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Re: having other children

Re: having other children

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Posted by Tina on October 27, 1999 at 12:39:26:

In Reply to: having other children posted by heather on October 05, 1999 at 22:17:02:

: After our daughter was diagnosed last year, my husband and I decided that we would not take the risk and
: have any more children. Luckily we already had another beautiful little girl before Taylor was diagnosed.
: We had always kind of wanted 3, but 2 is fine. I am really wanting another one but I don't think I would
: forgive myself if that one had CF too - I mean knowlingly bringing another child with a serious condition.
: I was just wondering if anyone out there went ahead and had another child after having one diagnosed. I
: would love some input.
: Thanks

: Heather Mom to Taylor age 3 and Jessica age 1.5

hello, I am sorry but my opinion is different from the others. I can not see how any one would purpossly bring a child into the world who has a illness as serious as cf. When I see my son hurting I feel so bad for him and there is nothing I can do to make it go away. I have a friend who has two kids both with cf (her second one was a accident)she feels so guilty that she had the second one knowing that it had the chance of having cf but she is like most of us who whould not abort a baby for any reason. I guess I have a hard time understanding why anyone would take the chance at having another after knowing the pain that they go through. I understand that there could be a cure soon but since my son was diagnosed in 91 we have seen one 11 yr old girl die one 15 yr old girl and one 20 yr old boy die. I have noticed that in some message boards there have been people who are in there late 30's who are alive and doing ok but why take that chance. I have nightmares about the day my son dies because it is not going to be pleasant for him, so I pesonally could not do it to another just because I want more I mean really who are you thinking about when you think like that (yourself I guess).By the way the family who lost the 11 yr old two years ago had three out of three with cf. I am sorry If I am offending any one but this is what the message boards are for, getting your feelings out, and giving honest reply's to each others questions.

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