CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Berkeley County boy with cystic fibrosis will not get a rare lung transplant needed to save his life unless doctors can find a way to combat his body's resistance to antibiotics, his mother said Monday.
Jordy Carper, 10, of Hedgesville is to receive lung lobes from his mother and grandmother during an operation at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
But recent lab tests show his body is resistant to antibiotics, which could make the operation too dangerous because doctors would have to suppress his immune system to do it, Melissa Carper said.
``I was totally devastated,'' by the news, Melissa Carper said. ``It seems like every time we take a step forward we get knocked a step back.''