Monday, June 24, 2013

Embryo Testing For CF

Above is a link to an article about embryo testing for CF. 
I had a similar talk with people over in America. It started out with how the world currency will be based on water in the future. This lead to the idea of how China have child restrictions and how if there was a chance to test every embryo. If the embryo was pure, meaning no diseases or disabilities it would be kept. Likewise, if the opposite occurred then the embryo would be discarded of. 
My question was that if such protocol was put into action then I wouldn't exist. Although children with illness or diseases has brought heartaches to the families involved, I also feel that they would have brought much happiness as well. Like myself, I would like to think I have brought happiness and joy to my parents and family, and that something good was created out of originally a bad situation. I'm sure my parents, if given the choice, would much rather me not born with CF. I do believe that everything has happened for a reason. I feel I was given CF for a certain reason, and I'm using my experience to help others with pain, which I do day in day out. 

This leads me to my point. If I started to plan a family I would like my partner to get a test to see if she carries a CF gene. As it stands, I am a carrier as well as having CF. If both partners carry the gene mutation, then there is a 1 in 4 chance of the baby having CF. IF my partner did have the CF gene then as it stands I wouldn't want to take the risk of having a baby with CF. My mind might change but at the moment, I do not want a CF child. That's not to say I wouldn't love and care for it. My thoughts in adoption isn't my first option, but it is better then having a child with CF. 
The main reason for my opinion is the same opinion I have for PWCF in close contact with one another. We should NEVER be in close proximity. Ever. So how could I care for my child, or even hug my child without thinking of cross infection. 

Anyway, I'm not at the stage of planning a family, but that's not to say I haven't thought about it. 

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