My grandson is in the Hospital.. I am having one of those days :(

Hi.. you all may have seen my post about kids with CF reaching out to kids with CF. My grandson is 6 yrs old has CF. He is such a amazing kid and so smart. I think he knows more about his meds and schedule than I do! He has sinus issues has always has had a runny nose :) he takes zrytec and cincular plus all his other meds :0 He had a sinus infection and even with predisone and antibiotic he got worse. He was admitted to hospital Sunday for exacerbation of CF .. to me this means he cannot stop coughing! This is hard and because of a terrible reaction to antibiotics last Oct. the docs are being very cautious with what meds they can use now. He is growing strep on the culture and the new culture they took results are not back yet. They suggest having his tonsils removed because he has grown strep a lot over last 6 months. Also they may do a bronchoscopy to see if there is something else he may be growing that does not show up on sputum culture. But they will not be able to do either till he gets better. Docs said may do both in June after school is out. Because I am a sappy Grandma I am having a hard time dealing with this right now. He is doing better and his cough has really slowed down so I am thankful for little things now like no more constant cough! He had a picc line put in today and he totally freaked out!! He is scared and knows what is going on, I asked him why he is so scared of the picc is it because it hurts? Or because he thinks it could hurt he agreed he is sc...
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BOSTON (CBS)- It happens to every parent. Your child wakes up with a cough, a rash, or pink eye and now you’re forced to figure out if you should send them to school or daycare, or keep them at home. It’s rarely convenient to keep your kids at home. Many parents work and don’t have back-up childcare so deciding whether you need to pull your child from school is a hard one, but it’s not always necessary. Dr. Mallika Marshall shared some general guidelines to help you decide: Stay Home Fever over 101 degrees Strep throat Diarrhea Recurrent vomiting Mouth sores Weeping skin sores But there are some c...
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Hi! I guess I am just looking for opinions on whether or not I should seek CF testing. I'm sorry this is so long! Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer some advice. I've been "sick" on and off for a few years now. As a child I had strep throat A LOT until my tonsils were removed. I was also suspected to have asthma. I don't know how it was decided I didn't. I cleared my throat absolutely constantly but to my knowledge this was not investigated. As a preteen I had a heart murmur that apparently went away and had a couple fainting episodes and was diagnosed with syncope. I was pretty healthy through my t...
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