Thursday, January 29, 2009

My first post!

Ok - I decided to start a blog for Jack. We have a carepage but I try to use it only when he is ill and update when needed when he is healthy.

So let's see, As of right now Jack is healthy. He hasn't had any major illnesses for a year now. Last year at this time he battled C-diff (Chlostridium Difficile)twice. This was a horrible experience. There were times I was not sure he was going to pull through. The stress of being "on-call" for possible surgery and other handful of potential dangers was a lot to handle. Jack was in Rainbow Babies for 3 weeks each time. He was the worst pediatric case they had ever seen. Not something you really strive for.

A little about C-diff. It was be named one of the new super bugs. It is right up there with MRSA. Often times it is picked up in hospitals after a lengthy stay or after surgery. Jack had neither of these so were are not sure where he picked it up. A trip to the supermarket and touching all of the carts could have easily done it.


  1. Hi Alma, glad you found my blog. Jack is adorable! Be sure to check out the other blogs I follow, because we have a GREAT little CF community. You will find parents of kids with CF, as well as adults (yay!). I have met lots of wonderful people through my blog, and am so thankful each day because it is a wonderful support system. As you know, it is difficult for those not in our shoes to understand what we go through, so it is comforting to me to find others going through the same thing. I will be following your blog, too!

  2. Hey Alma, welcome to the blogging world. I am Marcus a Respiratory Therapy student. Jack looks like an awesome kid. Good Luck

  3. YEA!!! I'm SO glad you started a blog!! I guess I'm rubbing off on you;) Now we just need Daniel's mom to get on the blog train;) Then our whole CF mom group (so far) will have their own blog!!!

    I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I do. It has helped me in more ways than I ever thought it would. There is so much to learn from everybody you meet:)

    Well, it's my first day home from the hospital, so I have a lot of catch up to do on all the blogs I read daily;) Enjoy your blog, and let me know if you have any questions about anything:)

  4. I have tagged you in my blog! :o)

  5. Hi! Welcome to bloggy land! I just started blogging at the beginning of January and met some really great people. My son also has cf (ddf508) and he is also my youngest child. Well I wanted to introduce myself. Hope to get to know you better!

  6. Welcome, Alma. I also have a three year old son with CF, Seamus. He has mainly GI issues so far, but luckily we've never dealt with C-Diff.

    I'm glad Jack is doing so well now.

  7. Alma,
    My name is Traci and I blog with Lil Chris mom. My daughter Melissa has CF. Looking forward to getting to know your family thanks to blogging.


  8. Hi Alma! I'm M's sister D from Lil's Chris' blog & I just wanted to welcome you to the blogging world! I will definitely be following you guys & praying for Jack!

  9. Hi Alma,
    I have put your blog in my favorites. I love reading blogs, and hearing what is going on in others' lives. Hope you and Jack stay warm today! I cannot believe how cold it is.