Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Were learning more about CF

It still hasn't been quite two weeks since we found out that Chance our newborn has a genetic disease called CF.  Luckily, none of the other kid's have CF.  We were scared McKenna had it but gratefully she does not. 

Chance is a level 2 CF patient.  Evidently there are 6 levels with one being the most severe and six being the most mild.  We will post more as the information becomes available to us.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Good News!

It has been an agonizingly long weekend waiting for today.  We just found out that Mckenna does NOT have CF.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Results on Monday

Unfortunately we did not get McKenna's results today.  We will have to wait until Monday to find out. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

McKenna's second sweat test

McKenna will get a second sweat test tomorrow at 8:00 AM.  We are also sending up a stool sample as well.  So we should know more tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis Testing

Today we took the rest of the kids into Primary Children's to test them for CF.  They did sweat test that measures your salt content.  Any top number between 40-59 is borderline and would need retesting.  Cache tested 17/40 Carsen tested 15/40, but Mckenna tested 41/40.  So there is a chance Mckenna has Cystic Fibrosis.  We noticed that Mckenna doesn't drink a lot of liquid, so we're hoping that's the reason her salt content was so high.  She has shown no other signs of Cystic Fibrosis in her 2.5 years of life.  We will be doing a DNA test, Stool Sample Test, and another sweat test.  We are waiting for the nurse to call us tomorrow to let us know when we can have those tests done.  We are hopeful that those things are negative.
To find out more about CF click here.

This is a picture of Chance and Mckenna, April 2011