E took her first dose of Orkambi this morning! It took just over a month to get it approved by insurance and delivered. I plan to catalog her moods, feelings, and health over the next few months to see if we can tell a difference.

  • This morning before she took Orkambi, I kissed E’s forehead and she was as salty as ever! Her sweat test results were 107 and 112, so she’s pretty high on the salt scale. Non-CF is under 40, 40-60 is a gray area, and 60-100 is positive for CF.
  • FEV1 Lung function test: At her last CF Clinic appointment, she had a FEV1 of 86, which is a little down from her usual low-mid 90’s. She had a sinus infection at the time, so she did a round of antibiotics that she finished up yesterday. I am positive that her FEV1 will increase, regardless of the Orkambi.
  • This afternoon, she has stated that she feels a little tired, but she stayed up late last night, so maybe not related. She says that she hasn’t noticed any unusual feelings yet.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Our Journey with Orkambi has Begun!

3 thoughts on “Our Journey with Orkambi has Begun!

  • April 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Congrats on Orkambi! I’m following this, I have been debating whether to take it myself. Hope she sees great improvements with little side effects!

    -Cheriz, CF, age 31, Blog: http://www.cheriz.org

    • April 9, 2016 at 8:36 am

      Thanks for the encouraging words! I have no real expectations for how Orkambi will affect E, but I guess my major prayer is that it will add longevity to her life, even if it doesn’t take away any of the struggles she has now. I checked out your blog…will become a regular reader! 🙂

  • April 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Excited she can start this medicine! So Orkambi should improve sweat and lung function? Praying for great results!


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