Any support groups in Texas, West Texas specifically?
I'm looking for a support group in Dallas, Texas. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter who is severely allergic to peanuts. She went to Little Gym the other day and hugged another little girl who had just eaten peanut butter. The hives came, and I used the epi pen and rushed her to the allergist. What a nerve racking experience. She is fine now. I sure could use some friends who have kids with allergies, not only as a support group, but also as a play group.
Is anyone interested?
C'mon! Is there nobody on this website from Texas? I'm in Dallas, and I'm really trying to get something started by way of a parents group. I'm currently contacting allergists in the North Texas area and asking them to post a flyer for the parents group in their office.
Even if you are not in the Dallas area, I sure would like to hear from other Texans.
Hi Texas! I'm in Denton and have a 4 year old and a 23 month old who are both PA (I'm PA, too). Feel free to e-mail me.
rebekahc, thanks so much for your reply. Could you please email me with your email address so I can fill you in on my effort to start a parents group in our area? I've gotten some great response from our allergist, and have sent flyers about the new group to allergists in this area. My email address is [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. I look forward to hearing from you.
If you click on the little letter shaped icon at the top of my post you ought to be able to reach me.
Hi there, or maybe that should be "Howdy". lol I'm Chris. Mommy to Meagan (2.5yo) and Matt (21mo, PA). We live in Decatur, which is about 40min from Denton. About 80mi NW of Dallas. So far, my son is the only person we know who is allergic to peanuts. We don't do the playgroup scene, but not so much because of the PA, but because we only have one car, so I only have access to it on Mons and Tues. I don't know ANYONE around here though. My mom, and that's it. All my friends I have met via egroups.com, and they all live out-of-state. I'm glad to see that there are other North Texans on here, though! =)
If you would like respond to me, my email address is [email]email@example.com[/email].
I've just started a local parents group in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for those who have children with food allergies. I sent the following letter to every allergist in the DFW area (I got on the internet and found their addresses--it was easy), along with a flyer announcing the formation of the group. I've gotten great responses! In fact, one allergist is contacting pharmaceutical companies to help fund the group.
Here's the letter I sent to the allergists:
I am forming a local group for parents of children with food allergies. After learning that our two year old was allergic to peanuts, eggs and milk, my husband and I were surprised to find that the DFW area does not have a local parents
Hi I am a mom of a PA 3 year old daughter and I am also new to this site. I live in Houston Texas and would love to find other people to talk to. Sometimes I do feel like the only one and I could deffinitly use some support. This has been a very educational site for me and I an so glad I found it.
I had an experience this week trying to find a mothers day out program since my daughter has been at home since birth. I told the director that she had the PA and she said it would probably be a better idea to keep her out of a group setting because 1 out of 4 bring some kind of peanut product. I left the school so disappointed and felt helpless.
My daughter really wants to be around other children and didnt want to leave the school. She said as I put her in the car "Mommy, Im a kid too" yes baby I told her and cried all the way home. A friend told me to look on the computer for some information and I was so happy to see this site. Ive been reading for two days straight and I no longer feel helpless. Thanks for letting me let off some steam.
Glad I found this,
Thanks, Monica. I'll check to see if your coordinates are on the introduction board. I recently talked with a doctor from Houston about nut allergies, and would like to visit with you about it. Otherwise, can you email me at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]?
Thanks, and believe me, I know just how you feel.
Just thought I'd pull this thread back up. The DFW Food Allergy Parents Group is having it's second meeting May 24th at 6:30pm. If you want more info on the group or the meeting (we're having a guest speaker this time, I'm told), drop Donna a line at [email]email@example.com[/email] or me at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. (I have a copy of the notice she sent out that I could forward to you)
I'm in West Texas and am considering starting a group.
I'll keep you posted!!
Hi! I'm in Dallas too and have a 2 1/2 year old little girl who is pa/tna/ egg allergic. I'd love to know where you guys meet and how many other people there are in the group! Just like many others on this site, my daughter is the only one I know of that has these allergies! It would be great to actually meet and converse with other parents who know exactly what I'm going through!!
Hope to hear from you soon!
Bunkysmom- I don't know how often Texas checks the boards these days, so I thought I'd post and tell you to send her an email asking for info about the group (DFW Food Allergy Parents Group). Her email is listed in her profile (that first little icon next to the "posted suchandsuchdate". =)
And for everyone... I never thought of this before, but here is a link to sign up for a (FREE) email mailing list for parents of kids w/ food allergies in the North Texas area... [url="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northtexasfoodallergickids"]http://groups.yahoo.com/group/northtexasfoodallergickids[/url]
Hope to see ya there, Bunkysmom! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I e-mailed Texas yesterday and have not heard back from her yet. If you can pass along anymore info, please do!
Thanks so much!
May I ask, where in West Texas? Anywhere near Midland-Odessa?
Anyone interested in the North Texas group can contact me at [email]email@example.com[/email].
Just bumping this thread to see if there are any new support groups in West Texas.
My daughter was just confirmed to be allergic to peanuts. She is 2 1/2. We live in Houston Tx and would love to meet others with this same concern!
I am in La Grange (2 hours West of Houston), but that seems to be closer than Dallas or West Texas. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Any other Texans out there? I don't have much hope of finding families very close, but I'd drive once a month or so.
Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99
Lori jo ....JJB is me...supermom...when I became a member I decided to start a new name as I had only posted like once and forgot the password under the other one anyways. We are in houston...hey what are your feeling on Blue Bell....there stinking icecream box doesn't even have a phone number and there web site doesn't help much either! I grew up on that icecream and now just don't know how safe it is for us?? Happy to know there is someone not too far away dealing with PA along with me!
Nice to meet you! As for Bluebell, we've been wondering but haven't pursued it yet. DD is only 14 months and I haven't wanted to give her ice cream yet. My dh and other 2 dd's though are big ice cream eaters so we will have to find out soon. Brenham is actually just around the corner from us, so worst case scenario is I just drive 30 minutes and ask. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I didn't realize there wasn't a number on the packaging. Does your child see an allergist there in Houston?
I got the following number off the Bluebell website. It is actually the number for ordering ice cream. I couldn't find a "contact us for questions" number - go figure. It must be the Brenham office as that is our area code.
We are now living out in West Texas -- Del Rio -- 180 miles due west of San Antonio -- on the Texas/Mexico border. Anyone even remotely (pun intended) close to us out here?
Shot in the dark -- ANYONE going to air show at Randolph AFB in San Antonio this weekend?
EB, Mom of
4 3/4 year-old PA/TNA
2 year-old assumed to be PA/TNA until safely proven otherwise.
We are over 200 miles away.
Still looking for a group in West Texas.
Hello I'm new to board. I am a nurse at an allergist in Dallas. My 2 yo daughter was just dx with a peanut allergy. Just wanted to know if any of you have heard about the "peanut free" Teddy bear junction preschool? Thoughts on any other schools in Plano area. My anxiety is getting the best of me as we are getting ready for the school year. Thx.
I am looking for a host family for a 16 yr old female exchange student from Sweden. She has an allergy to peanuts, apples, pears, kiwi, and cherries. I live in Round Rock and will be the supervising local coordinator for the coming school year. Host families can be anywhere within 120 mile radius of Austin.
I thought it would be best if this exchange student were placed with a family who has a family member with a peanut allergy as well, since they would take it seriously while other people might not take it so seriously (I have gluten sensitivity and other allergies, so I totally get it). If you know anyone who would be interested in hosting her, please let me know. Any help or guidance is appreciated.
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