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  1. #31

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    Regarding farm vs city: As someone who has cultured Aspergillus (3 types) since 2005 and just recently am experiencing "twitchy" lungs similiar to asthma which may be due to fungal balls and not the typical allergic response, I've done lots of research. You should be aware that asperg. is in the soil, compost, some ground spices- noting especially ground peppers- in air vents, tap water... A farm of course will exposose your son to environments of bacteria, fungus and mold. But educating people,taking precautions and enjoying the perks of visits to farm life and family can be a plus.

    Pseudomonas A. grows everywhere also,on skin, in ears and noses, in showerheads, and beware hot tubs!!It is the common germ that causes ear, bladder infections and swimmers itch. It survives at outrageous high temps compared to lots of "bugs".

    I have cultured a weird bacteria Serratia marcesens that grows pink on tile and around taps, also grows in milk.

    I have Mycobacterium Avium Complex or MAC also in showerheads etc.

    I say sincerely we can do some smart things to avoid exposure, edcate ourselves and others(See the NIMH and other sites.) The rest is unknowns and a bit of luck, good or bad.. My life is drastically different since my CF was diagnosed, preventative care will make a huge difference for your son.

    I wish you well in your process of divorce. I have a grown son (unkown CF status since I wasn't diagnosed till I was 44 and I'm 50 now) who grew up with hard issues of divorce. I gently suggest that with time I hope you can get some perspective on your fears and if you can reflect that your son's father and family also love him. Appeal to them to be a team and give your son all the support and love he needs. I've learned that positive expectations on their cooperation can help to shift all the tension and judgements.I hope you have support thru your hard times.

  2. #32

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    Regarding farm vs city: As someone who has cultured Aspergillus (3 types) since 2005 and just recently am experiencing "twitchy" lungs similiar to asthma which may be due to fungal balls and not the typical allergic response, I've done lots of research. You should be aware that asperg. is in the soil, compost, some ground spices- noting especially ground peppers- in air vents, tap water... A farm of course will exposose your son to environments of bacteria, fungus and mold. But educating people,taking precautions and enjoying the perks of visits to farm life and family can be a plus.

    Pseudomonas A. grows everywhere also,on skin, in ears and noses, in showerheads, and beware hot tubs!!It is the common germ that causes ear, bladder infections and swimmers itch. It survives at outrageous high temps compared to lots of "bugs".

    I have cultured a weird bacteria Serratia marcesens that grows pink on tile and around taps, also grows in milk.

    I have Mycobacterium Avium Complex or MAC also in showerheads etc.

    I say sincerely we can do some smart things to avoid exposure, edcate ourselves and others(See the NIMH and other sites.) The rest is unknowns and a bit of luck, good or bad.. My life is drastically different since my CF was diagnosed, preventative care will make a huge difference for your son.

    I wish you well in your process of divorce. I have a grown son (unkown CF status since I wasn't diagnosed till I was 44 and I'm 50 now) who grew up with hard issues of divorce. I gently suggest that with time I hope you can get some perspective on your fears and if you can reflect that your son's father and family also love him. Appeal to them to be a team and give your son all the support and love he needs. I've learned that positive expectations on their cooperation can help to shift all the tension and judgements.I hope you have support thru your hard times.

  3. #33

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    Regarding farm vs city: As someone who has cultured Aspergillus (3 types) since 2005 and just recently am experiencing "twitchy" lungs similiar to asthma which may be due to fungal balls and not the typical allergic response, I've done lots of research. You should be aware that asperg. is in the soil, compost, some ground spices- noting especially ground peppers- in air vents, tap water... A farm of course will exposose your son to environments of bacteria, fungus and mold. But educating people,taking precautions and enjoying the perks of visits to farm life and family can be a plus.
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    <br />Pseudomonas A. grows everywhere also,on skin, in ears and noses, in showerheads, and beware hot tubs!!It is the common germ that causes ear, bladder infections and swimmers itch. It survives at outrageous high temps compared to lots of "bugs".
    <br />
    <br />I have cultured a weird bacteria Serratia marcesens that grows pink on tile and around taps, also grows in milk.
    <br />
    <br />I have Mycobacterium Avium Complex or MAC also in showerheads etc.
    <br />
    <br />I say sincerely we can do some smart things to avoid exposure, edcate ourselves and others(See the NIMH and other sites.) The rest is unknowns and a bit of luck, good or bad.. My life is drastically different since my CF was diagnosed, preventative care will make a huge difference for your son.
    <br />
    <br />I wish you well in your process of divorce. I have a grown son (unkown CF status since I wasn't diagnosed till I was 44 and I'm 50 now) who grew up with hard issues of divorce. I gently suggest that with time I hope you can get some perspective on your fears and if you can reflect that your son's father and family also love him. Appeal to them to be a team and give your son all the support and love he needs. I've learned that positive expectations on their cooperation can help to shift all the tension and judgements.I hope you have support thru your hard times.

