Anyone knowledgeable about cystic fibrosis?
When I took my 2.8 year old to the lung specialist to find out if he should be diagnosed with asthma, he said he might have CF because he is small, had some digestive issues with milk at a year, and because he coughs really hard when he gets sick. He's had a history of ear infections and was tested for immune deficiencies and was found to need the pneumonia shot.He had RSV at 8 months. He tested negative for the newborn cf screening. The doctor told me a cough could be the only symptom of it. In December he had a cold that caused such bad coughing he had strider. He sees his ENT Friday about his tonsils, super big and he drools alot, and then goes back to the lung specialist at the end of March. In the meantime he is on an emergency plan of 3 breathing treatments back to back plus a steroid before I go to the ER if he has another bad coughing episode. So far nothing more than a little coughing easily cleared up with a breathing treatment.
He also just went to the geneticist because we found out my 5 year's rare chromo condition is inherited, biomom was just diagnosed it. The doctor has had his eye on him every time I bring big brother in, and this time he checked him over good, but said he doesn't think he has it. He said the possibility of CF is the stupidest thing he ever heard, and said he will see him in 6 months to do a hand scan to check his bone age and maybe he needs growth hormones. Being small goes along with the deletion too, big brother was tiny up until recently.
I'm just really confused and don't know what to think. Is his coughing a possible sign of cf when it is not every day? I don't know much about cf at all to know what I should be watching for. I feel like I am dealing with dualing doctors. :)