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Posted on: Mon, 06/07/2004 - 11:00pm
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I would have to say that I would keep my DS's PA allergy, along with the rest of them. Even though it is life threatening, it is avoidable most of the time. Maybe I shouldn't feel so comfortable, but I feel that as long as we are pro-active and do everything that we possible can, including expect the unexpected, that we will always be prepared and everything will work out fine.
I definitely would not choose a learning disability. After my DS could not attend preschool because he was always sick and then became really behind in kindergarten due to absences, it was really hard to get him up to speed with the rest of the class. Thankfully it was done with a two month span free and clear illness.
I wouldn't thank my lucky stars that this is all I have to deal with because I think every disease/disability is individually hard. I also think that it is impossible to compare them because the stressors, disability, treatments, who and how it affects them, etc. are all different.
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Renee athma/EA
Quinton: PA/TNA/Soy/EA/Severe Asthma/whole egg/onion/cocoa bean/chicken/turkey/string beans/potato
Mykiaja: EA/asthma
Taylor: EA/asthma

Posted on: Tue, 07/27/2004 - 11:56pm
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reraising to compliment another thread in main discussion.

Posted on: Wed, 07/28/2004 - 4:14am
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Great thread MommaBear! It helps me see the forest through the trees a little more.
One of my friend's daughter's has Rett Syndrome, a disease which affects every aspect of her life. She can't speak, she can barely walk, she is severely mentally disabled, and there is no cure...she'll only get worse as time goes on.
I've often felt an unspoken " you have no idea how bad it could be" from her when my son's allergies would come up (only because we're around food, I try not to bring them up otherwise around her.)
And I know that she's right. Thanks for re-raising this, great thread!
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Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Thu, 09/30/2004 - 3:51am
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reraising with thoughts of Allie.

Posted on: Thu, 02/17/2005 - 8:33am
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reraising to compliment other threads and for personal reasons.

Posted on: Sat, 02/19/2005 - 11:08pm
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had reason again, yesterday, personally, to reraise this thread.

Posted on: Wed, 06/22/2005 - 10:37pm
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[i]reraising.[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 06/23/2005 - 5:54am
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If only I had a magic wand for a choice like that! I'm just not sure what I would trade in, but definitely something. You see, beside PA, Jimmy also has epilepsy, asthma, and a possible learning disability (he just finished 1st grade, and the school suspects one since he is having a very difficult time learning to read, but his overall IQ is 130). Any one of his problems wouldn't be too bad, but in combination it can get very stressful.
If I had the opportunity to pick one that we could get rid, I'm really not sure what I'd choose. The only one he has that is potentially deadly is PA, but the others have more of an effect on his daily life. He is virtually guartanteed to outgrow his form of epilepsy, but he is currently having problems his his meds for that. I still don't know which condition I would choose. Very hard one for me.

Posted on: Thu, 06/23/2005 - 1:24pm
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I'll trade my PA for a second home on the coast of New Zealand's North Island - up around Leigh will do just fine.....(my Motherland).
If we're going to discuss trading PA for something else - then who says it has to be something worse. Is this to make us feel grateful that we ONLY have PA instead of being blind, retarded, or otherwise? Life can always be worse than what we've been handed - but on the other hand, it can be better too.

Posted on: Thu, 06/23/2005 - 2:55pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Adele:
[b]I'll trade my PA for a second home on the coast of New Zealand's North Island - up around Leigh will do just fine.....(my Motherland).
If we're going to discuss trading PA for something else - then who says it has to be something worse. Is this to make us feel grateful that we ONLY have PA instead of being blind, retarded, or otherwise? Life can always be worse than what we've been handed - but on the other hand, it can be better too. [/b]
Completely Understand. That said, I sure wouldn't want to make anyone feel [i]worse[/i] about PA. Anywoooooo I consider myself one of the *us* as anything that touches my child's flesh, touches *me* as well. Probably more so. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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