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My son is reacting right now
My 9 year old son had a Halloween party at school and it appears one of the parents brought in cookies w/ Reeses Pieces, which my son ate. He didn't recognize them as peanuts. Three hours later, he has finally stopped throwing up and having GI issues. Luckily, he presents only mild respiratory constriction. The doctor said the reaction shouldn't get worse, but watch him, give 30 mg Benadryl by mouth 1x / 6 hrs. We didn't need Epi. I know it's our (and ultimately his) responsibility to avoid peanuts, but I can't help feeling a little frustrated. I guess it is too much to ask the school to consider a peanut free policy. I'm sure the mom who brought them in had the best of intentions, but I guess she didn't get the memo about a peanut allergy in class.
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