Wondering

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Registered: 03-17-2009
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 7:54am

I am wondering who here besides me has a tween or teen son or daughter with health issues.

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Registered: 01-13-1999
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 11:35am

((hugs))

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Registered: 01-06-2006
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 1:22pm
Hugs to you and Amy! Evan has asthma and is allergic to just about every airborne thing there is . He also has a peanut allergy. Nothing close to what you're dealing with but I live with a nagging fear that he will have an attack of some sort and we'll end up in the emergency room with him fighting to breathe.

I pray all the time that things will get easier for Amy...
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 2:10pm

We've been through the wringer with my son these past few months. He has a lot of physical traits suggestive of a connective tissue disorder. They have ruled out Marfan syndrome, which was the one that scared me the most, but still haven't figured it out yet. We should get the results of his muscle biopsy by the end of this week.

Both of my kids are in treatment for depression, which runs in the family (two suicides on DH's side), but are doing very well now. I still catch my breath every time DD says "I'm tired" even when it's normal fatigue, because debilitating fatigue was the first symptom she had before she was diagnosed last October.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 4:44pm
Not anything like your son and family has to go through. We have just had the "regular" stitches, concussions, and such.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 03-17-2009
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:01pm
thank you for the hugs
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Registered: 03-17-2009
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:02pm
In no way was I intending nor would I ever "compare." I know each situation is unique and has its own challenges. Does Evan's severe allergy issue ever keep him from new activities or opportunities or has he always managed to try anything he was interested in?
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Registered: 03-17-2009
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:03pm
Thanks for sharing. How old were your son and daughter when originally or initially dx with depression? Do you have a lot of support?
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Registered: 03-17-2009
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:04pm
so glad for you!
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Registered: 01-06-2006
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:50pm
Anything involving farms and horses is out of the question. He has a severe allergy attack every time. Benedryl provides relief but knocks him out. He literally falls asleep within 10 minutes of taking it. I think he has chosen not to be involved in some things because of his asthma but worked within limitations to find something he really likes. Swimming. We always have to be sure he has an inhaler and if he's going somewhere new, he always takes his epi-pen. There's a lot of extra paper work and communication that has to go with it. Whenever a group is fixing food they all have to know about the peanut allergy. Another Scout once spread peanut butter on his arm maliciously and many emails and meetings ensued.
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Registered: 03-17-2009
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 6:56pm
I am glad it has not slowed him much. Does he end up needing the inhaler or epi-pen very often now?
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