My grand-daughter was born at the end of January and was not putting on hardly any weight . She spent much of her first month asleep and seemed floppy. At four weeks old she weighed 1/2 lb less than when she was born. She was taken into hospital, dropped even further in weight until she was below 6lb,and then it was discovered that she had pneumonia. At six weeks old she was diagnosed with cf. She is homozygous delta f508. We had no idea that any of the families were carriers.
We were all shocked but pleased that with the diagnosis came immediate treatment. She now weighs 10lb 6oz at 15 weeks old.
My daughter is doing physio four times a day and is administering all her medication according to instructions and yet the baby has been in and out of hospital with different infections. Today she has bronchiolitis.
I have sinusitis. My doctor has told me that it is safe to see Leah because there is no infection and I have had a sputum test which was clear, but I worry about it. Before I go to see her I shower, brush teeth, get changed into clean clothes and generally do anything I can think of to keep her safe.
Am I being obsessive? ( I admit it is a tendency of mine) or are these wise precautions?