It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cystic Fibrosis Message Board

  • Borderline? What does that really mean?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-28-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
    jbd118
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    jbd118's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: Delaware
    Posts: 1
    jbd118 HB User
    Borderline? What does that really mean?

    My 2 year old had a "borderline" sweat test result yesterday - 54.... does this mean she has CF? Does it mean that there is actually a chance that she doesn't? Everything I read is so negative and seems to say that even borderline test results indicate CF... what's the point in having borderline if the end result is positive?


    She has some symptoms - loose stools (not greasy or smelly though), chronic cough (NOT productive at all though), and when she had her adenoids removed this spring, the doc told us that her mucus is thicker than normal. She's healthy, gaining well, eating well, and has no other problems....

    We took her for a follow up sweat test today and also had blood drawn for the genetic test....

    Seriously, is there any hope for us? Or should I just prepare myself for the CF diagnosis?

    You all seem so calm and resigned to this disease, and I'm absolutely panicked.... I do not want to spend the next 30 years watching my child die.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 11-29-2007, 07:24 AM   #2
    Ratatosk
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Ratatosk's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2003
    Location: Midwest
    Posts: 2,006
    Ratatosk HB UserRatatosk HB User
    Re: Borderline? What does that really mean?

    It's my understanding that 0-40 is considered normal, 40-60 is borderline and above 60 is positive; however, DS' test was a normal 32, yet his genetic tests showed CF. Until you get the results from the genetic testing, you'll probably feel as if your life is in limbo.

    When DS was diagnosed, we went thru different states of grief --- I can remember being angry, in denial, scared to death, crying jags.. Even once we got the answers to DS's health problems. We took it one step at a time -- treatments, medications... Sure we still had the period of mourning -- what we expected (normal baby) vs. dealing with a genetic disease. But what choice did we have? May sound calm, but I still worry daily about our child's future, worried he'll get sick, be hospitalized....

    Just focus on your child. Keeping her healthy and happy.

    Last edited by Ratatosk; 11-29-2007 at 07:26 AM.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Had Anti-HB Vaccination 3 month ago but Anti-HBs still Borderline? AlanPi Hepatitis 1 08-04-2008 10:33 AM
    Confusion RE borderline personality disorder vs bipolar karen51 Bipolar Disorder 12 10-19-2007 09:05 PM
    "Borderline Left Ventricular Hypertrophy" manlyman Heart Disorders 9 07-24-2007 05:20 PM
    Borderline Personality Disorder Coping Skills? Leanne84 Bipolar Disorder 2 07-07-2007 08:45 AM
    Still no answer... Joe210 Heart Disorders 55 11-12-2006 06:57 AM
    Borderline Lupus????? need your help summerbreeze7 Lupus 5 01-22-2006 05:54 PM
    letter to a borderline boyfriend rosequartz Relationship Health 64 09-27-2005 12:26 PM
    Borderline janswife Bipolar Disorder 4 04-06-2005 12:55 PM
    What is Borderline personality Disorder? dd annie Personality Disorder 15 11-09-2004 09:21 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:52 PM.





    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!