This makes me so sad. My heart goes out to the family.
and my mom still gives me a hard time because we avoid Dairy Queen....it breaks my heart that happened. I am so sorry for the family
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Does anyboby else want to SCREAM? The family was told they fry in ground nut oil. Why on earth would you stay in a place like that? LEAVE!
I am so sorry for the family. I know if it were me, I couldn't live with the guilt.
Yes, I want to scream. I just don't understand.
I'm going to hug my 11-year old now.
My guess is the pie was cross contaminated---probably most everything if they used ground nut oil.
No mention of the epi pen being used, so I am guessing she didn't have one with her. Very sad for a child with a known peanut allergy and asthma to be eating without Epi nearby.
So sad for the family.
Since there was no mention of the EPI I am wondering if the ambulances there even carried them or epinephrine...they just mentioned he picked her up and ran to the ambulance. So very sad, a tragic loss- my heart goes out to the family.
my uk take on this,
its unusual for a fish and chip restuarant to use pure GROUND NUT OIl in large fryers.
Its an incredibly expensive way to fry.
IMO its more than likey this oil was refined peanut oil. I have been to these places and ask to see the containers , which point out refinned peanut oil, not ground nut oil.
The shop owner often seems a little confused in these areas!!
For some, refined peanut oil is not within comfort zone, but for me and many others I know in the know its OK.
The next big problem with the oil is revelled in the menu, sometimes mars bars, and snicker bars are battered and deep fried. a cross contamination risk.
As for the pies, those too more often than not have a 'may contain', the common PUKKA PIE brand makes curry pies, as well as the more normal chicken /mushroom/ steak and kidney range. So are a higher risk of nut traces.
As for lack of epi -pen, its quite likely that although parents were aware of allergy, epis may not have been prescribed.
Or if they were, not enough stress or explanation that they were to be with child at all times.
and finely, perhaps all epi pens, and everything else failed, due to poor asthma or viral illness brewing.
There are many reasons for anaphylaxis to strike.
Its a gut wrenching thing to read. A family day out ending in the unimmaginable.
How terribly sad this is. How does a family continue to go on with life after such a tragedy.
Perhaps the little girl's allergist did a lousy job of explaining PA and the necessary precautions to the parents. We all know this happens all the time.
What a terrible loss for the family.
[This message has been edited by ajgauthier (edited June 28, 2007).]
Has anyone heard of any updates on this story? Epi used? Confirmed PA reaction?
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