try a little..cmon!!???

Posted on: Mon, 12/25/2006 - 11:18pm
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Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2006 - 12:01am
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I just came to post the same link, my dh sent it to me. becca

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2006 - 1:25am
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This article was in the Houston Chronicle this morning, and I came online to post it. BENSMOM has also posted it in research.
This is so encouraging.
To see the story of a board member who is participating in the same study, go to this link:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum16/HTML/000187.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum16/HTML/000187.html[/url]
I am so grateful for the parents and children participating. I read the story with tears in my eyes, and I already knew about it. It's just so hopeful for us. To think--by the time DS goes to college we wouldn't have to worry about accidental exposure.
I'm also hopeful what this could mean for other allergies like sesame which is so hard for people who are ana to it. And shellfish! And, goodness, soy and corn which are so prevalent in food.
It's very exciting!
My only concern about this article being in the paper is that after reading about this or hearing about it folks may try to do this on their own. I know in the article Dr. Burks discourages this, but media stretches far and wide. I don't know how many people tell me DS could outgrow his allergy because they heard about it once. A little knowledge could be a dangerous thing with regard to this.

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2006 - 10:39am
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this same article was inthe Staten Island Advance

Posted on: Wed, 12/27/2006 - 7:37am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]My only concern about this article being in the paper is that after reading about this or hearing about it folks may try to do this on their own. I know in the article Dr. Burks discourages this, but media stretches far and wide. I don't know how many people tell me DS could outgrow his allergy because they heard about it once. A little knowledge could be a dangerous thing with regard to this. [/b]
I had this same exact thought after reading the article.
My other fear is with the general public who are not educated about PA and other FA's. They might read this article and think a little bit won't hurt because it may undermine those of us who say that even a little bit could be deadly. I could see people sneaking a little bit to our prove us wrong, KWIM?
I also keep thinking about Careful Mom's story with Van DeCamps and her DD's milk allergy.
Tracy

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 7:21am
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I haven't responded to this b/c frankly I get a little tired defending this study, and I've been extra cranky lately anyway, but let me just say a couple things, for what it's worth (maybe nothing, who knows):
remember that this is not random exposures...this is VERY carefully controlled and calculated, moving up very slightly and very incrementally. THis is not an accidental exposure one day, nothing for 6 months, then another exposure later...very very different.
And I understand how those on the "outside" might read too much into this info, but honestly, I can't worry about that. I am glad that the study is there, and I'm glad that we're a part of it, and I'm glad that this info is out there more now...I don't want to be the main source for this info b/c that's a heavy responsibility and I don't know enough to answer all the questions, so I'm very happy that this article was in virtually every paper across the country...I think it serves to validate the info you've read here re: the study, and I HOPE that it gives hope to everyone here and all those out there who have never been to pa.com and have never heard of this study.
Ok, done, let's hope little DS doesn't cough and we all get some sleep tonight...my crankiness needs to go away.
Melissa

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2006 - 12:01am
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I just came to post the same link, my dh sent it to me. becca

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2006 - 1:25am
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This article was in the Houston Chronicle this morning, and I came online to post it. BENSMOM has also posted it in research.
This is so encouraging.
To see the story of a board member who is participating in the same study, go to this link:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum16/HTML/000187.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum16/HTML/000187.html[/url]
I am so grateful for the parents and children participating. I read the story with tears in my eyes, and I already knew about it. It's just so hopeful for us. To think--by the time DS goes to college we wouldn't have to worry about accidental exposure.
I'm also hopeful what this could mean for other allergies like sesame which is so hard for people who are ana to it. And shellfish! And, goodness, soy and corn which are so prevalent in food.
It's very exciting!
My only concern about this article being in the paper is that after reading about this or hearing about it folks may try to do this on their own. I know in the article Dr. Burks discourages this, but media stretches far and wide. I don't know how many people tell me DS could outgrow his allergy because they heard about it once. A little knowledge could be a dangerous thing with regard to this.

Posted on: Tue, 12/26/2006 - 10:39am
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this same article was inthe Staten Island Advance

Posted on: Wed, 12/27/2006 - 7:37am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]My only concern about this article being in the paper is that after reading about this or hearing about it folks may try to do this on their own. I know in the article Dr. Burks discourages this, but media stretches far and wide. I don't know how many people tell me DS could outgrow his allergy because they heard about it once. A little knowledge could be a dangerous thing with regard to this. [/b]
I had this same exact thought after reading the article.
My other fear is with the general public who are not educated about PA and other FA's. They might read this article and think a little bit won't hurt because it may undermine those of us who say that even a little bit could be deadly. I could see people sneaking a little bit to our prove us wrong, KWIM?
I also keep thinking about Careful Mom's story with Van DeCamps and her DD's milk allergy.
Tracy

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 7:21am
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I haven't responded to this b/c frankly I get a little tired defending this study, and I've been extra cranky lately anyway, but let me just say a couple things, for what it's worth (maybe nothing, who knows):
remember that this is not random exposures...this is VERY carefully controlled and calculated, moving up very slightly and very incrementally. THis is not an accidental exposure one day, nothing for 6 months, then another exposure later...very very different.
And I understand how those on the "outside" might read too much into this info, but honestly, I can't worry about that. I am glad that the study is there, and I'm glad that we're a part of it, and I'm glad that this info is out there more now...I don't want to be the main source for this info b/c that's a heavy responsibility and I don't know enough to answer all the questions, so I'm very happy that this article was in virtually every paper across the country...I think it serves to validate the info you've read here re: the study, and I HOPE that it gives hope to everyone here and all those out there who have never been to pa.com and have never heard of this study.
Ok, done, let's hope little DS doesn't cough and we all get some sleep tonight...my crankiness needs to go away.
Melissa

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