Mariah had a reaction to CAMPBELL\'S Cream of Potato Soup

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By Gail W on Fri, 11-03-06, 16:35

First time we've tried this product. She had about 4 or 5 spoonfuls and stated her throat was 'itchy'. Nasal congestion, wheezing, labored breathing.

She's fine now. I'll post more details later.

Reported it to Campbell's and FAAN.

I did a search on Campbell's soups here and I guess posters have received mixed responses from the company.

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By Naturemom on Fri, 11-03-06, 16:48

I'm sorry for your daughters reaction. I hope that she is feeling better. Does she have any other allergies besides pn / tn? any beans or veggies?

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By Peg541 on Fri, 11-03-06, 16:49

Wow Gail. I am glad she is OK. Odd Potato soup? I'll wait for you to post more for my
questions. Did you need epi pen? Sounds like you did. Wow. I'm glad she is OK and you were ON TOP of things.
Peg

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By Corvallis Mom on Fri, 11-03-06, 17:02

Oh, Gail!! I am so sorry!!
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{{{hugs}}}

I am glad she is okay.

(Wow, though-- what on earth???)

We stopped using Campbell's entirely when DH broke out in hives from chicken and wild rice soup.... [i]repeatedly[/i] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img].... His only candidate FAs for that kind of reaction are walnuts and soy. Neither of which appeared on the label. (It almost had to be TN xc. The amount of soy to do that would have to be GROSS contamination.)

DD hasn't ever tried any canned soups.

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By Adele on Fri, 11-03-06, 17:49

I hope Mariah is OK!

About 6 months ago, I ate a Campbell's soup, don't remember what kind but it may have been Cream of Potato. My stomach sounded like a washing machine shortly after, which is a reaction clue for me.

I came here and did a search on Campbells, and decided from the posts I read, that it must have been all in my head. But I no longer buy Campbells because of this incident.

I am PA only.

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By Gail W on Fri, 11-03-06, 19:44

She's allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Some other environmental things too that wouldn't apply here.

I saved the can and will send it to a lab for ingredient analysis. FAAN is helping arrange this.

Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]First time we've tried this product. She had about 4 or 5 spoonfuls and stated her throat was 'itchy'. Nasal congestion, wheezing, labored breathing.[/b]

Forgot to include a 1/4 inch bump on her upper lip.

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By krc on Fri, 11-03-06, 21:27

omg- my pa dd loves their cream of mushroom. Would love to know what you find out.
Sorry this happened to you and dd. Hope she is feeling much better [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By cathlina on Sat, 11-04-06, 01:28

Several years ago, Campbell's had a cross contamination warning for cream of mushroom soup that may have contained shellfish.

I think they are a cross contamination risk.

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By Lori Anne on Sat, 11-04-06, 02:23

Gail,

I'm so sorry she had to go through that! Glad to hear that she's O.K. though.

Maybe this will make their labeling or cross contamination precautions better though. We can only hope that something good comes out of it!

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By Going Nuts on Sat, 11-04-06, 02:58

Ay yi yi - DS loves their Tomato and Chicken Noodle (what a slap in the face to this Jewish mother, LOL).

Do let us know what happens - this is really scary. I never considered them to be a risk for PA/TNA.

Amy

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By Lori Anne on Sat, 11-04-06, 03:36

O.K., sheepishly adding...

I let my dd talk me into buying her the Campbell's Dora soup about a year ago. She tried it and was very blotchy on her cheeks and around her mouth after eating just a couple of spoonfuls. I took it away.

I wasn't sure if it was due to allergy or high salt content or what (you know, the wonderful "mystery reaction"...is it environmental....or what?!), but I did stop giving her Campbell's soup after that just to be safe. In your case it sounds like it was definitely the soup, and after reading all these responses, it wouldn't surprise me if dd's reaction was due to the soup too!

Dd is PA and TNA.

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By Gail W on Sat, 11-04-06, 16:03

Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[b]I never considered them to be a risk for PA/TNA.[/b]

Nor did I. But FAAN seemed very interested in Campbell's and asked me several questions. I could be wrong, but it seemed to me that were not surprised. They are helping me expedite laboratory testing.

