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Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2006 - 10:23pm
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hello to all, i just found this web site and i could not be happier!! let me tell you a little about my self and my son who has the pa. first is should start out by saying i am the worst speller in the world, so please dont laugh at my spelling!@!!!!!
my son john was diagnosed with a severe pa this past july, when i gave him and his older sister a pbj sandwich for a morning snack a few miniutes later his eyes and face were swolen and covered with hives! I could not beleive what i was seeing, i gave him benadryl and called his allergy doctor and got him tested. i dont know about the diffrent levels the other people on this site talk about but we have to carry around an eppi pen and benadryl with us at all times.
this allergey has thrown me for a loop. johnny has other allergys but nothing this severe. so we carefully read all lables and avoid every place we can think of that he may come in contact with the dreded peanut!
but just this week a good friend of mine tried to feed him a snack that she made and i said to her does that contain peanuts ( out of habbit ya know) and she said yes it does, a snached him away and asked her to please put the snack away, explaining to her (again) that john is very allergic and he cant be around the nut. and about an hour later she offered him another snack (cashew chews from india) and i once again said does that contain peanuts and she said , oh proably ... UUUUUGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

and just this past sunday we were a another friends sons party and the bakery box for the cupcakes said (of coarse) may contain peanuts,,, we couldn't let him have the cake and he threw a fit ( he is 2 1/2) and every one was looking at us like "why are you parents being such jerks to your son, let the kid have some cake for god's sake." i felt like crying right along with my son.
we left shortly after. i put him down for a nap and went on line and found this message center.
i dont feel so alone any more.
well thats it.
thanks for taking the time to read this and i hope you didnt laugh to hard at my spelling!
erin

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