The Bout's Story


The Bout’s Story

Brandon is an invitro fertilization (test tube) baby. We had no idea that the cf genes existed in our heritage. Brandon was born with meconium ilius, which resulted in surgery at 2 days old. Another surgery at 1 1/2 yrs due to problems with scar tissue from the first surgery. Also surgery at 2 1/2 yrs due to hydrocele (like hernia.)

Since we had no success with another child after Brandon we decided to adopt! We now have a baby boy named Christian. This was quite a surprise. We got him when he was just a few days old. I am the luckiest Mommy in the world!!!!!!!! My only regret with this baby is that I cannot breastfeed like I did Brandon…..tried and did not succeed.

— By Cheri Bout (December, 1999)