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Posted By : CourtneyDC - 9/25/2005 3:33 PM
I am the mother of an 18 month old, and am worried that he may have CF.  The reasons I am worried are:
1. Chronic sinus infections (He was on abx therapy half of his first year of life)
2.  A lot of resp infections, has bronchitis for the 2nd or third time now, had RSV bad(alb/pulmicort tx for a month+), several bouts with walking pnemonia
3.  Weight has dropped to less than 10th percentile(weighs 20 pounds now)
4.  Stools are frequent (several in the morning and usu 1 after a meal) and orangeish
5.  Behind in some physical development (doesn't walk yet)
 
The reason I even thought of CF is that a friend at work asked me if his doctor had checked for any underlying cause of his seemilngly constant illness.  So at work one night (I'm a CICU RN), I asked a pulmonologists and he mentioned asthma or CF.  It hit me that 2 people in a period of hours mentioned CF to me, snd maybe that was a message to check it out!?
 
Any thoughts you have are appreciated.  I may be making a mountain out of a molehill.  I want to have my pediatrcian check....but think he might not think it is warranted.
 
I have learned a lot about CF from this site and all your posts...you all are in my prayers.  Whether or not we are touched personally by CF, I will continue to pray for a cure for you all.
 
Thanks again for any input, it will all be appreciated,
Courtney

Post Edited (CourtneyDC) : 9/25/2005 9:32:50 PM (GMT-6)


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