17 February 2010

When baby has cystic fibrosis

Everyone thought that Anna had allergies that she'd outgrow over time, but when she started losing weight at six months doctors tested for, and diagnosed, cystic fibrosis.


Everyone thought Anna was just a small and niggly baby, and that she'd outgrow her discomfort. But then Anna started losing weight. 

She was taken to hospital for a battery of tests, and after three long days of testing and waiting, the doctors diagnosed cystic fibrosis. How do you cope with the news that your baby may have a life-threatening disease?

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(Joanne Hart, Health24, February 2010)




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