I'm new here and glad to be able to converse with others about peanut allergy that my son has. Sometimes when people hear of my son's peanut allergy they look at me like I am crazy. They do not know how serious it is. I would also invite you to read my post on "schools". I'm open to any comments you may have.
On Oct 26, 2004
Hi, Melody. Welcome!
It's nice to know we're all in this boat together, although I so wish none of us had to be!
On Oct 28, 2004
Hello Melody and Amy.
I introduced myself today and wanted to say that I'm in the boat with you and its a scary thing, especially reading your post melody on the incident at school. so many great responses, its sooo true however how people think you are really crazy or overprotective. Just remember always that it is their lack of education of upclose and personal experience. If you dont understand the ferocity of anaphalaxis then you dont really think its a big deal. People dont understand that your childs life can be cut of in minutes if not handled properly.
My son is not in preschool yet and I have delayed for this very reason. The places that i have taken him arent really aware or take it seriously like it needs to be. something tells me to keep him with me as long as possible.
im expecting baby number 2 also in April! I sure hope she or he doesnt develop this allergy. I myself have a severe brazil nut allergy if you can believe that and lived with excema and asthma. Grew up on an inhaler practically which didnt do my lungs or heart any good. I feel guilty for my sons allergy, and so sad and helpless. All I can do is protect him i guess. I think of the bad people out there that could possibly give him peanut somethingor other out of evil doing. There are always those people, God forbid. Well, just glad to be here, and will be checking in !! Thanks for your support really. elizabeth
On Oct 28, 2004
Hi to both of you!
I can understand not letting go. I worked full time until my first child was born and couldn't stand it so my boss let me go to work two days a week instead of five days a week. I always had an at home babysitter until he turned three years old and then he went to a private Christian pre-school only two days a week. And then kindergarten, my worst fear. My three year old does not have any of the allergies. So hopefully you won't have to worry about your second. My three year old does not like peanuts and he tells everyone he doesn't eat peanuts because his brother can't eat them. (that solves a whole lot of problems). I thought that was sweet that even though he has no ideal the impact that does make on his brother. They are very close and I'm thankful he has that attitude!! I hope and pray he keeps it!!!!