|Posted by Jen on August 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM|
Today I spoke with Natalie's nurse Stacy. I informed her that Natalie was still coughing after 2 different antibiotics. She heard Natalie cough while we were on the phone and she wants to see if Natalie has asthma on top of CF. ( this wouldn't be surprising to us since Natalie seems to have everything possible, i.e. Gilbert's disease, glasses, had a kidney stone, nasal polyps, etc.)
So we decided to give Natalie another 5 day dose of steroids to see if that helps her cough. Stacy said if her cough improved then we have to increase her singulair and advair doses to treat asthma, and if it doesn't help, well then we need to discuss the other options. At this point I think they are hoping it is asthma, because if its not, then I am not sure what options we have left other than the hospital. So we will wait 5 days to see how she reacts to the steroids and then I will call Stacy on Monday to go over the results. I guess fingets crossed that she's asthmatic?!?!?