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    Sibling issues

    A frequent issue here is dealing with Emily's health issues frequently resulting in broken plans (or at the least, having to often readjust plans or not being able to commit in advance to certain things.)

    This understandably results in resentment on their part when they have to miss something they've been looking forward to because 'Emily is sick AGAIN'. I do the best I can for this not to happen but it's not always possible for things to go on 'like normal' for them when she's too sick to go anywhere and I am tied home doing treatments 4x/day, etc.

    How do I help the boys when they feel like Emily's CF is taking over THEIR life too?

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    Sibling issues

    A frequent issue here is dealing with Emily's health issues frequently resulting in broken plans (or at the least, having to often readjust plans or not being able to commit in advance to certain things.)

    This understandably results in resentment on their part when they have to miss something they've been looking forward to because 'Emily is sick AGAIN'. I do the best I can for this not to happen but it's not always possible for things to go on 'like normal' for them when she's too sick to go anywhere and I am tied home doing treatments 4x/day, etc.

    How do I help the boys when they feel like Emily's CF is taking over THEIR life too?

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    Sibling issues

    A frequent issue here is dealing with Emily's health issues frequently resulting in broken plans (or at the least, having to often readjust plans or not being able to commit in advance to certain things.)

    This understandably results in resentment on their part when they have to miss something they've been looking forward to because 'Emily is sick AGAIN'. I do the best I can for this not to happen but it's not always possible for things to go on 'like normal' for them when she's too sick to go anywhere and I am tied home doing treatments 4x/day, etc.

    How do I help the boys when they feel like Emily's CF is taking over THEIR life too?

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    Sibling issues

    A frequent issue here is dealing with Emily's health issues frequently resulting in broken plans (or at the least, having to often readjust plans or not being able to commit in advance to certain things.)

    This understandably results in resentment on their part when they have to miss something they've been looking forward to because 'Emily is sick AGAIN'. I do the best I can for this not to happen but it's not always possible for things to go on 'like normal' for them when she's too sick to go anywhere and I am tied home doing treatments 4x/day, etc.

    How do I help the boys when they feel like Emily's CF is taking over THEIR life too?

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    Sibling issues

    A frequent issue here is dealing with Emily's health issues frequently resulting in broken plans (or at the least, having to often readjust plans or not being able to commit in advance to certain things.)
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    <br />This understandably results in resentment on their part when they have to miss something they've been looking forward to because 'Emily is sick AGAIN'. I do the best I can for this not to happen but it's not always possible for things to go on 'like normal' for them when she's too sick to go anywhere and I am tied home doing treatments 4x/day, etc.
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    <br />How do I help the boys when they feel like Emily's CF is taking over THEIR life too?

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    Sibling issues

    I'm glad you asked this question, Harriet! We've not had to miss too much, due to illness, but often things get worked around treatments, trips to the doctor and CF fundraising. For example, My non-cf'er never gets to have me put her to bed because CPT is being done then. And, at girl scout cookie time this year, I was hesitant to let her do too much door to door since we'll be making the rounds for CF in a few weeks. None of these are major things, but, I really don't want the older one to grow up resenting her sister or the time that CF stole from all of us.

    I'll be watching this thread and Rebecca's thread about helping non-cf'ers with thier self esteem very closely!

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    Sibling issues

    I'm glad you asked this question, Harriet! We've not had to miss too much, due to illness, but often things get worked around treatments, trips to the doctor and CF fundraising. For example, My non-cf'er never gets to have me put her to bed because CPT is being done then. And, at girl scout cookie time this year, I was hesitant to let her do too much door to door since we'll be making the rounds for CF in a few weeks. None of these are major things, but, I really don't want the older one to grow up resenting her sister or the time that CF stole from all of us.

    I'll be watching this thread and Rebecca's thread about helping non-cf'ers with thier self esteem very closely!

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    Sibling issues

    I'm glad you asked this question, Harriet! We've not had to miss too much, due to illness, but often things get worked around treatments, trips to the doctor and CF fundraising. For example, My non-cf'er never gets to have me put her to bed because CPT is being done then. And, at girl scout cookie time this year, I was hesitant to let her do too much door to door since we'll be making the rounds for CF in a few weeks. None of these are major things, but, I really don't want the older one to grow up resenting her sister or the time that CF stole from all of us.

    I'll be watching this thread and Rebecca's thread about helping non-cf'ers with thier self esteem very closely!

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    Sibling issues

    I'm glad you asked this question, Harriet! We've not had to miss too much, due to illness, but often things get worked around treatments, trips to the doctor and CF fundraising. For example, My non-cf'er never gets to have me put her to bed because CPT is being done then. And, at girl scout cookie time this year, I was hesitant to let her do too much door to door since we'll be making the rounds for CF in a few weeks. None of these are major things, but, I really don't want the older one to grow up resenting her sister or the time that CF stole from all of us.

    I'll be watching this thread and Rebecca's thread about helping non-cf'ers with thier self esteem very closely!

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    Sibling issues

    I'm glad you asked this question, Harriet! We've not had to miss too much, due to illness, but often things get worked around treatments, trips to the doctor and CF fundraising. For example, My non-cf'er never gets to have me put her to bed because CPT is being done then. And, at girl scout cookie time this year, I was hesitant to let her do too much door to door since we'll be making the rounds for CF in a few weeks. None of these are major things, but, I really don't want the older one to grow up resenting her sister or the time that CF stole from all of us.
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    <br />I'll be watching this thread and Rebecca's thread about helping non-cf'ers with thier self esteem very closely!

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