we had a to make a trip to the hospital last night. My 16

we had a to make a trip to the hospital last night. My 16 year old daughter took her brother to get a milkshake, he brought it home and put peanuts in it, we didn't know, my daughter drank it. It was about 15 mins later she came out of her room having trouble breathing and swollen. We had to give her epi pen this was the first time she had to use it. thank god my husband was home he drove us to the hospital. I almost broke down in tears because of this. We don't have any other kids that have sever reactions to food like this. I am not sure if I can handle another reaction like this.

By MamaMarge on Wed, 10-16-13, 13:08

Why do you have peanuts in your house?
Throw away all peanut products in trash, close the bag and walk it outside to sealed trash can yourself- do not depend on your husband to do this... He will do it wrong ...

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By ldwells62 on Mon, 10-14-13, 01:09

I would BAN any and all nuts from being in your house. Any food allergy must be taken seriously by all involved. I understand your son is autistic, which is all the more reason to police the peanuts, etc. Also, your daughter must always remember to ask before she eats or drinks anything, anything, anything. ALL packages must be read for ingredients and allergy statements, even if it is something that has been safe in the past. Some manufacturing processes can changed and this is why labels must be read each and every time. I know it can be a pain, but I/we have been dealing with a peanut/tree nut allergy for 11 years now. I have learned that I can NEVER let my guard down where food is concerned. If your family absolutely loves peanut butter, try WOWBUTTER...it is advertised on this page. We love it and it is 100% nut free 100% safe. It is the best and you would never know that it is not pb.

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By ldwells62 on Mon, 10-14-13, 01:02

I would BAN any and all nuts from being in your house. Any food allergy must be taken seriously by all involved. I understand your son is autistic, which is all the more reason to police the peanuts, etc. Also, your daughter must always remember to ask before she eats or drinks anything, anything, anything. ALL packages must be read for ingredients and allergy statements, even if it is something that has been safe in the past. Some manufacturing processes can changed and this is why labels must be read each and every time. I know it can be a pain, but I/we have been dealing with a peanut/tree nut allergy for 11 years now. I have learned that I can NEVER let my guard down where food is concerned. If your family absolutely loves peanut butter, try WOWBUTTER...it is advertised on this page. We love it and it is 100% nut free 100% safe. It is the best and you would never know that it is not pb.

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By lacey_spirit on Thu, 09-19-13, 21:10

I seriously havent meant to upset you, it is a very stressful time dealing with a food allergy, especially if its new to you, I have dealt with so many parents who are too relaxed about it, to the point it does look like they dont care, i clearly see you arent one of those. It is a very scary reality for all of us who have to deal with it. I have spent 100's of hours online reading all i can and going to so many websites i cant even count researching all i can. I do want to help you, i ahve to go get my daughter from school but when i get a min i will come back i do have a few ideas and general tips that might help you find your way through this and also in dealing with your son. I truly am on your side. my comments were not intended to cause you more stress ... Lisa B

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By JenMN on Thu, 09-19-13, 18:43

We don't have a lot of other allergies to deal with, but we do have dog/cat allergies and also a fish allergy. We didn't kick the dog and cat out, and we do still have tuna in the house. But peanuts? Those are banned. There's just something different and more dangerous about peanuts.

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By lacey_spirit on Thu, 09-19-13, 17:24

As i said after my first comment, i appologize for not realizing your son has autism. As far as if PA is all i have to worry about, thats far from the case, also all tree nuts, Soy, all legumes,green beans, peas, Sesame seeds, and shes showing signs of allergy to wheat. No i dont go to health food stores as i cant afford it. We do go out to eat, i cant keep her in a bubble but i hate eating out, or sending her to friends houses or to school where all this stuff is eaten, I have had more than 2 weeks to get used to this, all i'm saying is you/ anyone needs to make quick sudden changes in your home and making all friends of your children and their parents aware of the situation. With an allergy this serious a person can't ease their way into it. and i never once said your attitude was bad.

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By tomanyfoodalergies on Thu, 09-19-13, 20:38

all of us except her brother has made sudden changes in the house. we are still trying to get him to understand how serious this is. all of her friends parents know about this and they don't give her anything to eat. we have been trying to keep things as normal as possible for her but it is not easy. I also have a daughter that is allergic to dairy, eggs and honey. no what I meant about my attitude was how you were saying I was taking this. I know this is very serious and she could die from it. if you can give me advice on how to get a 10 yr old boy with a mentality of a 5 yr on how serious this is and for him not to give his sister anything with nuts in it then that would help, but you saying in not so many words that I am not taking this serious then please don't comment. I am so scared about anything she eats not know if it has or could have nuts in it we are still waiting on the allergist on what the tests say. they are thinking she is allergic to more than nuts.

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By gmom4524 on Thu, 09-19-13, 00:57

All families are different, but after a short while we decided to ban
Peanuts from our home. We just decided that if it could hurt a member of the family, we just weren't going to have it at home. i wanted our home to be a place where she should feel totally safe. My non peanut allergic son has his own challenges and likewise I would not allow anything or anyone in our house to make things more difficult for him than they already are. We have done this for so many years that nobody misses nuts.

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By lacey_spirit on Thu, 09-19-13, 00:14

i am really not trying to make anyone feel bad but you have a child with a life threatening allergy to peanuts and you still allow them in your home as you dont want to tell your other kids they cant have it?? your son knowingly put peanuts in her drink?? In a family when someone has a condition ppl make sacrifices for one another,and saying the child who has the allergy just has to stay away from it? peanuts and pb is so easily spread and is hard to avoid even in the most careful of homes.I also have to wonder what is going on in a siblings head that would do something like that. the one place in life a child should feel safe is at home. with your attitude over all this be prepared for more reactions, its just a matter of time

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By tomanyfoodalergies on Thu, 09-19-13, 14:32

no it was his she wanted a drink of the shake, and we didn't know that he still had the peanuts. if you have read my last post you would have seen that he is autistic. everyone in our home has made sacrifices. I am not sure how long you have been dealing with this but only found out two weeks ago and we all are trying to deal with it. we have changed what we bring in the house. if anyone knows it takes time for ppl to get used to something new especially for children. and my attitude is just fine. cause I don't think everything can happen overnight it takes time. I do know that we have to be careful. let me guess you guys don't go out to eat and go to health food stores and spend a bundle on food. like I tell everyone if you have no idea what I go through don't judge me. when you think you can come and deal with my family and my son then come on and then you can tell me how much we sacrifice in the house. this is not my first time dealing with food allergies, but we never had one this bad. if pa is all you have to deal with congrats. not us if we start cutting everything out that each child cant eat we would be living on water and crackers. so don't tell me my attitude is bad I have more to deal with than you know of. so thank you for having the support that this site suppose to give.

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