Quote:Originally posted by Lori Anne:
[b] O.K., sheepishly adding...[/b]

No reason to be sheepish. I mean, just like other posters have stated, who would have guessed . . .

[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited November 04, 2006).]

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By nonutsplease730 on Sat, 11-04-06, 17:08

Please keep us posted on the lab testing results. My PA son eats campbells soups often. Chicken with rice, chicken noodle o's, chicken and stars, chicken noodle and his favorite, potato soup. I cook with cream of mushroom often. He's never seemed to have any reaction. I recently went on their website and found information about allergens and they seemed to be on top of things just looking at that. It's hard to know who to trust anymore! Please keep us posted.

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By mistey on Sat, 11-04-06, 23:17

So sorry, Gail. I hope things are better soon!!

In August I contacted Market Day for their Peanut Free list. I noticed that none of the Campbell's products were listed. I asked about it and the representative stated that Market Day does not feel that Campbells are a "safe enough company" to recommend to people with peanut allergies.

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By Momcat on Sun, 11-05-06, 02:10

I've always avoided Campbell's myself because I can't tolerate all the msg they put in their soup.

Cathy

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By Nutternomore on Sun, 11-05-06, 04:50

Gail W,

I'm sorry that Mariah went through this...hope she is doing better.

Thank you for your perseverence in following up by sending it to the lab for testing.

It's disturbing to hear that others also seem to have problems with Campbell's...

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By on Sun, 11-05-06, 16:21

Gail W., I'm so sorry to hear that Mariah had a reaction. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] But glad to hear that she's doing okay.

Canadian specific, I've never had a problem with Campbell's soups; although would say that we don't eat them a lot and out of the two kids, it would be my non-PA daughter that does eat them more.

SO glad that you're following up with FAAN and having the product sent for testing - something I think a LOT of us forget to do or just leave be after our child has had a reaction.

Anyway, please keep us posted.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Peg541 on Sun, 11-05-06, 16:28

I think it is wonderful that FAAN does this for us. I'm eager for the results.
Peg

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By Rosie's Mom on Sun, 11-05-06, 17:40

Hi All,
Just to share.
I was just now starting to make chicken pot pie.
I had made this for the first time about a week ago using Campbell's cream of chicken. I was telling my PA daughter that I was trying a new recipe for the gravy because I did not have any cream of chicken soup.
She then told me that when she ate the pie last time her mouth got itchy but it stopped when she drank water.
Then she reminded me that a while ago I made gravy out of Campbell's cream of celery soup and the same thing happened.
I'm so mad!
As far as we know she is only PA.
She did say that Campbell's tomato and chicken noodle soup were ok although she doesn't really like the chicken pieces in the soup.

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By erik on Sun, 11-05-06, 18:34

I've never had a problem with Campbell's soup either... though I am also in Canada so maybe our soup is manufactured in a Canadian facility?

Hope you get some answers about what happened.

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By Gail W on Mon, 11-06-06, 02:57

Thank you everyone for your kind responses.

Mariah regularly has Campbell's chicken noodle soup, but this was the first time she'd tried the cream of potato soup. Either she has developed a new allergy (perhaps soy?) or there was cross contamination.

Part of my delay in sharing details is because my husband and I were not completely in agreement on what to do. I was ready to give the epi, and he wanted to see if she responded to benadryl.

The short answer is that no, we did not give her the epi-pen. My DH and I agree that had he not been home when this happened, that I would have given the epi-pen and called 911. But he was home and he's a physician . . . and he kept a very close eye on her. Her symptoms, in fact, resolved with benedryl.

It's uncomfortable to have not been in agreement with DH. <> We are usually very much in agreement. The outcome was good. That's really all I can say here on the subject.

FAAN told me to put the can in a ziplock bag and put it in the freezer. They will "meet" and decide whether or not to send the can in to testing. She indicated that she thought that they would probably want me to send it in, but that they will instruct me how to do that this week after they "meet". The testing is done at a laboratory at the University of Nebraska, and FAAN sets it up.

FAAN also instructed me on how to report it to the FDA, which I did on Friday.

So I'll wait and see what FAAN tells me what to do next.

Thanks again for all your good wishes. Mariah is fine, though a little scared. Me too. It's been 7 years since she had a reaction from ingestion. Who would have guessed it would be from canned potato soup.

