So my BFF (since we were about 9 years old) is expecting her first baby in Sept. She lives about 8 hours from me. She found out yesterday that she is a carrier for cystic fibrosis. He DH now has to be tested, and they will go from there. I know that the chances of him being a carrier also are very slim. I know that even if they both are carriers, the likelihood that the baby would be healthy is still very good. I am just worried for her, about her, and I don't know what to do. She is mad, upset, scared, everything you can imagine. How do I offer my support when I am so far away? She knows I am always a phone call away, but I have toddlers, work and have a DH that travels most of the week, it would be nearly impossible for me to pack up and rush to her side (which is what I want to do). I just want to help her get through the next few weeks until they really have some definite answers. I tried to tell her not to worry, meanwhile thinking about what a mess I would be if I was in that situation. Any ideas? Anyone dealt with cystic fibrosis? Any info I could pass along to her?
Thanks so much for you help.