Friday, November 20, 2009

Cystic Fibrosis

On Tuesday my son will have a sweat test to determine if he has CF.

At this moment the doctor is just doing it as a measure of ruling things out.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive and genetic (inherited) disease of the body's exocrine (mucus producing) glands.

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

The pattern of development of CF and the severity of its symptoms varies among individuals. The disease is sometimes obvious soon after birth, but some cases of CF, they are not detected for months (in infancy) or years (in childhood).

In babies and infants, the symptoms of CF are:

  • persistent diarrhea
  • bulky, foul smelling and greasy stools
  • pale stools
  • frequent wheezing or pneumonia
  • chronic cough with thick mucus
  • salty-tasting skin
  • poor growth
  • blockage of the intestine (called meconium ileus)
  • abdominal swelling
  • gassiness
  • vomiting
  • dehydration

  • KAEL has 10 of the symptoms listed.
    Do this mean he has it
    well this is why it is going to be tested.

    For now i am trying not to freak out.
    but the test must be done.


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