I promise to keep posting updates.

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By momma2boys on Mon, 11-06-06, 04:26

Gail, sorry I missed this. I'm glad she is ok.

Remember, even if FAAN doesn't want you to send it in, you can do it on your own. I think I still have all the info from when I sent a product in for testing. I think I'd do it just for peace of mind.

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By Gail W on Mon, 11-06-06, 14:45

Quote:Originally posted by momma2boys:
[b]Remember, even if FAAN doesn't want you to send it in, you can do it on your own. I think I still have all the info from when I sent a product in for testing. I think I'd do it just for peace of mind.[/b]

UHHHHHHHHH!! ! ! !

I just got off the phone with the lab in Nebraska. The can is 'compromised' because I threw it in the garbage. Even though we have a nut-free house, they cannot accept it. <>

This is very frustrating.

I'm going to the grocery store that I bought the soup and see if I can find another can from the same lot.

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By Peg541 on Mon, 11-06-06, 16:35

Sheesh you'd think Campbells themselves would want to know....... I guess that is a pipe dream.

Glad your daughter is OK.
Peg

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By lmw on Mon, 11-06-06, 18:18

For those who have had reactions to Campbell's soups - are they the red/white condensed soups or the larger, fancy don't-dilute ones? Could there be a difference in the ingredients?

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By bandbmom on Mon, 11-06-06, 18:47

Oh my gosh Gail!! I just saw your post. I am so sorry to hear about Mariah's reaction! Please tell her I'm glad she's okay now.

Hugs to all of you!
Tracy

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By Lori Anne on Mon, 11-06-06, 19:06

Gail,

I'm sorry. That is frustrating! I hope you can find another from the same lot. Good luck.

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By Going Nuts on Mon, 11-06-06, 20:05

That is just so frustrating. I guess I can understand their logic, but still...

I know you want answers, as do the rest of us. I'll be watching this thread closely.

Amy

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By Naturemom on Mon, 11-06-06, 20:25

Can FAAN request an unopened can from the same lot from Cambells to send for testing? I would hope that Cambells would be proactive and be checking this out by testing the soup from that lot as well as others. Did you get any response from Cambells?

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By Corvallis Mom on Mon, 11-06-06, 20:57

If that lot is already on store shelves, it might be possible to contact members who are in your geographical area and have them look for a sample for you.

(Just thinking about how to get you another can if they prove to be already gone at your local store.)

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By Gail W on Mon, 11-06-06, 22:04

I got another can from the same lot. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I sent the original opened can that Mariah ate from plus the new unopened can to the lab. They wanted both so that they could compare lot numbers. Phew. . . They will get it Wednesday. I'll let you know what I find out.

Thanks everyone.

Mental note to self: If Mariah has another reaction, save the food for testing. [i]Don't throw it out in the trash can![/i]

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By Gail W on Mon, 11-06-06, 22:10

Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]Sheesh you'd think Campbells themselves would want to know....... I guess that is a pipe dream. [/b]

Peg, Campbell's asked me for the code on the bottom of the can. Maybe they will test it.

Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]Glad your daughter is OK.[/b]

Thank you. I figured you could relate to my situation.

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By bandbmom on Mon, 11-06-06, 23:08

Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]I got another can from the same lot. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I sent the original opened can that Mariah ate from plus the new unopened can to the lab. They wanted both so that they could compare lot numbers. Phew. . . They will get it Wednesday. I'll let you know what I find out.
i][/b]

Hi Gail,

I hope you find some answer as to why she reacted. I'm anxious to hear what the results are. How is Mariah doing?

Tracy

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By Gail W on Tue, 11-07-06, 00:21

Quote:Originally posted by lmw:
[b]For those who have had reactions to Campbell's soups - are they the red/white condensed soups or the larger, fancy don't-dilute ones? Could there be a difference in the ingredients?[/b]

In our case, it was the Campbell's condensed soup (10.5 ounces I believe) with the signature white and red label.

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By McCobbre on Tue, 11-07-06, 04:28

So for those of you who have had/children who have had a reaction: do you/they typically react to other legumes like lentils?

This might be important info to have.

