Cystic Fibrosis is a life-shortening, inherited disorder that affects the way salt and water move into and out of the body's cells. The biggest effects of this problem are the respiratory and digestive system where thick mucus blocks and lines the organs (primarily the lungs and pancreas) causing irreversible lung damage, poor digestion, poor absorption of food and really salty skin.
Naythan has Cystic Fibrosis and there is NO cure!
Meds and Treatments
Pulmozyne 1 vial Once Daily This is an inhaled medication to help with keeping the lungs clear of mucus. This is done with his nebulizer.
Albuterol 1 vial Twice daily This is an inhaled medication to help with opening the lungs up, done before the Pulmozyne to allow the medication to get deeper into his lungs.
ADEKs 1 pill daily This is his vitamin supplement. These vitamins are those that their bodies don't digest or use well.
Zantac 1ml twice daily This is normally a heartburn and GERD helper, but when taking Enzymes helps with digestion.
Ultrase MT 12 3 capsules with all meals and snacks These are taken to help his body digest food. He doesn't digest food the same way we do. The food would go right through his body. Flonase1 Squirt in each nostril nightly This helps with breathing and cuts down on snoring caused by seasonal allergies.
Singulair 1 pill before bed This helps with the symptoms of seasonal allergies and allows easier sleeping at night.
The Vest 80mins daily The Vest helps with Chest therapy to help "knock" the mucus out of the lungs and keep the lungs clear.