  1. LMAO!!! Darn right FU CF!! :)

    Glad she is clear <3

  2. I agree-- FU CF!!!

    Another surgery??? What a little trooper.

    BTW-- it is me-- Mamamerth from CF.com

  3. Absolutely FU CF! I think we can all agree on that one! Glad everything was clear. That is wonderful news!! I'll keep Zoe in my thoughts & prayers for next week. Glad that you finally got some good news. Woohoo!

  4. Jada, that's great news! I laughed pretty hard when I read what the doctor wrote and had to share with the office. Miss you guys! Theo and I really need to make a plan to get up there!