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By Gail W on Tue, 11-07-06, 16:40

Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]So for those of you who have had/children who have had a reaction: do you/they typically react to other legumes like lentils?[/b]

Nope. But it's possible that she's developed a new allergy to them though. My hunch is that the soy protein concentrate is cross contaminated with peanut. But I'd predict that our allergist will be suggesting some further SPTing on Mariah.

Update: A rep from Campbell's "Consumer Response Center" who works in the "Special Procedures Unit" called this morning. She asked me to send in the can for testing at their lab, which is located in-house at their "World Headquarters". I told her that I had already sent it to the FARRP laboratory at the University of Nebraska for testing.

I gave the Campbell's rep the contact person and phone number of the FARRP lab. Then I called the FARRP lab and requested that they save/send the can to Campbell's after they complete their testing.

I also requested Campbell's to test another can from that same lot.

In our conversation, the Rep stated that no similar reactions have been reported to them.

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By momma2boys on Tue, 11-07-06, 20:24

Glad you found another can so you can get it tested!

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By on Tue, 11-07-06, 20:24

Gail W., wow, what a lot to go through! First of all, I don't think it's unusual that you threw the can out.

I can only highly commend you for following up with both FAAN and Campbell's because I know when a reaction has happened with Jesse, I'm thinking about the reaction and then thinking about getting the food OUT of the house (i.e., garbage). Not thinking further about sending the food to be tested or reporting it to anyone or anything. Wondering if that's why Campbell's may not have any other reported reactions on file?

I also think especially if it has been a lot time between reactions, you just wouldn't think about saving a can (or not placing it in the trash - I put my soup cans in the recycle while the soup is heating so therefore before it's eaten and any reaction may occur).

I appreciate your post because it is a wonderful reminder to all of us that when our child has a reaction, we have a duty, I think not only to our PA child, but to the PA community to report the reaction (to someone) and also send the food for testing.
I have reported reactions to Anaphylaxis Canada (posted about here), but I've never sent food for testing and I do think that's very very important.

So, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Gail W on Tue, 11-07-06, 22:28

Thank you Cindy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I agree. When this happened with Mariah, I remembered Carefulmom's situation that she posted about here. Carefulmom's DD had reactions to Van DeKamps rolls and the company stated repeatedly to her that there was no milk. She sent it for testing and there was, in fact, undeclared milk. Reading her thread made a big impression on me, so much so that I remembered to pull the can out of the trash. I think reading about situations like this does help us to remember what we can do. At least it did for me.

BTW, the laboratory in Nebraska does not charge [i]anything.[/i] It's a service they offer free of charge. All you do is go to their website and download their form to indicate what you want the sample tested for. But you must call ahead so that they can give you the details, including if you need to send it on ice and overnight it. So it only costs the price of postage (only around $8 for me since I didn't need to overnight it). The woman at the laboratory has been really, really wonderful. Here's a link: [url="http://www.farrp.org/analysis.htm"]http://www.farrp.org/analysis.htm[/url]

Now the FDA, on the other hand, has been impossible to reach. I've left 3 messages. . . 2 at my 'area office' and another one at their headquarters. No one has called me back.

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By MommaBear on Wed, 11-08-06, 04:18

Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]So for those of you who have had/children who have had a reaction: do you/they typically react to other legumes like lentils?

[/b]

Odd things started happening to my oldest cub when eating certain Campbell's soups. We quit using them. I attributed it to a "cross contamination" issue involving lentils (he has had anaphylaxis to them) or some other legume. He also has aversions to several other legumes and projectile vomitted across the dinner table when I placed refried beans (Old El Paso) on his plate.

Could all be coincidence, no advice, but wondering how the lab results will return...

Give Mariah a hug from me and the cubs. (Boochie sends a slobber. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )

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By Gail W on Wed, 11-08-06, 16:43

Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b]Could all be coincidence, no advice, but wondering how the lab results will return...[/b]

The lab is able to test for peanut plus almond, hazelnut, and pecan. Mariah is very allergic to walnut, but the lab does not offer testing for walnut. Nor any legumes.

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[b]Give Mariah a hug from me and the cubs. (Boochie sends a slobber. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) [/b]

Will do. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Corvallis Mom on Wed, 11-08-06, 17:11

Quote:
...very allergic to walnut...

