Close call today!!!

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2001 - 12:30pm
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Just to let ya'll know, I do have a point to this! Ok today was my 4yr olds pre-school field day. So we all meet in his class room before leaving. My 2yr old PA child was with us. He was playing having fun w/ the big kids, I was watching him. He walked behide the teacher's desk, so I was tailing him. I looked up for a min. and as I did he pulled out a can of peanuts [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] and had them 1/2 way opened. My hands were on the epi-pen and at the sametime I grabed the can.{I thought I need the epi.} So, he was fine no reaction from it all day long. Ok here is the point. Have you ever had a close call like that, make you second guess if they are PA? I know ever reaction is not the same, and I'm not going to start acting any differnt than I do now. It just makes me think about it. They told me his allergy was very bad, that he would react to smell and touch as well.
Sorry this is long I'm just so lost with this all. I cry everytime I come here and read a post. I'm just sooo scaried for him I won't let him out of my hands. And today just show what will happen if I do. And for school, I want him to so he will be around kids and have fun do all the things kid SHOULD GET TO DO! but I don't see it happening for him! Sorry for turning all of this in to ??'s and a vent fest! I'm just don't know what to do anymore!
Thanks
Val

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2001 - 10:58pm
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I'm not sure how the doctor could tell you that he will react to smell and touch. I don't think any allergy tests can tell you that and reactions can differ from one time to the next. The fact that your son didn't react could mean that he is not smell/touch sensitive, or it could just mean that he wasn't that time.
As for school, he's only 2. There's no hurry. If you want him to do fun things with other kids, find a playgroup or just get together with friends. My daughter is 3 and will not be attending preschool until she is 4. She plays great with her brother and with his friends. She's not so great playing with the younger kids (her age or younger). She prefers to play on her own than deal with a little one, but I'm not overly concerned. She'll start playing with kids her age soon.

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2001 - 11:23pm
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It's funny you should bring that up. My husband and I were just discussing that. Not too long ago, my husband and my son were at a picnic. Someone told my husband that the cookies were snickerdoodle cookies, but they were actually peanut butter cookies. My son had a bite in his mouth when my husband realized what they were. He immediately stuck his finger into my son's mouth and took out as much of the cookie as he could. We immediately gave my son Benadryl, and there was no visible reaction.
My husband thinks that my son was misdiagnosed and is actually allergic to something else or has outgrown his allergy. I told him that since we immediately gave Benadryl and didn't wait for a visible reaction we'll never know if he had one internally that the Benadryl stopped or if he truly didn't react. We agreed not to find out by actually exposing him to peanut products. I think that it was just wishful thinking on my husband's part - just his desire for this to be over.

Posted on: Wed, 06/06/2001 - 11:32pm
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There was one occasion when we wondered why there was no reaction. It happened at a previous daycare 2 yrs ago when she was 3. She was eating plain mini rice cakes. Had eaten two and was holding a third when she put it down and rubbed her eye with the hand that had been holding it...the reaction was immediate...her eye swelled right out of the socket..she was given benedryl and taken to the hospital where they treated her with steroids. But we never understood why she didn't react to ingestion. We had her retested with the skin prick test (will never do the SP test again!!) and the reaction was was more severe than her previous test and just as quick.
IF anything it made us more cautious...we don't know how or when she will react and just because she hasn't reacted to a particular food doesn't mean she won't next time....keeps us guessing!!

Posted on: Thu, 06/07/2001 - 2:44am
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The reason they said he would react to touch and smell was, they had talked me into a open challege and thats was his 1st reaction to peanuts. I hope that may clear that up some [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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