Hi there.. I normally post in the Arthritis, Bi-Polar and Epilepsy Forums, but I found out today that my 5 year old nephew is having a sweat test done on the 11th. He has what the docs suspect is Asthma and Allergies, however, he keeps getting sinus infections that turn into pneumonia.. he takes breathing treatments daily and next week will start getting shots for his allergies... He has been tested for Leukemia and that came up negative... but there is definitely something wrong with him, so I suspect that is why his doc is recommending the sweat test...
I guess my question is this, how debilitating is this disease? I really know nothing about it, and a lot of the websites that I have been to seem kind of vague.. What are the treatments for CF?
He is such an active little boy and hates to slow down even if it is for a minute to rest... I had read somewhere on here something about clubbing? He was born with club feet, and underwent surgery when he was 3 to correct it.. is that one of the symptoms?
Any help would be wonderful... I am worried.. his parents, aren't really talking to the family members much about this, as they are worried too... I am trying to gather as much info as I can for my own knowledge, so that we know what we are up against...
Thank you for reading this... Any help/personal accounts/advice would be greatly appreciated...
Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea