|Posted by Jen on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM|
Happy 2013! I was hoping to ring in the New Year with all 5 of us healthy, but sadly we all caught a respiratory virus. Natalie was the last one to get it, we tried so hard to keep it away from her but she started coughing today. She is coughing for hours, so we just have to give her treatments throughout the day along with her inhalers and then listen to her cough because we have no other way of helping her. This is when a parent feels helpless. She was crying that her throat hurt from coughing so hard, and I wanted so bad to be able to help her, but there isn't anything I can do. With CF this cough has to take its course. Everything in her lungs is thicker than slime so it is very hard to cough it up. So she can literally cough for 9 hrs and nothing. She has been on Cipro (an anitbiotic for 4 weeks, so we will just finish her dose and then she what we have to do next. Fingers crossed this leaves her soon!!