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Leap Study appointment

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strawberrycornetto Thu 23-Oct-08 09:52:47

We went for our screening appointment yesterday and it went well. DD who is almost 4 was given a skin prick test to test her for peanut allergy because I have never given her peanuts and she seemed to be clear so that was good news.

DS was tested again and came up allergic to raw and cooked milk - which we knew. He also came up as moderately allergic to raw and cooked egg shock. That kind of upset me because last time he was tested which was only 3 weeks ago he was only allergic to milk. I don't really understand all this stuff and it makes me a bit nervous about relying on the other negative results. hmmI know you guys on here have said that its common to be allergic to more than one thing but it does make me fear that it won't just be a case of a milk allergy that he grows out of now, although I am trying to be positive.

Our next appointment is in two weeks when the blood test results and we get assigned to the peanut group or the control group. I am having a few doubts now because he now has two allergies but we can change our mind at any time. Will think further for the next two weeks.

Also discovered that he is under the 2nd centile for height. He's such a little man, am trying not to think of him as delicate and vulnerable!!

bundle Thu 23-Oct-08 09:58:46

I've interviewed the LEAP people for work, they're doing a fantastic job with this study, I hope you can help them smile

a friend of ours whose daughter had egg allergy grew out of it when she was 3 or 4 - and then her brother had it!

strawberrycornetto Thu 23-Oct-08 10:22:40

Thanks bundle, I am also really impressed with the study people. DH and I believe we've made the right decision but its still a bit scary. I am sure DH will grow out of both allergies in time, neither seem to be on the very severe scale.

cuppachar Thu 23-Oct-08 15:55:39

Sorry to hear about the new egg allergy, but luckily that's another one like milk which he will probably grow out of. I understand why you're having some doubts (I did too when we put DD forward for the LEAP Study assessment) but if you do choose to go ahead you'll have amazing support from the team for your DS's existing allergies.... With DD I will only get 6-monthly appointments and would love more as I always have so many questions! Good luck with whatever you decide and keep us posted...

BlueBumedFly Fri 24-Oct-08 15:02:06

Well done for being so brave so far Strawberry, it is all so worrying eh? I hear that team is amazing, I would have loved to have had DD3 tested for LEAP but as you know her sister has a nut allergy so she is excluded.

Both DD3 and DD2 were egg intollerant, DD2 grew out of it at 2 years and DD3 at 18 months.

Good luck whatever you decide xx

scoggy Fri 24-Oct-08 15:23:06

We're hoping to take part in this study and are going down in a couple of weeks for the initial appointment.

Good to hear positive reports about the team.

spanna07 Tue 28-Oct-08 19:53:56

My DS is on the LEAP study in the consumption group and he came up as sensitised to peanut but tolerates it very well (and loves it!). He is allergic to milk and eggs too. I have found the team to be great and very helpful with his eczema. Good Luck.

tatt Tue 28-Oct-08 20:39:05

have just seen this. OP if your family are not generally small then you might need to know that short stature can be a consequence of being coeliac.

strawberrycornetto Tue 28-Oct-08 22:56:56

Spanna, that's really interesting. We find out which group next week. I really hope its ok.

Tatt, please god not another thing!!! My DH is almost 6ft but I am only 5ft 2 so I suspect he's just got my height genes grin. My brother was small until he was about 14 and then grew to 6ft so I am remaining hopeful, but if he stays small at least he's gorgeous (or so people keep telling me!!)

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