Learning that your child has cystic fibrosis can be overwhelming. You may feel sad, guilty, scared, or even angry, but you are not alone. We are here to help.
Delayed puberty is common among young men with CF, but working with your CF care team to ensure you get good nutrition can help encourage healthy development and growth.
Protecting your children with CF, at all costs, sounds like a loving thing to do until you consider what it may cost them. To keep a balance between their health and healthy childhood development, my husband and I have learned that it takes a prudent approach with careful and creative decision making.
As a CF mom, I'm always in a state of wonder about whether the choices I'm making are the right ones for my son with CF and the rest of the family.
There are many ways you can support a family with a child or children with cystic fibrosis. Educating yourself about the disease and its treatments and offering to help without being asked are some of the best ways you can show you care.
My mom was always my biggest advocate and most selfless caretaker, but she went above and beyond when she also took my friend under her wing.
When my wife and I learned that our son, Benny, has cystic fibrosis, we were concerned about how we would fit his treatments and care into our daily lives. We are grateful to have not needed to make many major changes like we anticipated, thanks to having a village around us and finding ways to make treatment time more fun.
Learning that my son, Rowland, has two rare cystic fibrosis variants and is currently unable to access highly effective modulator therapies was emotionally challenging and isolating for me. Then, I was introduced to another mom who could truly understand and relate to our experience. I am so grateful for not only the support we can provide to each other, but also for the friendship that grew from our connection.
When my wife and I found out that our daughter had cystic fibrosis, we decided to start maintaining a daily schedule for her CF treatment and care. Here are five ways that we uphold this routine and encourage our little girl to take an active role in her own care.