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Posted: 1/23/2008 6:03:38 AM EDT
Boy, 6, With Rare Allergy Can Eat Only Deer Meat
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. —  A 6-year-old Plainville, Conn., boy is suffering from a rare food allergy and deer meat is the only solid protein the boy can stomach, according to his family.

Timmy Armstrong has eosinophilic esophagitis, a condition in which food allergies trigger an intense inflammation of the esophagus, according to a report from WTNH News Channel 8.

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In addition to venison, Timmy is able to stomach small amounts of natural oats, salt and sugar, according to his father, Tim Armstrong Sr. Timmy is fed through a tube.

The disease is relatively new but on the rise, so doctors do not know what the long-term effects will be. Dr. Jeffrey Hyams at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center told WTNH that the disorder has become widespread in the last 10 to 15 years and that doctors are seeing an average of two new cases a week.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324793,00.html

Finally a reason to hit the woods.

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:04:49 AM EDT
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Boy, 6, With Rare Allergy Can Eat Only Deer Meat
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. —  A 6-year-old Plainville, Conn., boy is suffering from a rare food allergy and deer meat is the only solid protein the boy can stomach, according to his family.

Timmy Armstrong has eosinophilic esophagitis, a condition in which food allergies trigger an intense inflammation of the esophagus, according to a report from WTNH News Channel 8.

Click here to read the whole story

In addition to venison, Timmy is able to stomach small amounts of natural oats, salt and sugar, according to his father, Tim Armstrong Sr. Timmy is fed through a tube.

The disease is relatively new but on the rise, so doctors do not know what the long-term effects will be. Dr. Jeffrey Hyams at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center told WTNH that the disorder has become widespread in the last 10 to 15 years and that doctors are seeing an average of two new cases a week.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324793,00.html

Finally a Another reason to hit the woods.

Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:11:17 AM EDT
[#2]
oh deer
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:13:14 AM EDT
[#3]
Do you get a special permit for that or what?
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:15:02 AM EDT
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Do you get a special permit for that or what?


If so, then I suddenly have eosinophilic esophagitis.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:20:23 AM EDT
[#5]
wow, a curse and a blessing in one!
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:24:47 AM EDT
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Do you get a special permit for that or what?


We already have "elk farms" out here, for raising domestic elk, much like a cattle farm.

Maybe there'll be a market for domestic deer.

But shooting them, especially when others can't , would be much more fun.
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:27:15 AM EDT
[#7]
Thats pretty weird man...
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:30:34 AM EDT
[#8]
Damn, no hamburgers...
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 6:34:47 AM EDT
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Damn, no hamburgers...


deerburgers
venison stew
venison chili
venison chops/steaks
venison tenderloin/backstrap




kid will be consuming some damn high quality protein
Link Posted: 1/23/2008 7:03:04 AM EDT
[#10]
Ouch, tough break for that kid!

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