Passed Challenge! PTL!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 2:37am
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I am posting this to encourage everyone that it is possible to outgrow this thing! DD passed her challenge test last week! PTL!! We have prayed for this every day for 6 years. Don't give up hope!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 3:05am
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That is great news - congrats!
What were her RAST numbers? Did the numbers decrease through the years? What types of reactions did she have and when was her last reaction? How old was she when she was diagnosed?

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 3:12am
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Congratulations! A word of encouragement to those still waiting
2 Corinthians 12:9

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 3:33am
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THAT IS AWESOME!!! I am so happy for you and your family.
Now of COURSE we want all the details- numbers, exposures, other allergies, does she have asthma, etc. ALL the good stuff!!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 3:44am
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Oh what a blessing you have received!!!! I am encouraged when I hear these types of stories!
Please post more detail when you have the opportunity!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 3:47am
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A brief history: she was diagnosed at 6 months by a skin prick test after suffering stomach aches and bloody stool. She had not been tested again until this year at age 6. Her RAST score was below .35 and she also had a negative skin test before the challenge. Her doctor would not challenge her unless both of those tests came back negative; he also told us that the digestive system completely matures around age 5, so he thought that she was a good age to challenge. We were 'religious' about keeping her away from peanuts and cross-contaminated things, and thankfully, never saw any other reactions. She also had an egg allergy which she outgrew at age 4; her brother had an avocado allergy which he outgrew by age 3. Allergies definitely run in the family! God has been so good to us. The first thing DD did when the Dr. told her she was safe was to bow her head and thank her Lord! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 4:16am
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Yea! That is WONDERFUL. Seriously wonderful. Although Nate at 6 is past the age of outgrowing, it's great encouragement for those who have infants and younger children. It's a great reason to be, as you put it, "religious" about avoidance. As my doc explained it, every small exposure increases the chance that they will not outgrow the allergy. Obviously, the type of sensitization treatment done at Duke seem to be the exception--where the amounts are measured in milligrams and are very controlled.)
Great work, mom! (And I don't mean that praise to discourage or put blame on anyone whose child, like mine, has had splotches and small reactions from time to time. I just think it's awesome that together with your family and caregivers you gave her the space to outgrow her allergy.)
There is hope for all of our kids, I believe.
April

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 4:16am
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Awesome - that's so great! How adorable is your DD's response. How sweet!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 4:27am
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Thank you for sharing your happy, happy news with everyone!!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Have a giddy day. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 6:42am
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Thanks for sharing your great news. Prayers of Thanksgiving indeed!!!

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 11:38am
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Great News!

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