ds failed egg challenge

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 7:03am
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and failed it miserably, w/ a negative RAST. He required benadryl, epi, then more benadryl; this from less than 1/2 a cupcake. It's been a long day. I'm actually going to take a break from the board; just can't do the allergy discussion thing for now. If anyone has a pressing question about the Duke peanut study (from the Research section) my email is in my profile and I'll try to give you a coherent answer. Not today, though, and maybe not tomorrow. But soon.
Melissa

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 7:04am
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I am really really sorry to hear that....Hugs.

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 7:57am
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Sorry, Melissa. That's tough to have your hopes raised and then dashed. Hope he's none the worse for wear after the challenge.
I wasn't clear though so I'm hoping you'll clarify if you're still reading: was the egg challenge related to the Duke study? Were they giving egg too, or was it just coincidental that his RAST levels dropped? Did the doctor have any thoughts on a negative RAST/positive challenge?

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 8:11am
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Oh Melissa, I am so sorry. I really feel for you and for your DS. It must have been very frightening for both of you. I know the Duke study is only for PN, and this was not in any way associated. I'll send some prayers your way. Remember, He doesn't give us any more than we can handle.
God Bless,
Bridget

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 8:15am
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OMG! Wow! I am sorry for you both. I never would have expected it to go that way.
How much did this shake up your son? Was it his first epi? I am really sorry...

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 8:16am
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I'm very sorry. You must be so disappointed, frightened, worn out.
I'll keep you in thoughts and prayers.

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 8:33am
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Melissa, I am so sorry to hear this. You and your son are in my thoughts today.
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Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 8:47am
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I'm so sorry Melissa. I was really hoping it would turn out differently. (((hugs)))

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 9:24am
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Melissa.. I am so sorry. My heart just breaks for you... to get your hopes up and have them crushed must be devistating.
Sorry
Therese

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 9:41am
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I'm sorry to hear that. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 10:15am
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I'm sorry to hear of this. My thoughts & prayers are with you as well.

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 10:45am
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I am so sorry too....HUGS
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Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 12:06pm
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I am sorry. I am sorry he had a bad reaction.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We know how frustrating these food allergies are.
Cindy

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 12:09pm
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Melissa,
{{{Hugs}}} to you and your whole family. I just wanted to say that I, like many others, follow your posts about the research with great interest and hope. Your son is breaking ground so that many other children/families may not have to suffer so much.
Take care, and stay strong. But allow yourself to have a pity party for a few days...you've definitely earned it.
Daisy

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 2:14pm
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I'm sorry to hear that. We too had anaphylaxis to egg after a neg RAST and neg SPT. Unfortunatley we were at home - so I am glad you were in a good place and got good care. It is still so scary and disappointing though.

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 2:28pm
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I am sorry-- I know how excited you were to try the challenge today. How disheartening that it turned out so badly.

Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 3:01pm
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I'm sorry that it wasn't a pass. He was very brave to try!
Cathy

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2007 - 6:23am
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Oh Melissa, I'm so sorry. I feel like you and your family are part of my own. We have read every post about the Duke study getting so excited for your little guy every step of the way. He's such a brave kid and DESERVES to pass!!! I'll definately say a little prayer for all of you tonight.

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2007 - 10:13am
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Thinking of you and ds. I wish I had more words of comfort, but it just stinks.
I hope he is feeling better now.

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2007 - 11:07pm
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Nothing but hugs...
jason
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Posted on: Thu, 06/07/2007 - 9:05pm
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I'm so sorry Melissa. Hugs to you and your son. Meg

Posted on: Thu, 06/07/2007 - 11:37pm
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Melissa:
So sorry to hear this, but I know that you and your son will get through it. We will miss your postings, but understand that you need to take a break.
Regards,
Kelly

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