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Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 4:40am
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No No No, MB!! Just saying that this is what it means to US.
(BTW, we HS for a lot of reasons...)
I hate the notion of being in a special interest group too.... *sigh*
Does this mean we are "especially interesting" as well?
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Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 5:16am
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Jason, we'll let you into the club if you agree to design the uniforms and come up with the secret handshake.

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 11:30am
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If the allergist said your child has outgrown his/her allergy would you be brave enough to test the waters?

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 1:49pm
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Please remember, a RAST score of zero can still be an allergy.
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Jean
DS allergic to peanuts & watermelon (9/2005 neg RAST peanut & watermelon; 9/2005 skin test neg peanut, positive watermelon; 12/2005 peanut food challenge=anaphylaxis)
other DS with pollen, animal, dust allergies

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 9:11pm
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We were in the >100 club, but then joined the mid 60's club. Wondering what number club we'll be in this May when I'll push for another blood test. It will be three years soon since his last RAST.
I have always looked on the bright side with this number. It's a "scientific" score and "proof" that school districts tend to want to see.

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 9:37pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]
Does this mean we are "especially interesting" as well?
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img][/b]
I have been called "special". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
as in: 'a "special" kind of crazy' (one of many uses)

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 9:47pm
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Quote:Originally posted by ryan's mom:
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I have always looked on the bright side with this number. It's a "scientific" score and "proof" that school districts tend to want to see.[/b]
sayi it isn't so. I mean, I completely understand. I just gotta think about what another poster said (paraphrased)(Gail?)[i] "School districts are like sheep. They Follow. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa."[/i]
I mean the medical community seems to have a difficult time enough pinpointing what those numbers mean, but school districts seem to think they know what they're looking for. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] (sarcasm intended).
Myself? As a nurse, it's my impression I'm not even allowed to hint at an interpretation of even the most obvious lab tests. I mean, I'm supposed to get a physician. That said, I've been to some school meetings revolving around my cub's allergy and my cub's lab results were passed around with folk critiqueing them as if they were a midterm. I'm thinking: "A glazed over expression, in this instance, might inspire more confidence."
I'd prefer people ask an obvious question when need be. KWIM? Even if I don't have the golden answer.
But hey, maybe it's just me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Maybe that's why I shouldn't be too upset when people have the initiative to ask me: [i]"Will he outgrow his allergy?"[/i]
But I digress.

Posted on: Thu, 01/05/2006 - 1:12am
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I don't like the sound of someone asking will my child outgrow his allergy. That almost implies they would like to try it out and see for themselves.
My son was in 4th grade and a friend's mother handed him a PB&J telling him he has probably outgrown his allergy by now.
He handed her back the plate, called me and waited in their driveway till I arrived to bring him home, AFTER I blasted that mother.
This was an attorney mother who somehow thought her minimal knowledge of outgrowing anything was enough to risk my son.
I'd be careful before I let anyone use that word outgrow around me.
Peg

Posted on: Thu, 01/05/2006 - 1:47am
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Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]I don't like the sound of someone asking will my child outgrow his allergy. That almost implies they would like to try it out and see for themselves. [/b]
I can't fault people for expressing a logical question. I mean, do people outgrow allergies? I mean, are there not scientific studies that ask the same question? Where do we get that 20% number from anywhoooooooooooo? Does it happen?
Quote:[b]My son was in 4th grade and a friend's mother handed him a PB&J telling him he has probably outgrown his allergy by now.
He handed her back the plate, called me and waited in their driveway till I arrived to bring him home, AFTER I blasted that mother.[/b]
Would you have preferred she'd given you the opportunity to explain or answer prior to that? Or at least give you the option of making an informed choice about whether or not you leave your child in her care?
Quote:[b]This was an attorney mother who somehow thought her minimal knowledge of outgrowing anything was enough to risk my son.[/b]
depending on their field, I don't expect an "attorney mother" to know any more about LTFA and the chances of outgrowing them any more than the next guy. I mean, isn't that partly why they retain "expert witnesses" in some instances?
Quote:[b]I'd be careful before I let anyone use that word outgrow around me.[/b]
If they have a question, I guess I'll have to answer it or provide the best answer I can. I can't very well "be careful" about "letting" anyone use a word to ask a question, now can I? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] But I can carefully answer. Or at least make informed choices when they do.
No advice, just me.
Peg[/B][/quote]

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 9:21am
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There must be differences of scale in the U.S. as here in Ireland my son's RAST IGE level was 1690 at last test. Does anyone know about this?
Barb

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