Fortunately, the tests were negative although both are "carriers".
At 6 pounds 12 ounces, she was lighter than her sisters, Rebekah, and Hannah, and she had difficulty putting weight on after she was born. After a spell in hospital in December 1996, when she was suffering from bronchitis, it was thought that she had asthma but my sister-in-law, Sue, who is a nurse, was already beginning to suspect that Miriam had Cystic Fibrosis.
On the one hand, with no history of Cystic Fibrosis in either her family or my brother, Tims family, this seemed impossible but there was no other explanation of the symptoms which Miriam had.
After that they see the CF nurse and finally the CF doctor.
When Miriam has a particularly bad infection, which oral antibiotics are not strong enough to fight, it is necessary for her to go into hospital to receive a course of intra-venous antibiotics.