CF – free
Newborns get all kinds of screens. One of the ones I had been insisting on was the one for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) — I had an aunt die of CF, and so statistically, I had a pretty good chance to be a CF carrier. When the pediatrician said that we’d get the CF screen at the one month checkup, I thought that she meant that they’d take the blood for the screen then. I guess that it actually meant that it will take that long to get the results. They haven’t drawn blood since That first rough night after our initial hospital discharge.
Regardless of how it happened, we got to see CF screen results, and I’m pleased to report that it (and all of the other screens) was (were) within normal parameters. As the pediatrician put it, “She’s a perfect baby. Just small.” We couldn’t agree more.