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Old 09-26-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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Hello New here!

Hello my name is Becky. I am here because my 10 month old daughter is being tested for CF on the 19 Oct. My husband and I are really worried about this coming back. We also have a 3 year old. How long does it take the results to come back? A little backround on Ashlinn and why she is having this test done. She has been sick since she was about 3 weeks old. At 4 weeks old (which was Christmas Day) she was admitted to or local hospital because they could not figure out what was wrong with her. Well they transfered her to the Naval hospital in Va to the PICU come to find out she had RSV and the flu. But her lungs do not sound any better and she is 10 months old. Is there anything we should know about CF? How do you tell our 3 year old about it if she would have it? Also would my husband, our other daughter and myself get tested for it?

 
Old 09-27-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Re: Hello New here!

Genetic Blood testing can take one to two weeks to get results. Sweat test results are almost immediate, though it needs to be done at an accreditted CF facility.

CF is a genetic disease that can affect the lungs, pancreas, digestive system... Symptoms can very from loose stools -- though sometimes there can be constipation issues. Sinus problems. Frequent lung infections... You could contact the cystic fibrosis foundation for information regarding CF, they have the most up to date info. Not sure if there's a chapter in your area.

 
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