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Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 4:05am
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I still wanna know how many children he has. yet. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 8:59am
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OMG...how did I miss this one!!

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 9:31am
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"BUT, you have to remember something... We have been dealing with the allergy longer now. It is easier to trust our children."
That's great to hear, but you're defiantely doing the right thing in keeping a close eye. I don't think mom truly trusted me to choose what to eat till I went into the navy, and even then she made sure that I took two fresh epi-pens with me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'm sure that discovering your kids had a potentially fatal allergy, expecially one that much of the population doesn't believe in, or doesn't seem to much care about, can be more than a little scary.
Heck, while I wasn't expecting to be yelled at and told that I had no idea what I was talking about, i can defiantely understand why.
If I had a child with the allergy (still no kids yet, but knock on wood, anyhow), it would freak me out much less, having lived with it for as long as I can remember, than someone from the group who poo-poo'ed it and it's severity. Now that would be an awful realization.
I can just imagine how it must feel to realize that there exists a food that is everywhere, in adult land, but even more prevalent in the land of children, that will kill your child. And ignoring the fatal part, that can cause hives and other uncomfortable reactions simply by being around it.
So I don't blame folks for telling me that I didn't know what I was talking about, or that because I didn't have kids, I couldn't understand. I can't blame them. They had the allergy thrust upon them, and in different circumstances, would freak me out too.
But it is the skills that you give to your kids that will make the difference between life and death. I betcha I can read labels a whole lot faster than you can, and pay much more attention to what happens to my food, or what I eat. Desserts were pretty much stricken from my lifestyle years ago, as they're the most untrustworthy food around, and it just isn't worth the energy to audit someone's margarine. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
That said, your kids are exposed to even more danger after leaving the house. As an example: only a few years ago, I had a roommate who made herself a peanut-butter sandwich, then put the knife back into the drawer, in a fit of absent-mindedness. Things happen, even in adulthood. Only watchfulness stops things like that from becoming tragic.
I am happy to flip through the more recent postings, and I'm glad to see that those who were so freaked out in the beginning are beginning to realize that one can live with the allergy, and that it's not the end of the world.
It requires a food watchfulness that most people never have to deal with, and the turning-down of lots of "there's no nuts in them" goodies, but it's really not that hard to do once you get used to it.
Congrats to all of you. As I've been flipping around the forums, it looks like you've done well over the past few years. Keep it up!

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 10:16am
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Quote:Originally posted by stuffguy:
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I don't think mom truly trusted me to choose what to eat till I went into the navy, and even then she made sure that I took two fresh epi-pens with me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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I remember a particular member here who had a son in the service.........any relation?

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 10:45am
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Nah.. That woulda been before this board was around. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 12:19pm
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Stuffguy,
Oh, because I just get so curious as to who some people are on here, do you currently or have you in the past gone by another user name with pa.com?

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 8:20pm
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e-mom: Sorry. Just this one, and I haven't been in for the past three years or so. I was cleaning my bookmarks a couple days back, found this one, and thought I'd check back in. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/06/2005 - 11:04pm
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Quote:Originally posted by stuffguy:
[BIf I had a child with the allergy (still no kids yet, but knock on wood, anyhow),[/B]
um. ok. If someone is going to preach to me about how children should avoid "lions", It helps if they have experience being responsible for children of their own [i]on a full time basis[/i] or at least find the idea of it palatable. Any memories of taking care of myself as a child (or thinkining I did) was no comparison for the experience of being responsible for another human being.
Studies on children and viability/mortality related to parental (and extended family) involvement might surprise you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
Pardon me, but that last "knock on wood" comment, are you saying [i]you don't know[/i]?
I think I'll trust *my* instincts, thank you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
[i]"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." [/i] 1 Corinthians 13:11

Posted on: Wed, 09/07/2005 - 12:33am
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Hi Stuff guy. Glad to see you are still keeping yourself safe. [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/isl_acadian/6079a6ca.gif[/img]
MB, you make me laugh. You cannot now try to tell me that your dh has put away childish things. lol Well, maybe he's put them away til next time. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/07/2005 - 1:11am
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Quote:Originally posted by AnnaMarie:
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MB, you make me laugh. You cannot now try to tell me that your dh has put away childish things. lol Well, maybe he's put them away til next time. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img][/b]
OH, *THOSE* THINGS. They don't look *childish* to me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
But, *the childish things*. They are not put away. He sold them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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