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Ok so i'm kinda freaking out. My mom called me and told me that she had her yearly TB test. She works in a hospital, and the test gave her a bump, and now she has to get a x-ray to see if it's active TB. I'm scared cause we have ALL been around her. Including sophie. I don't know what happens with a infant, but i have been reading about it and there are meds you can take. I really don't know much about this TB, and how it affects you. Anyone know about it? And are my kids going to be ok?
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replied December 17th, 2007
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Hmm I couldn't find much, and what I did find doesn't sound so good

http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK 9O0E&b=35805

I'm sure everything will be ok. Have you called their doctor yet?
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replied December 17th, 2007
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wow im so sorry maybe its nothing but a false test? sorry i cant help i hope all is gonna be ok hun
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replied December 17th, 2007
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Well i haven't called the doctor yet cause she doesn't know if it's active TB, or just in her system. It's really freaking my out. You think i should call the doctor even if we don't know what her test is?
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replied December 17th, 2007
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I know talking to the Dr. would make me feel better. Maybe give you a better idea of what to expect either way.
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replied December 17th, 2007
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I hope shes ok!

This reminded me of my mom a few years ago so I thought I'd share..

My mom works at a hospital too and when she got her yearly test a few years back it got really red and big so of course they thought it was positive and put her on a few medicines she had to take daily. Two other nurses in the hospital came up with positive tests also. Well several months later, they found out that the nurse who had administered the test had grabbed the wrong medicine out of the fridge when she gave them the shot and thats why it came out 'positive'.. So needless to say there were MANY unhappy people. Luckily no harm was done but we still think about what could have happened if my mom had been on unneeded meds for *too* long and such.
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replied December 17th, 2007
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call the dr holly its better to be safe than sorry hun
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replied December 17th, 2007
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i hope it's nothing! my brother had the positive reaction to it once, but it turned out to be a reaction caused by something else (i can't remember what but it was harmless).
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replied December 17th, 2007
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Wow that is scary! I hope everything's going to be alright!
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replied December 17th, 2007
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i kinda know how you feel, trevor just got back from bahrain and while he was there apperently a few people from a squadron that worked with his got tb, he needs to go to the doc and get the test (ya think they would have done that before he came home to a 6 month old baby but thats the military for ya) so waiting is killing me

just having that possibility hanging over our heads is horrible

i hope everything turns out fine for you sophie your mum you other daughter (cont think of her name sorry) and everyone else in your family

~alicia~
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replied December 17th, 2007
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even if she ~does~ test positive for it again, its completely curable.. just uncomfortable for a bit Sad

dont worry.. she works in a hospital.. she's bound to test for minute amounts of a lot of stuff her body hasnt made immunities for yet.
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