Children save school bus driver

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In today's Toronto Star:

School bus driver praises kids who saved her Quick response to allergic reaction Students to get crossing guard award

ROBERTA AVERY SPECIAL TO THE STAR

ORILLIA

On Jul 23, 2004

I'm glad this article made it out there. Hopefully it will alert more people to the dangers of pa people just being around others eating pb.

It sounds like this woman had only just developed pa and didn't even know it. How scary that her first reaction was so severe!

The description of using the epipen didn't sound quite right to me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] But at least this article actually mentioned an epipen being a life saving medication!

Now - what will be done about kids munching pb toast getting on school buses?! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]

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

On Jul 23, 2004

I am literally crying right now. This story had a happy ending. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 23, 2004

What a powerful story! It moved me too. I am so glad it had a happy ending and that those wonderful kids were there to help.

Terri

On Jul 23, 2004

What a great story!

On Jul 26, 2004

It is a great story, happy ending and all.

I do have this question though. The woman who needed the Epi-pen (and thank heaven she did have it with her, first thing in the morning on a school bus route [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ). She says:-

"I grabbed his arm and told him he had to do it really hard, he had to bruise me for it to work," said Ward.

Is this true? That you have to bruise the person to make it work or do you think that the woman was just trying to emphasize to the young man that he really had to jab her HARD?

I'm thinking emphasize and it just looks funny on the screen.

Yes, it will be interesting to see if anything is done about children eating on school buses (even last bits of breakfast) in that particular school district in Ontario (I'm not sure but I do believe it is the same school district that Jesse was first in - Simcoe County - I'd have to check) OR if this woman will have a job come Fall (with PA not being the reason given that she doesn't have one).

(Why am I so pessimistic to-day? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] )

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

On Jul 27, 2004

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Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream: [b]It is a great story, happy ending and all.

I do have this question though. The woman who needed the Epi-pen (and thank heaven she did have it with her, first thing in the morning on a school bus route [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ). She says:-

"I grabbed his arm and told him he had to do it really hard, he had to bruise me for it to work," said Ward.

Is this true? That you have to bruise the person to make it work or do you think that the woman was just trying to emphasize to the young man that he really had to jab her HARD?

I'm thinking emphasize and it just looks funny on the screen.

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I think since it was being injected through jeans, he had to jab her pretty hard...she was probably just emphasizing the importance so that it would go through the jeans and he wouldn't be timid. I don't think you have to jab so hard that it bruises for it to work, but it's an easy way to make a kid understand.

kristen

On Jul 28, 2004

Not only is this a story with a happy ending but it confirms that the jury is still out on whether or not anaphylaxis can occur due to inhalation of peanut butter fumes.

Any medical practioner who would make a statement that this is not possible given the growing number of accounts of inhalation reactions, (as serious as this or milder), is in my opinion irresponsible and negligent.

Where children's lives are possibly on the line there is no room for arrogant mistakes or ignorance.

On Jul 28, 2004

Well as most of you are aware Chris had a reaction similar to this a year ago on the bus. He was smelling PB on a bagel in front of him. He was carried off the bus by a couple of friends whom did not know exactly what was goin on because they weren't aware of the smell reaction. The worst part was that my DD was also on the bus and was going to be dropped at her school after the high school drop. She was scarred to death not knowing her brother was having PB reaction but just seeing comotion with him. They made her go all day wondering because she wasn't ever able to call me do to me at the hospital with brother chris. It was a terrible day to think back upon.

I believe Alternativetomainstream aske if bruising is necessary. I think that it was a case of her just wanting him to be quick and accurate. She probably didn't want him to think about weather or not he would hurt her and do it to delicatly and not go into her.

We used our Epi the other day on a potato so that Chris could just freshen his skills on the expired one. It didn't take a hard push but I explained to the kids while watching that hurting Chris at that point was nothing compared to what he would actually be going through during an attack. I explained that the bruise would go away, and to think of all the times they wrestle and no one cares about a bruise. I am so proud of those two students that administered the epi. I bet we will be seeing them on some talk show some day. Well I won't because our tv isn't on during the summer unless it has rained and we need to chill. take care claire

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