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Nancy Drew movie - anaphylactic reaction

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By Lauren Cover on Sun, 06-17-07, 23:30

I took my daughter (6 yr old PA) to see the Nancy Drew movie today and wanted to let you know that there is a teenage girl who has an anaphylactic reaction after kissing a boy who ate a peanut butter cookie. There was no mention of an epipen, 911 was called, and Nancy performed an emergency tracheotomy with a knife and a ball point pen. The girl was taken away by ambulance and there was a mention of Nancy saving her life. You see the girl laying on the floor and Nancy asks if she has food allergies. Her friend says

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By ceross on Mon, 06-18-07, 02:09

Thank you for the heads up. I was planning on taking my 6 year old too.

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By Kathy L. on Mon, 06-18-07, 15:08

Thanks also. My (pa) 11-yo has been asking to see this.

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By Corvallis Mom on Mon, 06-18-07, 16:31

We saw it yesterday. DH and I were a bit alarmed by it, but DD was totally unfazed.

I like to think that the [i]real[/i] Nancy would have certainly known enough to look for a source of epinephrine and elevate the girl's legs, too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] Heck, the movie Nancy probably [i]HAS[/i] an epipen in that kit of hers, right???

But I like that in the movie, IMMEDIATE action is needed, since EMS 'will be here in 10 minutes.' At least Nancy knows she can't live that long without oxygen. And that a lack of hives didn't mean it wasn't an allergic reaction.

Too bad she was under the impression that an airway is the only problem. I kept thinking AB[b]C[/b], Nancy-- [b]C!![/b]

DD identified VERY strongly with Nancy in the movie, BTW. DD even has the style thing happening. She wants penny loafers now. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Very much mom's personality and hers. You say 'anal'.... I say 'prepared for any eventuality....' TYVM. LOL!

We thought the movie was totally appropriate for our 8 yo DD. Formulaic, yes-- but hey, isn't that what the books have been about for about fifty years now? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Cookie on Sat, 06-23-07, 01:35

We saw the movie, today, without knowing of this scene. I agree with Lauren's first post, on this.

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By krc on Sat, 06-23-07, 14:55

I took my 10yo PA dd & my 5yo non-PA dd yesterday.
It was a cute movie but I did not expect this scene. 10yo(almost 11) asked "Hasn't anyone ever heard of an Epi-pen?!"

10 yo dd- PA,TNA, tests pos to soy, CATS, many environmentals, Asthmatic
5 yo dd- NKA, avoiding nuts
3 yo dd- outgrown milk/soy, avoiding nuts

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