Glad to find this place!!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 4:16am
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Hello, I am so happy to come across this message board!! I am a mother of 4 children. 8yr old, 6yr old and 3.5 yr old twins. My 6yr old (well, he will be 6 in a few days) has a severe allergy to peanuts. I discovered this while feeding him his first PB&J at 2 years old. He is asthmatic and he has pretty bad seasonal allergies. He has also some learn dissabilities that are getting so much better and obviously not related to the allergy!! He is in Kindergarten and we live in a suburb. I am running into some problems with his school so I researched online and found myself here. I look forward to learning a ton from all of you. This is a very scary world for people with this problem. And the older he gets, the more sensitive his allergy is. I can no longer take him to the grocery store as the peanuts sold there make him react just from breathing. It really stinks!!!

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Boomer

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 4:43am
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Hi Boomer,
Welcome. You definitely found the right place. Make sure you search through all of the boards to get lots of information. My DD is 6 and PA and is making her way through kindergarten safely due to the many great threads in the schools topic.
If you choose to stay...you will feel like you know some of these people. It is really a great site to learn about everything from signs and symptoms of reactions, to safe food and restaurants, and help with things like school.
Good Luck to you!

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 3:55am
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Hi and welcome! There is an abundance of information for dealing with schools in that thread!
Yes, sending your allergic child off for others to care for can be anxiety producing.
Hope you find what you're looking for here!

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 4:22am
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Hi Boomer. My son is 22 and has had PA forever so you see it can be done. You'll find a few threads here if you search where people (me too) have gotten their local grocery stores to stop selling peanuts in open bins. It just took one conversation and one letter for me. Later I thanked them openly in the local papers.
Good luck
Peggy

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 10:28am
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Welcome Boomer
I a mom of 3 kids, 9 yr old boy with PA/ TNA and a 6yr old boy and 4 yr old girl. No known food allergies although we are avoiding peanuts and tree nuts for them as well.
There is alot of great info here on schools.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 3:27am
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Welcome Boomer!!
It can be a really tough road, especially when dealing with schools. But there is so much support here and many great people who have been and are willing to help you with any questions you may have along the way. Glad you're here!

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