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Re: 7 year old may have CF

Re: 7 year old may have CF

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Posted by lisa on August 18, 2000 at 22:06:40:

In Reply to: Re: 7 year old may have CF posted by lisa on August 13, 2000 at 20:38:58:

: : 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.
: : Anne.

: Dear anne

: I have 2 daughters w/cf ages 19 &15. You should have the sweat test done, as it sounds suspicious for cf. people w/cf don't sweat any more than "normals" but the sweat contains more chloride (salt) in it. my girls actually had salt crystals on their skin sometimes!! if you need to talk or some advice, please feel free to email me. let me know how it goes ok? Keep the faith lisa

anne my email is [email protected] lisa

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