Adam was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when I was 12 weeks pregnant with him via CVS. Adam takes a lot of medication and has physiotherapy twice a day every single day of his life to help keep him well and prolong his life.
Since birth, Adam has been in and out of hospital and suffers from asthma-induced wheeze. Whenever he gets poorly with anything as little as a cold, he ends up in hospital for 2 weeks (minimum) for a course of IV antibiotics to help him get better.
Cystic Fibrosis affects all his organs, but mainly his lungs and digestive system. He is prone to chest infections which damage the lungs and is the main cause for the short life expectancy. His digestive system does not work as it should and does not digest fat, so Adam takes replacement enzymes to help him digest the fat in foods every time he eats. He also has to have a high fat/calorie diet to help maintain his weight and help his body fight off infections.
Despite everything he endures Adam is truly an inspiring boy, he takes everyday with positivity and always has a smile on his face. He is a true warrior that won’t let CF beat him.