Dr. Sampsons test results show that my son may have outgrown his PA!!!

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 12:53am
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pWell I don't even know where to begin, I am on a natural high right now.br /
As you all probably know I took Bobby to Dr. Sampson last Monday to be tested for his PA/TA.br /
As it is right now they beleive he could of outgrown his PA definatley his TA.br /
Bobby use to be a level 5 for PA 3 for certain TA.br /
When Dr. Sampson did his levels he came out negative for his TA a level 2.2 for PA. They explained that his levels dropped drastically from his tests when he was little that there is a 50/50 chance that he has outgrown the PA they want to challenge him. They also explained that 20 percent of children that have a reaction to PA at such a young age have the chance of out growing it.br /
I will do the challenge because, I feel I would never know if I don't. They do the challenge in a controlled area so nothing will happen to him even if he was to have a reaction. I am scared about the possibilty of a reaction but, I know that they are experts on this they do this all the time. The Dr. explained that nothing terrible has ever happened to any of the children they have all the medications right their. He is a prime canidate for this testing they assured me that he would be okay.br /
I am not going to even 2nd guess myself about the testing because, we all need to know./p
pTheir is hope for all our children I felt I needed to let everyone know about this./p
pRonna/p

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 1:06am
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Ronna,
I wish you the the best of luck. When is the challenge test? I really hope Bobby turns up negative.
How old was Bobby when he had his first rx? How many reactions has he had? Does he have asthma? What about eczema? How many other things is he allergic to?
My son was 11 months old with his first rx. He has only had 1 other rx. He does have asthma and eczema. I guess I want to compare the two. Thanks.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Kim
[This message has been edited by KIM I (edited May 02, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 1:07am
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I'm so happy to hear this news! Good for you guys! At what age was your son's first reaction? Can you tell me what the symptoms were? How old is your son now? Has he ever had another reaction since the first one? The reason I ask is because I have heard that all of those things are factors. Of course, I hold out hope that my son will be one of the lucky ones to outgrow this allergy.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 3:06am
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Caringmom, I needed to hear something good today and this is certainly that. It is 85 degrees here so I am hot and looking for all the pleasantness possible. That is great. I would love to see what Christophers levels would be like if he went back again. He is so scared of the tests that he will not go for it. Were you scared when you had him redone? I am just wondering what was going through your head durning testing knowing what the outcomes could be??? I am so happy and concerned about the whole thing. claire

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 3:48am
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To answer everyones questions, I'll start off right from the beggining. Bobby was around 9 months old or so & had very very bad eczema, he no longer has eczema except for maybe during the winter he'll get a dry patch here or there, then when he was around 18 months old my SIL gave him ritz bits with pb, his stimach broke out in all hives. The pediatrician said stay far away from pb, then when he was almst 3 he had a reeses pb cup & he broke out in welts, vomiting, fever, & itchy eyes. Then he told his father that his throat was hurting very bad. The Dr. gave him an adrenal shot. I was not there to witness this attack but, my son's Dr. said he was going into anaphlyatic shock & he kept my son in the office for an hour & a half.
He has not had any contact to any pb since & has not had any reactions, he will be 6 years old in August. Bobby does not suffer from asthma though he does have environmental allergies(ragweed, grass & trees along with cats).
The testing Dr. Sampson did was the levels of the IGE Antibody to the allergens(blood work), he will be doing a challenge with food & yes I am very, very scared but, how else am I to know if he is really ourgrowing this? His levels have dropped & I really don't have a choice but, to do this right now. They did explain that he will be in a cotrolled area & that nothing serious has ever happened to any of their patients. All the medications are right there for the children if he should have a reaction.
I do also feel very positive about this & so does his pediatrician, I did consult his pediatrician this morning before I made any decisions. He feels Dr. Sampson is the expert & he would never put my son in harms way.
Thank You for all questions & feeling just as happy as I do & I'll definately keep everyone posted.
Ronna

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 4:37am
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Ronna this is definitely great news! Congratulations!!!
Just one more question for you though - what type of testing was done when your son was very young, skin testing or blood work? And what was his score on either of these tests back then?
I have pretty much given up hope for Philip to outgrow this thing. His CAP RAST score came back at 93.5 for peanuts (high Class 5) but your post left me a bit of encouragement. He's just turned 3 in April so I guess I'll keep crossing my fingers some more!

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 4:43am
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Philips Mom,
Bobby had a RAST test, level 5, count 20,000+,I was told he was way off the charts for PA. My allergist & pediatrician could not beleive the results, the test was preformmed about 2 weeks after the ingestion. I thought it was right after the reaction but, I was wrong. The Dr. looked it up for me this past week when I was there.
Good Luck.
Ronna

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 4:55am
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What hopeful news! I wish you the best. Thanks for sharing your experience. It gives us all hope! I look forward to hearing how the challenge goes.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 6:24am
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Caring Mom - I am so happy for you! This is real hope. My son's first reaction was simply hives, a red face and itchy eyes. It was enough to for us to race to the pediatrician's office, but he never had any trouble breathing. Our allergist said that he may grow out of it, but he may not. (I just love those definite answers)
We are very careful about what we give him and I thank God every day when I put him down at night that the day was uneventful. Please keep us posted, and you have all of my good wishes!!!!

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 6:28am
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We,too,are patients of Dr. Sampson's and our child was tested last summer because he, too, fell into the category of possibly having "outgrown" his peanut allergy. Unfortunately, this did not prove to be the case, and he did react to the peanut that he was given. I hasten to say that he was given medication to reverse the reaction, and is fine. We, too, wanted to know. Good luck!

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 7:30am
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Ronna-
Congratulations! Hope all goes well. Keep us informed. How does your son feel about being challenged? My son freaks out if he realizes he is even near a "may contain" product.

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