  4. #34

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    I have lived around horses all my life. I am now 60. Have shown horses and cared for them, mucked out stalls, hayed and fed, mixed grain ect.
    Riding horses is very therepudic for CF.I trained horses for myself and others. Though I am not able to now it was how I stayed so healthy and my doctor said if I hadn't been so physical in my younger years I may not be so well now.
    I have asthma now but it is not related to the work I did but to an accident with an exploding furnace.

  5. #35

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    I have lived around horses all my life. I am now 60. Have shown horses and cared for them, mucked out stalls, hayed and fed, mixed grain ect.
    Riding horses is very therepudic for CF.I trained horses for myself and others. Though I am not able to now it was how I stayed so healthy and my doctor said if I hadn't been so physical in my younger years I may not be so well now.
    I have asthma now but it is not related to the work I did but to an accident with an exploding furnace.

  6. #36

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    I have lived around horses all my life. I am now 60. Have shown horses and cared for them, mucked out stalls, hayed and fed, mixed grain ect.
    <br />Riding horses is very therepudic for CF.I trained horses for myself and others. Though I am not able to now it was how I stayed so healthy and my doctor said if I hadn't been so physical in my younger years I may not be so well now.
    <br />I have asthma now but it is not related to the work I did but to an accident with an exploding furnace.

  7. #37

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    Hello.
    I am 18 years old and I work with pigs, horses, and cows for years now. Just about any animal I go around. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
    I had alot of trouble when my asthma was not under control when I was around hay and straw. I also had troubles with the hay/straw when the heat and humidity were extremely high too. (I have never worn a mask when I am working in the barn, fields, etc.) When that happened I became very very bad. It's just a thought, but maybe he has asthma??
    I am on singular, albuteral via nebulizer, pulmozyme via nebulizer, allegra 180, and a few other med's. (I understand that he 3 and things are different, however I just thought a little advice might help...)
    & I will say that my doctor tried tellin me all my high school years that what I knew was asthma, was not. He tried telling me I was wrong and didn't know my body. He was the doc-he knew it all..Finally my senior year he realized...It was asthma all along! As for the IgE, I have never heard of that term.
    I wish you the best and good luck <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

  8. #38

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    Hello.
    I am 18 years old and I work with pigs, horses, and cows for years now. Just about any animal I go around. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
    I had alot of trouble when my asthma was not under control when I was around hay and straw. I also had troubles with the hay/straw when the heat and humidity were extremely high too. (I have never worn a mask when I am working in the barn, fields, etc.) When that happened I became very very bad. It's just a thought, but maybe he has asthma??
    I am on singular, albuteral via nebulizer, pulmozyme via nebulizer, allegra 180, and a few other med's. (I understand that he 3 and things are different, however I just thought a little advice might help...)
    & I will say that my doctor tried tellin me all my high school years that what I knew was asthma, was not. He tried telling me I was wrong and didn't know my body. He was the doc-he knew it all..Finally my senior year he realized...It was asthma all along! As for the IgE, I have never heard of that term.
    I wish you the best and good luck <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

  9. #39

    Farms, hay, manure, IgE, etc...

    Hello.
    <br />I am 18 years old and I work with pigs, horses, and cows for years now. Just about any animal I go around. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">
    <br />I had alot of trouble when my asthma was not under control when I was around hay and straw. I also had troubles with the hay/straw when the heat and humidity were extremely high too. (I have never worn a mask when I am working in the barn, fields, etc.) When that happened I became very very bad. It's just a thought, but maybe he has asthma??
    <br />I am on singular, albuteral via nebulizer, pulmozyme via nebulizer, allegra 180, and a few other med's. (I understand that he 3 and things are different, however I just thought a little advice might help...)
    <br />& I will say that my doctor tried tellin me all my high school years that what I knew was asthma, was not. He tried telling me I was wrong and didn't know my body. He was the doc-he knew it all..Finally my senior year he realized...It was asthma all along! As for the IgE, I have never heard of that term.
    <br />I wish you the best and good luck <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

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