Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year

Holidays were great!  Got spoiled with the extra long weekends.  Stayed close to town for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners.   Ate way too much and visited with relatives.

Headed to the cities for appointments with the CF doctor and Ear Nose and Throat specialist.  CF doctor was pleased with our child's growth.  Thank goodness he managed to regain the weight he'd lost during his summer germaphobe phase.  Pretty much said he was "boring", which is a good thing in terms of Cystic Fibrosis.  Will need to schedule another lung scan when we go back in June since there were some discrepancies last time.  He's also improved a little bit with his pfts.  Someday he'll master it without spitting all over us. 

Then we went on to the ENT.  Discovered a few months ago that insurance doesn't cover the nasal steroid spray at all.  It's not even on the non-formulary list, so we end up paying for it 100% or about $80 a month.  So we asked about getting a generic or at least a non-formulary, which would get paid about 50%.  Also there have been some issues with bloody noses.  So the ENT suggested going off the nasal spray for a month, then back on for two, off...  To prevent issues with the septum.  Already noticing stuffiness, snoring.... Also supposed to return in 6 months unless there are issues.

Then we hit the Mall of America, Trader Joes, dinner & drinks with friends.  Next day we headed to the lake to spend time with some cousins.  The boys went snowmobiling and I took Max and his 4 year old cousin out sledding and for a walk.  Was stinkin' cold!  Went inside for hot cocoa, but Finn insisted she'd rather have a Popsicle.  Brrr!

Planning a trip to Orlando in the near future for a week of amusement park fun.  Max's aunt & uncle are joining us for a few days.  Then in February we're headed to the cities to see the Book of Mormon.  Also hoping to spend more time at Trader Joes.  Had limited space in the car with all our gear, as well as luggage and Xmas presents from an extra passenger we gave a ride to back up north. 

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