I need to vent for a second!

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I need to vent for a second!
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 4:25pm
I just put both of my kids through over 3 hours of allergy testing, to find out they aren't allergic to ANYTHING! OMG, I was so looking forward to finding out what causes Nathan to have constant sinus problems, and now what?! The doctor DID say that it could be that his immune system could be low and that he can possibly be given a pnumonia shot that may help. Now he has to get blood work done to see if this is the case. On top of this he was given yet another antibiotic because he has a sinus infection that hasn't cleared up. The antibiotic he's finishing now wasn't even for that, it was for his throat! I'm sorry, but I'm just so frustrated. I'm tired of him being miserable! Thanks for reading.

Stephanie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 5:37pm
Have you tried taking them to an Ears Nose and Throat Doctor. Maybe they have other ideas. If this is where you took them, then just disregard this. I always think of an allergist when I hear about testing for them. I hope things improve soon, it's never fun to have sick kids especially when you don't know why.

Julie

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 6:37pm
That's just the thing, Nate just had his adenoids removed a few weeks ago, and the ENT felt that once he was tested and had the "allergies" under control, that everything would improve. I think I need to call him back with what we found out and see what he thinks; whether we should follow through with what the allergist wants to do, or if he thinks we should try something else. Thanks for responding, though!

Stephanie

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 12:14am
Hi! I am a lurker of sorts, but I was reading your message, and boy, does that sound familiar! I have 3 kids - DS 6.5, DS almost 4, and DD almost 2. We have been constantly sick!!! DS #1 had ear inf. alot as a baby, and then again since he was 4. Last spring, we finally had tubes and adenoids done, hoping it would help. But his tubes fell out early, and now his tonsills have been enormous. We go to DR. on Fri. to see if we need a tonsillectomy!! UGH!

Then there's my DS #2, who was really sick with resp. inf., sinus inf, ear inf., you name it. His first set of tubes was at 6 mos., but they, too, fell out early, so we went back for the big, long term ones he will have til he's 6. Then, a year ago, he had his tonsills out. And he is still always sick... To date, he has had 4 surgeries...

My DD hasn't had to have anything removed yet (knock on wood!) but she is always sick. Everyone is always sick with ear, sinus, and resp, stuff.

Well, we recently found out that we have toxic mold in our home(We rent, luckily). The research I have done links very directly the molds and the illnesses. Once you find you have the mold, you have to have it further tested for each of the *species* present, because some of them are highly toxic, and others pose no threat. My point is, though, that the allergy testing that the DRS. do often miss these strains of molds. We have been thinking about having our kids tested, but don't want to subject them to that if it wont show up.

Anyway, you probably think I am a wacko (LOL!) going on like this, but as I was reading, I could just see my own kids. You may want to look through your house for any signs of water damage, or anything like that, just to rule out the idea. We never thought in a million years that we would end up in this situation. And now we just scratch our heads and wonder if it's the mold, or just normal childhood illnesses, or what, making them sick ( and me and DH, too!). I guess I am venting, too! Sorry! Anyway, just another idea to bounce around if you don't fing out whats going on! Best of luck - I sure do sympathize!!!!!

Jennifer

BTW: All of the molds we had (4 of them) can also occur naturally in the indoor or outdoor environment, so we could just have a regular, old mold allergy, without any level of toxicity. Good luck!

Oh, one more thing. Our DR told us that sometimes, when they take out the adenoids only, the tonsills go nuts trying to compensate, and they end up having to come out. We suspect that is whats going on with DS #1. THANKS DOC!

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 4:21pm
I think it won't hurt to go back to the ENT to see what he says.

Could it be that he doesnt completely get rid of the infection and the antibiotics don't respond enough to kill the infection?

I'm sorry I dont' have any other ideas.

Julie