Boy does THAT catch my eye. Coincidence? Perhaps.... but that is the only allergy DH knows he has that could possibly have accounted for his RXN to that Campbell's soup. This was two different occasions, same type of soup. He's eaten Progresso and other brands without incident. But he definitely isn't a person who has frequent hives. These were the two times I can recall, in fact, in over ten years.

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By bandbmom on Wed, 11-08-06, 19:07

Hi Gail - Did they say about how long it would take before you get the testing results? How is Mariah doing? I still can't believe all the reaction stories from Campbell's soup! Brandon doesn't like soup; probably a good thing!!

Let me know how things are going!

Hugs,
Tracy

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By Gail W on Wed, 11-08-06, 20:34

Hi CorvallisMom, That's interesting about walnuts. I saw your DH reacted to Campbell's soup with wild rice. For some reason, I associate walnuts with wild rice. Like a rice pilaf type dish. KWIM?

Hey Tracy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] The testing will take one to two weeks. I don't think they'll find anything because they can't test the original can she ate from (because I put it in the trash). But who knows.

Mariah was fine that same night. Her symptoms resolved fairly quickly. . . within an hour. Of course we 'hovered', and DH actually stayed in her room all night and I kept her home from school the next day. Just because.

I'm trying to spin this experience into something positive. But I'm not quite there yet. LOL. Because Mariah continues to have contact reactions, we knew she was still highly allergic. But still, this was a shock. It's been such a long time since she's had an ingestion reaction. . . 8 years. It's not that I thought her allergy was any less 'severe' or anything, but we're always so careful and that's become routine. I'm feeling that same depression that I felt those first years of managing this. Hard to explain. . .

I think I should try to comment on how DH and I responded that night. Namely, that we did not administer the epi-pen. I sorta thought, kinda expected, and actually sorta [i]hoped[/i] that readers would comment that this was a situation in which an epi-pen should have been administered. Because her symptoms resolved, it wasn't necessary. But we know that only in hindsight. If you look at Mariah's symptoms on the "grading chart", her 'throat itchiness' is the first symptoms (in bold) which indicates the use of an epi-pen. I definitely learned something from this experience. And I'm grateful that this was a wake up call for that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Corvallis Mom on Thu, 11-09-06, 15:01

I'm very glad she's okay-- and I am also glad that you are not beating yourself up over not administering Epi.

If we did that every time DD had those same symptoms, she'd spend time in the ER on a monthly basis. So we tend to do what you did. (right or wrong) Sometimes we wonder in hindsight how dangerous that decision is, but at the time, we just follow our gut instincts. {{hugs}}

We eat a lot of wild rice, btw. DH loves it. So I don't want people with TNA to be scared off of it-- though it is certainly paired up with tn a bit too frequently when eating out!

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By Peg541 on Thu, 11-09-06, 15:59

Gail you have a big number after your name and always present with well thought out ideas. I wanted to say something about the epi pen but I am not a fan of "soulda couldas...."

I did notice you tried to not say "wait and see" but you kind of did when you said your DH is a physician.

I might have said something if you had only a few numbers after your name KWIM?

However I do feel I let this one drop and maybe for the benefit of those with little experience I SHOULD have said something.

I would have used the epi because the scratchy throat scared me. I also would have outruled my DH who is also a physician. DS and I outruled him during DS First reaction. DH wanted us to go to the pediatrician and I stage whispered at him "He'll DIE in the waiting room"

At that point DS said "DO I have to go to the hospital?" and both DH and I said YES in Unison.

It is tough to outrule a physician husband when you love and trust him. I'll bet you will be OK with that now and maybe someday take Mariah aside and tell her you knew daddy had a good handle on things. But (how do you say this without saying BUT?) next time we are going to use the epi just to be safe. And go to the ER.

Honestly I don't think a good handle on a reaction is good enough but now Mariah can know she has the power to outrule anyone, daddy, mommy or a teacher too.

This is how we learn right? I mean we took DS in the car three times for ingestion reactions. How misguided we were but DH is thinking money/ambulance/fuss and I am thinking make a big fuss/ spend all we have/ save his life. We are both on the same page but diffrent chapters.

And as an aside I always worry about that allergen making it's way through 40 feet of intestine and being absorbed all the way. What is that doing to my son. I say that in the ER to let the doc know I KNOW and all three times they said "HMMMMM" OK we'll put him on a week of steroids. I let them know what I am thinking and what I want to happen and they agreed with me all three times.

