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Kailey Brianna Bowles was born October sixth, nineteen ninty seven.
She weighed nine lbs zero ozs and was twentyone inches long.
They knew right away she was allergic to milk. she was put on soy formula. The doctors told me she would grow out of it by the time she was one.
When she was one they told me she wuld grow out of it by the time she was two.
When she was two they said three.
When she was four they sent her in to an specialist and she recived test for allergies. It turned out she was allergic to milk, whey, cheese, basicaly any dairy products,dust,mold,mildew,dogs,gerbils,dust mites,mice,roachs,eggs. You name she was allergic.
The doctor said that he wasnt sure if she would ever grow out of the allergies.
We never had any attacks or times where we thought she would be in trouble. We read evey label to everything she ate. She even began reading labels. She didnt know how to read but she would take the box after I got done reading and she would look at it and she would say "yep theres no whey".
When she turned five she went back for more test and her doctor said she was worst then ever and she is fatally allergic to dairy products. She will never grow out of it.
We made sure there was nothing in the house she could not have. We could not take the chance.
Years went by and still no close calls or nothing. We mostly had problems with her asthma. Never never her allergies.
Now dont get me wrong. I did not go around saying her allergies were not that bad and I would never lose her to them. I knew they were that bad. I carried epipens with me everywhere. We had them at my moms at gregs moms and anywhere Kailey went. I never let Kailey go spend the night with friends or most family because I didnt want her to get something she could not have.
March first, two thousand and five was a normal day for me. I woke up sent Kailey to school and spent the rest of the day with my two sons ages 1 and 4 weeks old. When Kailey came home from school I made her a snack, we did her homework. She watched tv and played with her brothers.
Later on that night Kailey and I cleaned her room together. Before we were finished she cuddled up in her blanket in bed and went to sleep while I finished. When I was done I had tucked her in some more, gave her a kiss and said goodnight Kailey I love you. As I was walking out the door and shut off the light she said I love you too mommy.
March second was another normal day. I woke up sent Kailey to school, got the boys ready and we left with Greg to my Uncles house. My uncle had asked me if I was ready to go back to work. (I had worked for him befor eI had my third son....well actually since I was 16). I told him yes and I could work tonight if he wanted me too.
Later that day Kailey came home from school. She had a great day at school and she asked if she could go outside and play. Since it was a very nice winter day I said yes.
I left to work. I didnt tell her goodbye or anything. I was jsut so excited to be getting out of the house.
I wasnt at work for more then two hours when I got the call. It was Greg screaming and yelling and I could not make out a word he was saying. The last thing I heard was "SHES DYING!"
I got into the van and went home as fast as I could. I was also calling her doctor and telling him to meet us at the hospital.
When I got near the house I could see the ambulance a mile away. When I got into the house I seen my daughter laying on the living room floor with the paramedics standing over her. The went not doing anything for her they were kind of just standing there looking at her. Also was her step grandfather with her 1 year old brother in his arms. I grabbed him out of his arms and gave him to my mom and told her to take him out of there.
They put Kailey in the ambulance and we followed behind to the hospital.
When we got into the ER the sent us straight to the "Family Conference Room".
Now I have been at this hospital severel times and I have never been sent there. I knew it wasnt looking good.
The doctor came in and got Grge and I and he told me she had no heart beat when she arrived. I feel to my knees. How could this be happening? Why Kailey? Why my baby? Did I do something wrong? Am I being punished?
He told us they are going to try and revive her and he wanted us to watch so we knew they did everything they could.
Everything was not enough.
Kailey passed away from a taste of hot cocoa that was in her room.
I found out the cocoa was sent home from Girls Scouts. The troop leader had the girls put it together in one of their meetings knowing there was two girls in there with MAs. She never told us Kailey had it.
I want to bring justice for Kailey. I want to put laws in effect to keep children safe from people handing out their poision.
I want people to be more aware of these MAs and PAs and know how very serious it is.
I dont want this to happen to another child or family.
If someone could point me in the direction so I can go about getting laws mad or a foundation set up for research for allergies and asthma in Kaileys name I would realy appreciate it.
And to everyone who read my very first post.
I am not angry with anyone. If you were in my shoes,still greiving but yet realy havent got to grieve because you have two younger boys you still need to be strong for and you came across a message board and read about people slaming you and saying what you should have done or what they would do.I am sure you would be upset. You dont know until it happens to you. It is nothing I would wish on my worst enemy but it could happen to anyone at anytime.