First PA reaction in 2 yrs!

Posted on: Wed, 10/20/2004 - 6:00am
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Our 4Yr old PA daughter (diagnosed at age 2) had her 1st PA reaction 2 wks ago. She was with my husband at the bank (which leaves out plates of cookies for customers to enjoy). She ate one and had a full-blown reaction. Luckily, my husband was prepared and had her EpiPen Jr on hand and gave it too her immediately. She was then taken to the ER where she relapsed and had a 2nd Epi, a steroid and nebulizer treatment given. She recovered very quickly. I've spoken with the bank manager about discontinuing the cookie practice at our branch. I think we had become complacent since she'd been fine for 2 yrs. I now have 6 new EpiPen's on hand and I am revisiting all our old practices we'd become a little lazy about. I needed to vent and reconnect with the PA.com group for support. I'd forgotten how valuable the group can be.

Posted on: Wed, 10/20/2004 - 6:49am
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First of all, big {{{hugs}}} to you! I am so sorry this happened to your dd. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
What a scare for all of you. I'll be curious to know what the bank's response is.
Take care, Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 10/20/2004 - 2:30pm
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I am so sorry about your dd's reaction! I know what you mean about becoming lax about looking out for things. We haven't had a reaction since ds was first diagnosed, and I have found myself doing the same thing before. Coming to this website really keeps me on my toes about it. I'm so glad this support group is available!
I hope your daughter is feeling better! Wishing you well on the regrouping and coping!

Posted on: Sun, 10/24/2004 - 4:54am
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Our PA dd is doing great since her reaction. The bank has discontinued it's cookie practice and offered to pay our ER bills. We are going to be collecting donations for FAAN this Halloween in order to help further their work in keeping our kids safe. Now if I can just survive our first Trick-or-Treating outing, we'll be fine. THanks for all your support.

Posted on: Mon, 10/25/2004 - 5:49am
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What were the symtoms of her reaction? Also, did she ever have a reaction before this? Just curious because my daughter had hives at 12 months and nothing since then. It's scary how symptoms can progress to breathing difficulties!
I'm so glad to hear everything turned out well and it sounds like you took all the right steps to reverse the reaction!

Posted on: Mon, 10/25/2004 - 12:21pm
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Quote:Originally posted by dgood:
[b]What were the symtoms of her reaction? Also, did she ever have a reaction before this? Just curious because my daughter had hives at 12 months and nothing since then. It's scary how symptoms can progress to breathing difficulties!
I'm so glad to hear everything turned out well and it sounds like you took all the right steps to reverse the reaction![/b]
HER FIRST REACTION WAS AT 2YRS. I GAVE HER A BITE OF PB TO SEE IF SHE LIKED IT. SHE DID, BUT WITHIN 5 MIN., SHE HAD FACIAL HIVES ON THROAT, NEAR MOUTH, CHEEKS. SHE STARTED SALIVATING, COMPLAINING HER TONGUE WAS ITCHY. I IMMEDIATELY CALLED 911. AFTER THAT, SHE WAS TESTED FOR ALL FOOD ALLERGIES AT THE ALLERGIST AND THANKFULLY, SHE ONLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR PA.
THIS TIME, 2YRS LATER, SHE GRASPED HER THROAT AND TOLD DADDY THAT SHE COULD NOT BREATH. IT TOOK ONLY A COUPLE OF MINUTES FOR HER TO REACT TO THE HALF COOKIE SHE ATE. IMMEDIATELY FRED GAVE HER THE EPI AND SHE BEGAN TO BREATH MORE EASILY AGAIN.
I'M TOLD EACH REACTION IS MORE SEVERE AND THAT ONCE YOU'VE GIVEN THE EPI, THEY ARE DEPENDENT ON IT FOR EACH REACTION. EACH CHILD IS DIFFERENT. I PRAY THE DRUG COMPANIES GET THE VACCINE/ALLERGY SHOT OUT BEFORE HER NEXT EPISODE.
THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT!

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