Spirometry Study

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  1. hopeful1998

    hopeful1998 Member

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    My DS had an exercise induced reaction to airborne allergens after we moved crossed country to California ( during our infamous Santa Ana Winds) at age 14. It was evidenced by dry hacking cough during long soccer games. He was prescribed an inhaler and zyrtec and it went away within a month. Since this episode, nothing - completely healthy. He plays on two competitive soccer teams, school CIF sprinter, maxed out his shuttle run and mile run during CFA. However, ( I know you can see it coming) he got a remedial for Spirometry Study. We were assigned to a walk in clinic ( dodmerb choice) and were given a study after a two hour wait. He failed it!! The nurse said the machine wasn't working properly. After we told her our story, the doctor comes in and says " you're fine- you pass"

    I know his lungs are in perfect shape - but at this point I am very uneasy about what this clinic, will report to DOdmerb. What do I do??
     
  2. informe

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    Well congrats that he passed. I have a question. So he was initially DQd and DoDMERB asked him to go for spirometry or USNA asked him to go to spirometry?
    We are in similar situation and so this information will help us, as to what to expect.
    Thanks.
     
  3. hopeful1998

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    It was a remedial request from Dodmerb, not a DQ. The test was a bit confusing to DS because he was told to blow into the machine both as fast and as long as he could, which seemed like conflicting information to him. The second nurse described it more clearly, which was to expel air from the lungs as hard and quickly as you can. Best of luck. I hope he passes with flying colors!
     
  4. informe

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    Thank you. Well DoDMERB DQ'd my son instead of offering a remedial :(
    Oh well. The waiting game begins.. :)
     
  5. hopeful1998

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    If it helps to differentiate the cases, DS was never diagnosed with Asthma. He was given the remedial for use of the steroidal inhaler. Hang in there!
     
  6. informe

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    In our case our lovely pediatrician with asthma when he never really had one. She put in her notes that he was taking inhalers regularly when he was not. See you do not pay attention to this until when it really matters and now it is too late. What can we do, nothing too late to correct her mistakes in medical records.
     
  7. kinnem

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    Go get the doctor to correct the records and notify DoDMERB. I fyou never had the condition I believe you can challenge the DQ,
     
  8. informe

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    @kinnem
    We just mailed in, what ever we got from the doctor. We noticed the error in the medications being taken, but could not get her to correct it. [We spoke to the nurse and her answer was you are not a doctor, doctors will read it correctly and will know that these medications are not being taken regularly..:( ]. Well it is too late.
     

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