This Pam treatment has been a breeze...and dare I say fun? (Pam is short for Pamidronate. It's basically a medicine that Isaiah gets every 8 weeks to help strengthen his bones, help with the chronic pain often associated with OI, and promotes bone growth.)
Day 1 went off without a hitch. The nurses were able to access Isaiah's port easily and had Pam flowing in no time.
We had a bonus test while in Day Med. He got a follow-up PFT (a Pulmonary Function Test- it measures how well the lungs take in and release air) while getting his Pam. Isaiah's gone through this test a number of times in his life.
Real men wear pink [PFT bands].
He also had fun meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones. :)
Isaiah finally got to meet his buddy Josh.
And here are the 3 local(ish) OI babies and their mommas hanging out!
(Gavin and Isaiah are getting their Pam while Josh is visiting for a separate doctor appointment.)
Day 2 involved a lot of napping...
Some rolling over.
I love the shocked look on his face.And some more baby bonding.
We even continued the party after Pam was over at the Ronald McDonald House. We stayed there for this treatment to see if it'd be less stressful than driving back and forth every day from Lancaster to Wilmington. It was a HUGE difference and SO much fun hanging out with the other families.
After our play time last evening, Isaiah was refusing his bottle and had me concerned for a moment...but I decided to offer him some pears, and he ate the entire container! I was so excited, I forgot to take pictures! (WHAT? Blogging mommy failure. But it happened, I promise!)
Day 3 has been uneventful so far. Isaiah came was a lot of extra fun stuff today.
Since we're headed home right after Pam (in these lovely flooding rains), we decided to bring in every toy we brought with us for our trip...and why not bring a chair too? Oy! lol Isaiah is sleeping at this moment, Pam is flowing, and life is good. We're hoping to attempt some oatmeal and sweet potatoes when Isaiah is hungry next (why not?)
Happy rainy Wednesday!