The two weeks of IV antibiotics at home went smoothly. Azer gained weight over the past week even though he had a few days of not being very hungry.
Azer had clinic yesterday to discuss how the course went and how he feels. Overall, he feels like his lungs are very clear, in fact so clear that he feels like he needs to turn down the settings of his vest. Azer said he didn't feel like another week of antibiotics would do much more. He told the doctor he has no interest in restarting the hypertonic saline, as his lungs aren't full of mucus like they used to be. Azer was able to ask the doctor to tell him exactly what she saw from the bronchoscopy. She told him that if she didn't know who she was examining, she wouldn't know that he had CF. That's how healthy his lungs visibly looked. Of course, this is just the main airways that look this good, as the X-ray from the hospital stay still shows bronchiectasis, bronchial wall thickening, and blockage of the small airways. This damage can't be fixed, but the less infections he has, the better off his lungs will be long term. The cultures still aren't showing anything other than MSSA, but he is still having coughing attacks a few times a day. He can't explain what triggers it, and the doctor doesn't really have an explanation. His reflux is well controlled, as long as he doesn't have anything acidic before bedtime.