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Posted by Hope Campbell
on August 28, 2000 at 21:22:21:
In Reply to: 7 year old may have CF posted by Anne on August 11, 2000 at 23:58:11:
: I don't want to sound like im overeacting but I think my son may have some symptoms of CF. I know that I am a carrier, but I don't know about his father. So far his peadiatrician suspects it's only asthma and there is no CF, but he has just started seeing pulmonologists because he his asthma has became a lot worse (due to frequent bouts of bronchitis and colds, he's had about 10-12 this year)who wants to do a sweat test for CF, he sweats a lot, some nights he'll wake up and come in bed with me, he'd tell me that his bed is hot, when I touch his back his t-shirt is soaking in sweat. His stools float and are a yellow colour, sometimes when he coughs I pat his back to help him cough the mucous out, and he brings up large amounts of yellowish mucous each time. Should I take him for the CF test or trust my insicts and go with the peadiatrcian.
Dear Anne, don't let it go, its easier to keep a well child well than to let him get very sick. I have an eight, soon to be nine year old son with cf and is doing wonderful... quit driving yourself mad and find out for sure, you can keep him well even if he does have cf and love him for a long time.... good luck and ask for the test.
Prayers are with you... Hope from Virginia
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