Ingestion reactions scare me the most.

Peg

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By Peg541 on Thu, 11-09-06, 16:07

My kids are grown. They are my first and second children right? W

hen they were young teens and would ask permission to do something like ride in a car driven by another teenager I would say "Listen forgive me this is my FIRST TIME dealing with this sort of thing"

And I would think out loud my objections. NO WAY JOSE but I let them know how and why I made that decision.

Geez they have to know if you are my firstborn I am as new to this as you are but I have the biggest vote, daddy and I do. Your vote comes second for this opportunity.

So it seems to me it is perfectly OK to explain to a child that mom and dad are also new at this PA stuff and we are going to err on the side of caution every time.

We are all learning every day. Mom and dad are not finished learning and some day we will be learning from you.

That is a fact. I learn from my children every day. Once in a while I will say "**** off college boy/girl" if one of them is spouting off some coffee shop wisdom and we all laugh and get over it.

Peg

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By Gail W on Thu, 11-09-06, 16:23

Thanks Corvallis Mom and Peg. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Peg, I knew you related and I knew what you thought. Thank you for saying it. I needed you to say it for others to benefit.

Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]I would have used the epi because the scratchy throat scared me. I also would have outruled my DH who is also a physician. [/b]

[i]Thank you.[/i]

I also knew that you didn't initially say this. . . well, out of the respect that you show every poster here. Thank you for that too.

But it needed to be said. 'Wait and see' was exactly what we did, and that was wrong. Even with the good outcome. I don't want anyone reading here to come to any other conclusion. I witnessed my DD stating she had a scratchy throat and witnessed her having shallow breathing. Yet I allowed my DH and Mariah to 'out voted' me.

Quote:Originally posted by Peg541:
[b]I would have used the epi because the scratchy throat scared me. I also would have outruled my DH who is also a physician. [/b]

Worth repeating. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Live and learn. Learn and live.

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By Gail W on Fri, 11-10-06, 15:13

interesting list on the FDA's website regarding Campbell's soup:
[url="http://google2.fda.gov/search?output=xml_no_dtd&oe=&lr=&proxystylesheet=FDA&client=FDA&site=FDA&getfields=*&q=Campbell%27s+soup&as=Search"]http://google2.fda.gov/search?output=xml...+soup&as=Search[/url]

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By starlight on Fri, 11-10-06, 17:41

Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b]interesting list on the FDA's website regarding Campbell's soup:
[url="http://google2.fda.gov/search?output=xml_no_dtd&oe=&lr=&proxystylesheet=FDA&client=FDA&site=FDA&getfields=*&q=Campbell%27s+soup&as=Search"]http://google2.fda.gov/search?output= xm...+soup&as=Search[/url] [/b]

Were there specific links there you were interested in or just the sheer number of them listed? I clicked on a couple, saw they use genetically modified produce and that there was a recall earlier due to shellfish protein in the cream of mushroom soup and once because they actually had clam chowder in a cream of mushroom soup container.

Is Mariah allergic to shellfish by any chance?

What's also disturbing are the other things listed for recall on those lists. Blood platlets, allergen patch tests, cardiac equipment...eek.

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By Lindajo on Sun, 11-12-06, 05:14

I'm glad Mariah is OK. I know this sounds odd, but could she be allergic to potatos? My DD seems to be allergic to potatos. I don't let her eat them anymore, but when she did, she would get a tightening in her jaws. The way I would describe it is like that tightening you felt when you were a kid and you had the mumps. She's tried fried, baked, mashed, still gets that same feeling.

I asked her doc (well, it was the nurse practioner who gave her check up this year) and she said it was odd, but just avoid them. I didn't have her tested. Next time I retest her, I'll have them add potatos.

I also know what it feels like to have your DH "out vote" you. But, yours being a physician, I would've felt a little better with his decision as he probably knows more.

When my DD had her reaction at 2, my DH did not want to call an ambulance (didn't give Epi at the time) and insisted he drive her to the ER. That was a BIG mistake. We were both new to the allergy and very uneducated about the whole thing including how and when to use the Epi. Now, we know better. It is a tough call tho.

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