2yo diagnosed today

Posted on: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 9:42am
Colleencz's picture
Joined: 01/10/2008 - 16:39

Hi! My name is Colleen, my 2 year old daughter was diagnosed today with a peanut allergy. I have never dealt with this type of allergy before so I welcome all advice. I have to go pick up my epi-pens tomorrow.

Posted on: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 9:57am
Helensmom's picture
Joined: 09/08/2007 - 09:00

Good luck with everything.It is scary. This is a great site to get info. Glad you found it.

Posted on: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 10:46am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Sorry for the diagnosis. It is managable but can be over whelming at times... I ave a DS that is 7 with PA.
My advice is get the book :"peanut allergy answer book" it is an read and explains a lot. also FAAN is a great website with lots of info.
The biggest thing is to read labels. on everything. even thing that you would n't think could have peanuts. I chose to not have ANY peanuts or peanut products in my house. NOt everyone does that. I stay away from baked goods especially home made ones. Bakery's are generally not safe.. However, I am lucky I have two near my house that are peanut free.
Anyway lots to learn...
good luck!

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 4:36am
CatsMom's picture
Joined: 01/09/2008 - 06:31

Hi, our 2yr old dd was also diagnosed this week with peanut allergies...along with wheat and egg allergies.
Glad to know we're not alone, huh?

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 7:57am
Colleencz's picture
Joined: 01/10/2008 - 16:39

I am amazed at how many PA are out there. I am glad to see how much information there is as well.
Sorry to hear about her other allergies as well.

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 8:42am
CatsMom's picture
Joined: 01/09/2008 - 06:31

I have been doing so much research and such this week, that I have gotten very confused. I finally called our ped. to see if they could give us a referral to a nutritionist to get us someplace to start.
I never dreamed my dd would have food allergies. When I first talked to the ped. about testing her because of her eczema, I fully expected environmental allergies..like I have as well as my husband.

Posted on: Fri, 01/11/2008 - 9:04am
Colleencz's picture
Joined: 01/10/2008 - 16:39

I was hoping her reactions were all in my head. I was really afraid to find out she was allergic to peanuts. Thankfully she doesn't seem to have any other food allergies.

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 2:33pm
Shasco's picture
Joined: 01/19/2008 - 18:51

Hi, My name is Sharon and we just found out four days ago that our 16 month old daughter has PA. It has been so overwhelming. I have choosen to make our home nut free. We have five children adn I am scared that someone would leave something out and she would get into it. I absolutaly love this site. it is nice to know that i am not alone and that there are ppl who are willing to give advice to a total stranger. Thanks! I am not sure that it has sunk in all yet. I seem to be going in 6 different directions getting the house cleaned out and learning the epi-pens (that I bought the next day after she was diagnosed). I worry about going out of the house and having something happen. I realize that we cant put her in a bubble all her life either.
Any info you have or tips would be great. Thanks!

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