Hello newbie here

Posted on: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 11:41am
cristym's picture
Joined: 11/19/2007 - 17:26


My son is 8 and today was diagnosed with a peanut & walnut allergy. Luckily, he has never had a reaction.

I also have 2 1/2 yo twin girls 1 who has had a reaction and was diagnosed as allergic to peanuts in early Oct.

We removed all peanuts and nuts from the house last month, and I felt somewhat comfortable knowing that I could supervise everything the girls eat. Think about what my son may eat at school makes me uncomfortable. My son has told me that his class room is nut free, so that is good. I know that other parents do not understand what that means. I know I did not 1 1/2 months ago.

I am not looking frwd to Thanksgiving and worrying about what is around for the kids to get at. My son knows to ask before he eats anything. The girls are to young to understand, so we will have to follow them around all day.

I am uselly pretty cheerful, sorry it does not come across that way here.

Posted on: Mon, 11/19/2007 - 12:11pm
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

Hi cristym, welcome to the board. It sounds like you are already off to a good start. Good for you for adjusting so quickly.

Posted on: Tue, 11/20/2007 - 4:17am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

WELCOME!!! I know what you mean about chasing little ones around. I'm trying to get used to doing that with my almost 11-month old! It seems so much more difficult making sure there are no nuts around during the holiday season.

Posted on: Tue, 11/20/2007 - 4:56am
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

Hello and welcome,
It is hard. School is challenging. A nut free class is a good start however things still happen. My son's school is supposed to be nut free however we have still had several near misses.
Thanksgiving is also a challenge. People who don't live with this don't understand that my son can't have items from a bakery due to cross contamination issues and they don't understand cross contamination in general.
I typically would be in charge of everything he would be eating however this year we are allowing my MIL to bring some side dishes - and it is making me very nervous even though she tries to be very careful.

Posted on: Thu, 11/22/2007 - 12:30am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

I have a question.... you said your son is 8 and just diagnosed? but he has never had a reaction? Did he recently have one? or just tested positive for PA?
The bakery goods are always a challange. I am luckly thta I have a peanut free bakery near me!!! 2 actually. So that is where I get cakes and such.
Good luck

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2008 - 1:42pm
cristym's picture
Joined: 11/19/2007 - 17:26

Sorry for the really late reply to this question.
We switched from the peds office to an allergist when my 1 of my DDs had an allergic reaction to peanuts/treenuts. The allergist did the skin test which was positive and then the blood test too. So he test possitive, but luckily has never had a reaction, like my 1 DD did.
We do not have any local nut free bakerys so we bake our own baked goods.

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