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4/7/2016 Latest post:
Dylan has Cystic Fibrosis. He has been admitted to the hospital for two weeks. His room phone number is 503 418 5941 if anyone wants to call and say hi!. We went for a follow up visit on Tuesday to assess if he was still declining and needed to be admitted. I was pretty certain he would be admitted based on how much coughing he'd been doing and how many treatments he'd been skipping. He recently traveled to Washington D.C. with his 7th grade class for 8 days. This seems to have been the final straw because he missed half his treatments while there, did no airway clearance, and did not get adequate rest. He lost 7 lbs since his last clinic visit, so they are trying to get his weight up while he's admitted as well. this is Dylan's first admission of this kind, but it is common for CF patients to be admitted at least once per year. He is pretty lucky to have made it to nearly 14 years old without one. He will be on intravenous antibiotics and fluids and double up on breathing treatments with nurse supervision. Overall, this should be positive for Dylan.