Anyway, forward to TODAY.
He had an appointment at the CF clinic. A pulmonary function test, series of chest x-rays, and visit with the doctors in the clinic.
So, we did the tests, spent most of the day at Children's Hospital.
I take him in to see the doc at the CF clinic, and the doc looks over all of his test results, and his medical history. He tells me "I MAY have some good news for you." (the rest below is paraphrased)
Lil Dude's lung function is good, BETTER than the doc's.
Lil Dude doesn't have any history of growth issues. (which point to CF)
Lil Dude has NO family history of growth issues, or male infertility and is generally healthy. (these decrease the chance of it being CF)
Lil Dude has the ONE condition that can lead to a false positive on a sweat test that is NOT a life threatening condition - eczema.
We are still going to wait for the genetic marker testing to come back (in now about 2 1/2 weeks), BUT, the odds are that he does not have CF. The doc said he'd put the odds at about 75% against it, versus the 99.99% for it that I was told before.
This is a HUGE weight off my shoulders even though it is NOT a definate as yet.