Posted on: Fri, 06/02/2000 - 10:09am
jes3311's picture
Joined: 06/02/2000 - 09:00

hello everyone! i first want to say how great this site is...i just found it the other day and i just keep coming back for more great information! i can't tell you all what a relief it is to know that there really are other people out there with the allergy! (not that I would want anyone to have it, but. . .it's nice to know i'm not alone in it!)

just a little bit about me--i'm 23 and have known about my peanut allergy since i was 5. my first reaction was with the pine cone-peanut butter bird feeders kids make in elementary school --not a fun experience! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] fortunate for me that my parents didn't keep nuts or peanut butter around the house before that! i had my first severe reaction (epi-pen and in the hospital) when I was 19. (side-note: i ate an egg-roll at a chinese restaurant--they used peanut butter to enhance the flavoring!so watch out!) after that experience, i found that not a lot people are informed about this allergy--it's really frustrating when people say things like "well, just don't eat them!" do people say that you guys, too? anyway, just a big hello and thanks to all of you for all of input!

Posted on: Tue, 06/13/2000 - 12:00pm
Kristy's picture
Joined: 04/07/2000 - 09:00

Hi Jess3311
Welcome , it is a great site isn't. I found it a couple of months ago and can't help but to "check in" very 2 days!
You asked if people's replies were ever" well just don't eat them".
We went to a dinner at a friend of the families house, on top of the jello was a nut, the hostest removed it in my presence and said "okay it's safe now". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
To bad some people jusy don't get it!
Take care Kristy

Posted on: Tue, 08/13/2002 - 7:30am
Love my C's picture
Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

Hi & sorry to hear about your son's PA.
This link looks like it may answer some of your questions. You'll want to scroll down to find what you are looking for. To be safe, I believe you would want to read the ingredients, and not only look for an allergy warning. I've seen peanut oil listed in the ingredients of a product that had no allergy warning in bold print.
I hope this helps to answer some questions for you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/23/2002 - 4:54am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

I am not aware of a TNA site however if there is one you'll find out since a lot of kids here are PA & TNA.
So welcome and stay!
Everyone here is avoiding all nuts anyway even if there not tree-nut allergic [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/23/2002 - 10:40am
LJG's picture
Joined: 05/23/2002 - 09:00

Thank you! We have been told by our allergist to avoid whole peanuts as well due to concerns about tree nut cross-contamination during manufacturing, but he says Kylie can eat peanut butter, as long as it is made in a peanut only factory. I have a lot of admiration for all you PA Moms out there...I can only imagine how I'd be feeling if cashews and pistachios were as prevalent. Thanks again for welcoming me into the group. I'll enjoy having some email friends to talk with.

Posted on: Tue, 03/05/2002 - 1:13pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I'm still new at this too. I just received my copy of his book from FAAN. Please let us know what you find out after your appt.

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 8:15am
arachide's picture
Joined: 08/16/2000 - 09:00

Bienvenue Marie-France,
Glad you found us. Il y'a pas mal de canadiens ici!!!!
My now 6 yr old son's first reaction was to a peanut butter cookie too. In his case he vomited.
Search and post. It's the best way to get info.

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 11:55am
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

Hello and welcome!
I also live in Ottawa, as do katiee and mattchrismom. I am out in Nepean, near Greenbank and HuntClub.
My son is allergic to eggs and tree nuts and is also sick and in the Catholic School Board. My PA daughter is nine and also in the OCCSDB.
Feel free to contact me through the boards or through my email (it is in my profile).
take care

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 1:36am
gizmo's picture
Joined: 11/05/2003 - 09:00

Dear MF,
I too am new to this site. I posted for the first time yesterday - "new - can't believe the studpity of the school" - please read this.
I firmly believe that no one understands these allergies cause they can't see them. You can see a child in a wheelchair. Unles they see them go into shock they have no idea.
We have been working with our school for 3 long hard years now and it is a constant battle.
I have made a lot of mistakes in the past but also learned from them.
I too became involved with the school as a noon hour supervisor and this helps somewhat.
At first we were never that worried - we were very stupid ourselves - we placed a lot of trust in other people. Don't ever do that.
Look at all the schools in your area - I am working on getting into the private school here. Their dilegence is unbelieveable!!!! One of the moms from our school switched over and is very happy. Being a private school they can say this is our policy and if you don't like it don't come here. They have zero tolerance for anyone bringing unsafe food to the school. It is very expensive but I am looking at all options to get my 2 children in the school. No school can gaurantee 100% safety, but their attitude towards the whole issue is what is important. Please read my posting - the little girl that brought in the unsafe snack - her parents & grandparent were never contacted to rectify this situation!!!! Instead he will put a news letter out in 10 days reminding people to not bring unsafe foods to school. They did not understand why I wanted these people contacted?????? Be very careful of anything you say or do at the school cause it can come back to haunt you. I am labelled any mistakes I or my children make are brought up. Make sure everyone in that school is trained in epi-pen procedure - everyone.
Vacations: we do tons of camping and always have, we share the whole work load, remember it is a small area to clean for the safety of your child.
We went to Hawaii - how? Well we got a condo, bought groceries and cooked 90% of our meals.
We carry wipes with us at all times and are constantly making her aware of situations. Of touching things that perhaps she shouldn't touch. Contamination is everywhere but I personally feel you can't keep them in a bubble. This has gotten me in a lot of trouble when I vocalize this so be careful also. I have met another mother here that is just as passionate and worried as you are - they go camping, he goes to tae kondo (spelling???), beavers, field trips. how does she do this - either her or her husband always goes along. We have to try to give them as normal of a life as we can. This all starts with us educating our children, they constantly have to be aware. This is hard to do and my little one scares me sometimes but we learn from every moment.
Sleep overs - we do them - how? - only certain homes. And these parents are very dilegent. they are all trained in the epi-pen procedure and usually my older daughter goes a long. I also try to have it at my house. So far she has only been to one house. You will find a comfort zone with certain parents and you will go from there.
Play dates - she hardly ever gets invited over to other peoples houses. They are always at mine - fine - make it special - these are few so we make sure we do fun things - also then the kids want to come to your house.
I hope this helps some, please contact me if you need to vent.
Gizmo (Dorothy)

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 4:24am
Marb's picture
Joined: 11/05/2003 - 09:00

Thanks everyone for your replies.
I know it's a clich

Posted on: Thu, 11/06/2003 - 6:21am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Marie-France, Kellogg's Canada and Quaker (in Canada) both label for *may contain* on their packaging.
I know Kellogg's has a bar, but I'm not sure if it's granola. Have you checked the Quaker ones? If neither of them have what you're looking for do a search of the Manufacturer's Forum.
And, when you have a minute, (if you want to share [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) you could post your recipe for granola bars unders Snacks and Recipes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Welcome to the boards.


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