Hi! I was diagnosed the day I was born when I had two strokes and crystalization in my intestines. I had surgery when I was three days old and had another stroke on the operating table. I wasn't ready to go then, and I'm not ready to go now
Though I go into the hospital every august and February with something or another. I graduated college with an associates in 6 years with a 3.8 GPA (hospital visits interrupted a lot) and I work full time as head Workforce Management agent for two years now. :0) I have my ups and my way downs, but I always come out on top and fighting. So I would say that I'm not a failure to thrive child.
For the prune thing on the fingers and toes....I was also diagnosed with Raynolds (sp sorry) that is what causes the pruning.(as what my doctors have told me) It is a friend of CF, but you can have it without having CF.