In the last few years more and more has been said about Cystic Fibrosis (CF), however for years it was a ghost illness that killed children. Most people diagnosed with CF didn’t live past their sixteenth birthday. Today, with a life expectancy of 40 years old, CF is more well known, and better treatments have become available to allow its patients to find a comfortable normal within society. There are portable nebulizers, battery operated vests, and IV meds that can be attached to PICC lines while on the go. As someone who loves a CF’er you have to learn the ins and outs of caregiving. While most CF’ers are independent and fully capable of caring for themselves, sometimes even Batman needs Robin.
Originally posted on December 1, 2015 @ 9:23 pm