I've read your few posts and would just like too welcome you too healingwell.
I know you've said you have a lot of answers for other people, but I hope that you to can find the answers you are looking for aswell.
I know it's a bt of a cliche, and amongst the CF community it doesnt go down too well, but cardio vascular excercise is one of the best things for a person with CF. It helps strengthen the lungs. I'm not sure how old Jay is, so that depends on what excercise would be best, whether he would still find certain excercise, like a trampoline, fun instead of a choir. Start off with slow excercise and build up.
Also, I would like to say, CF, in each person is different, try not to compare your son too other people with CF. Instead recognise any achivements Jay makes with regards too his health, and celebrate them.
I was diagnosed with CF at 2, before that I was really poorley. When I finaly got on some proper treatment, I strated too pick up, although I think it took a few years.
Also, you mention your son keeps getting psuedomonas. Do you mean he is colonized with it (meaning he has it constantly, can never get rid of it) and only needs IV's when he has an exasberation of it. Or do you mean, he just keeps picking it up. If it's that he keeps picking it up, where is he picking it up from? I assume you have been told about the dnger's of cross-ifection when 2 people with CF talk, and you must try to keep a distance of 5ft indoors, 3ft outdoors, if 2 people have different infections?
Psudomonas grows in warm moist condtions, jacuzzi's and steamrooms are a no, if you don't want to pick it up.
I heard soemwhere that in people with CF, the bacteria has to mutate to be able too live in such sticky conditions. There are lots of different mutations/strains of Psuedomonas out there.
I'm 21 with CF, and supposed too have IV's every 3 months, but doctor's keep calling me up early at every month. I've lost 20% lung function in the last year, due too not been allowed to excercise because of a muscle condition. All I can do are saline neb and PEP system as physio. Any other nebs, I'm allergic too. And take oral antibiotics in between IV's when psuedomonas starts playing up again.
Hope you are well, and that you get the support you need from this site. I'm around most days, except when in hospital......Still got about a month of me, you lucky people!
Hope you can find a new doctor soon!
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