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I am mom to Hunter - the most amazing kid. He is 7yrs old and he is hilarious - a natural comedian like his father. He's also very smart and learned to read and do addition before he started kindergarten. I am so proud of him and I love him so much it hurts. He looks and acts like your average child, (complete with tantrums and a teen complex) but his life is far from average. He has Cystic Fibrosis - a serious progressive life shortening disease that affects the organs in his body (especially his lungs). Some days I feel like we are not living in the same world as everyone else - we are stuck in an alternate reality called CF Land - full of medications, treatments, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, fundraising and pleading. Pleading with people to donate for research and pleading with God. Pleading with God to keep Hunter healthy, for a cure, for strength, for peace, for love, to be a good mother, to be a good wife, to be a good nurse, for stronger faith, to be positive, for the happiness and health of family, friends, and other CF families.



Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Hunter! It's a Rockclimbing Party :)

Hunter turned 7yrs old this month. :) He is growing up right before my eyes. Everyday he looks a little bigger, a little older, and believes himself to be a little wiser. :)  But, oh my mommy heart misses her baby! He used to be a total mama's boy, but he's all rough and tumble now and Daddy is his idol. I asked him today if he would ever be a Mama's Boy again and he smiled and said "always". So, thank-you my boy for that. <3

Hunter's MRSA was flaring up pretty bad at the beginining of the month. After a week on Septra & 5 days of prednisone his cough was only getting worse (throwing up in the middle of the night from coughing so hard), so we called the clinic. They switched his Septra to Zyvox and started a second round of prednisone. This seems to have solved his problems! He has a few days left of Zyvox and his cough is much better (not all the way, but almost!). But, we know how his MRSA is, so we will hope & prayer it stays down for a while.

Hunter's birthday was on Jan 8th, but at that point he was still pretty sick and missing school. We had to cancel his birthday party. :(  But, we threw him a little party at home with cake and presents anyway. Then on the 15th he had a big party with his friends from class. He went rockwall climbing, played wii games, and played dodgeball at our local gym club. It was awesome and he had SO MUCH fun. Having one child sure does have some benefits - like getting to spoil him rotten! :)

Here are a few pictures from his big birthday bash :)

He is a big Mario fan :)

He's ready to climb!

Time for some Wii!

My little Spiderman :)

Hunter's Mario Cake :)

Mom, Dad & Hunter

and presents of course!

Make a wish!

It took a few tries, but he eventually blew them all out!

He LOVED the Dodgeball :)


  1. Looks like fun! Wow, now he's the same age as Azer! Prednisone works so fast sometimes!

  2. He and Eston are only a month apart. Eston will be 7 on the 12th. He is Double DF508.

    His Birthday party looks like a blast! Happy Belated Birthday Hunter!