Connor is now 18 years old. He was diagnosed at 3 months old with CF. His early years were spent doing many breathing treatments and chest physical therapy. As the years passed, his profound fatigue was quite a puzzle. He was then diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. The intake of daily meds rose to approximately 40 per day, just to try to stay healthy.
As a 9 year old he was diagnosed with CF related liver disease. More meds were added to the list. Upon turning 12 he was then diagnosed with CF related diabetes and was insulin dependent, needing up to 4 shots a day. After being on such high doses of steroids to keep his lungs healthy, his knees and hips were affected. In the future there is a strong possibility of the need of knee replacements.
CF related liver disease proved to be bigger than any of the doctors thought it would be and in Dec. of 2010 Connor was the recipient of a living donor liver transplant. The need for anti-rejection medication is needed everyday for the rest of his life.
He continues with the many treatments, medications and chest physical therapy, each done with a smile and a gratefulness to God to be alive!