Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2006 - 10:23pm
smudgesgarden's picture
Joined: 02/26/2006 - 09:00

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!

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Displaying 1 - 20 of 20
Latest Post by eloisapolen761725 Fri, 09/20/2019 - 8:44am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by blprestangen Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:06pm
Comments: 12
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by Kathryn Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:02pm
Comments: 7
Latest Post by TheDaddy Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:01pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:55pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by mom1995 Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by mom1995 Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 35
Latest Post by Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 2

More Articles

Do you think you may have a food intolerance? Many people make it to adulthood without realizing they have a food intolerance because they have...

With only a casual understanding of Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) some people assume that simply feeding children a bit of their problem food, in order...

Babies usually show the same peanut allergy symptoms as older children as adults. It is estimated that up...

If you have a mold allergy, you’ve likely been advised to remove all sources of mold from in and around your house. But it doesn’t stop there....

You may be surprised to find that peanut butter is used to make many products. Someone who has a peanut...

More Articles

More Articles

What if, while attending a summertime family picnic, a food-allergic child shows signs of anaphylaxis. In a panicked instant, adults realize the...

Are the signs of nut allergies different than those of peanut allergies? Many people who have an allergic reaction after eating a peanut butter...

There is much buzz in the news about the potential health benefits of fecal transplants, and some of that benefit may extend to people with food...

If you or your child has a food allergy, a doctor or allergist might have talked to you about “co-factors.” Allergy co-factors are substances,...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Oyster sauce is used for a variety of recipes, including as an earthy dressing for noodles, vegetables, and stir-fries, or as a base for other...

The high incidence of food allergy in children, and the reason many kids eventually...

Parents of children with food allergies often share tips about safe foods, allergy-friendly restaurants, and other experiences and challenges of...

Because food allergies are so common among children today, a great idea for sharing information with other classmates is to incorporate the topic...

When a child is diagnosed with peanut allergy, the implications ripple past the parents to rattle the rest of us - older siblings, grandparents,...

Your best defense against anaphylactic shock is to know what you’re up against. Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction....

Inhalers Sometimes Contain Soy

Many people use inhalers to take the drug albuterol to help their asthma or allergies, and those with COPD...

Some people with shellfish allergy have concerns about consuming sea salt that might be contaminated with traces of shellfish. Though there are...

Nearly 25 percent of children with a peanut allergy will outgrow it. However, there is a small risk...