When I fell pregnant with Cara on my three month scan the doctors said an ecogenic bowel was showing which could mean that my baby had something wrong with her, so they carried out tests on me and my partner and the results came back showing that both me and Jamie carry a faulty gene that can make cystic fibrosis. I was in and out of hospital every two weeks having scans and tests to make sure Cara was developing properly. Cara was born weighing 5lb 15oz. Within a few days she dropped down to 5lb 5oz and was so tiny! She was not settled and was drinking milk and then soon after she had very runny oily stools. About a week after birth Cara was ou on creon capsules, as her pancreas does not work properly, so she needs this to absorb the fat from food to gain weight.
Since Cara was born she has been in and out of hospital regularly with infections and bugs which was causing her lungs harm. IV antibiotics were given to her each time for 2 weeks, this means a very long stay in hospital! Each day Cara takes medication in order to survive and stay well,she is on numerous antibiotics,vitamins, nebulisers, inhalers and has physiotherapy twice a day. Cara is very strong willed and a fighter, but for a five year old girl she shouldn't have to go what she goes through.. She is my idol, my hero <3