off to new allergist tomorrow

Posted on: Sun, 08/01/2004 - 3:22am
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Well, as if finding out DS#2 is PA and egg allergic wasn't bad enough, his "now former" allergist "failed" to inform us when we had him retested last month that she no longer participates in our insurance (so guess who's paying that out of pocket expense?!?!). So, we had to get a referral to a new allergist and we see him tomorrow for a consult...I'll be interested to see if he makes any changes in our emergency plans. Also having DS#1 tested due to his worsening seasonal allergies. Wish us luck! I just hope we like him and he's good...he was voted Best Allergist in our area by the nurses, but I know that doesn't necessarily mean much.
Melissa

Posted on: Tue, 08/03/2004 - 8:40am
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How did your app go? Did you like the new allergist? I hope everything went great [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 08/06/2004 - 4:41am
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Well, our appt was interesting...I liked our 1st dr better b/c she was more "warm and fuzzy"...this guy is very abrubt, however, he really seems to know his stuff. He trained at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver (supposed to be good)...Justin (PA, EA, 18 mos old) was tested for some environmental and the big 8 foods (not peanut or egg again) and the only other thing that came up was a slight response to walnut...no big deal to me as we're already avoiding nuts...a few environmental tests too and only came up w/ cats. Jacob (nonPA, 7 yrs old), was allergic to no foods but everything outside...all trees, most grasses, cats, dogs, horses, dust, etc. He will be starting shots in a week.
This dr had some interesting things to say, and was more comforting about living a "mostly normal" life, even in his abrupt way of saying it LOL! Justin won't be tested again until age 3; we will do spt for egg and peanut, and maybe a RAST (I wanted to do one now but he saw no need).
Anyway, there's my long update.
Melissa

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