My brother is a CF er.
Posted on January 31 2014
My brother was diagnosised with CF before he was six months old. He at times was in the hospital but it was not a regular thing for him thankfully. As he gets older he has become sicker. As a kid, mom and dad never stopped him from doing anything because of his CF and he has always been able to be very active and I think that was part of why he was generally healthy. Now he is almost 30 and has spent the majority of the last 4 months in the hospital. He got pneamonia, MSRA in his lungs and 2 or 3 times the upper lobe of his right lung has colasped. Nothing the doctors have done so far has given him much relief. My biggest fear my entire life has been loosing my brother. I dont think he will be leaving us anytime soon but seeing him so sick scares the hell out of me and I feel very helpless. I cant begin to know how he feels, knowing that his life expectancy is not too far off from where he is now. I just hope that they can get his lung functions back up so he can get his life back.