06-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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T-dap booster

Just wanted to share some information...be sure to keep your kiddos t-dap boosters up to date. Here's why...

Ryan had ear surgery 2 weeks ago (supposed to be a fairly simple thing). He developed chondritis in the ear cartilage and had to spend 3 days at the hospital. He started coughing while at the hospital. One week later, the GP said he had whooping cough (pertussis) YES, WHOOPING COUGH. His t-dap booster is due NEXT MONTH and he picked it up somewhere!!! It has been an awful 2 weeks and we are really worried he messed the ear surgery up with all the coughing ... fingers crossed!!!
06-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
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Unfortunately whooping cough is a fairly common occurrence in Ibd kids on Mtx, 6-mp or biologics .
They also don't tend present classically due to having some immunity from the previous boosters.
Hope he gets better
Glad you caught it
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06-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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I hope your lad gets over the Whooping Cough alright and his ears are okay!

Dusty. xxx
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06-15-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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Sorry I miss this. I hope he heals up soon
That is NO WAY to start the summer!

I'm mom to............... Little Farm Girl 9 yr old
Ibd (microscopic)
dx Juvenile Arthritis
dx Erthema Nodosum
Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome dx (1/26/17)
Remicade started on (9/8/14)Every 2 wks
MTX started AGAIN on 11/21/17
EN/EEN- since (1/12/13)
Past Meds- LDN, Humira, Pred, MTX, Sulfasalazine,
06-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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What a way to start off the summer. Hope he is feeling well soon and no more problems with the ears

Mom to Jack (18) dx Crohn's 2/2010
Remicade - started 1/9/14; 7.5ml/kg every 6 weeks
Past meds: Imuran/Azathioprine; allopurinol; methotrexate; LDN; Prednisone; Apriso; Pentasa; EEN

Husband dx Crohn's 3/1993
currently none due to liver issues
06-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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Poor kid! I hope he`s beginning to feel better!!! And I hope all turns out to be okay with his ear!
Tess, mom to S
Diagnosed May 2011

May-July 2011 - 6 wks Exclusive EN via NG tube - 2000 ml/night, 1 wk IV Flagyl
July 2011-July 2013 - Supplemental EN via NG, 1000 ml/night, 5 nites/wk, Nexium, 40 mg
Feb. 2013-present - Remicade, 5 mg/kg every 6 wks
Supplements: 1-2 Boost shakes, D3 - 2000 IUs, Krill Oil
06-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Thanks ladies! The coughing is MUCH better. We won't know about the ear for about 2 weeks...keeping our fingers crossed that all the coughing didn't undo anything. You are right...no way to start the summer. And to add to it, we are supposed to start Humira on Wednesday But he is very much looking forward to Camp Oasis next month and band camp (who looks forward to band camp ?
06-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #8
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06-16-2013, 11:19 PM   #9
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Looking forward to band camp here
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