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Posted on: Sun, 06/03/2007 - 5:35am
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Hi and welcome
Glad you decided to post...
So much info here sometimes.. you can go into brain/peanut over load. but lots of great Ideas.
I haven't been a member long but DS was diagnosed at 2 and is 6 1/2 now
Therese

Posted on: Sun, 06/03/2007 - 5:40am
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Welcome, Erin!
Cathy
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Mom to 8 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 3:07pm
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Hi Kate,
Glad to formally meet you. Welcome to the boards and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Take care,
Stacie
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Stacie - Mother to:
11 yr. PA
8 yr. TNA
3 yr. PA&TNA

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 1:59am
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KateDe:
i think many of us handled PA much the same as you mentioned. in the beginning (even after witnessing two anaphylactic reactions), i still gave my first PA child (i have two) "may contains" like plain m&m's and bakery items that could have easily been cross contaminated with peanut.
for me, i think it was a combination of two things. 1) i was just completely unaware and did not realize that microscopic amounts of peanut could cause serious problems (even after our second big reaction occured as a result of BREATHING near a chinese restaurant in a mall food court OR possibly touching a contaminated surface on a high chair in the food court...we never really found out.) and
2) we did not have good medical care in the beginning. we were just told "avoid peanuts." until we found a really good pediatric allergist who totally "got" the concept of anaphylaxis and all the related problems of serious food allergies, i too was very nonchalant about the whole thing. not because i didn't care. just because i honestly didn't know any better.
as with everything, you live and you learn. i have gone through so many stages with PA. from nonchalant, to overly scared to death (which looks a lot like neurotic to others. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] haha), to finding a good balance for the entire family which involves much diligence but also letting the girls "live" as much as possible. i'm sure the majority of people we know would consider me overprotective and too careful about the whole thing but for me and my children, we've found a balance that works for us. we enjoy life - even if it's not the same one other people get to have. we make up for it in other ways.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 2:13am
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Welcome!
Kara
[This message has been edited by KaraLH (edited February 04, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 1:01am
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Welcome!
I've never taken my son to Mt. Sinai as I felt his allergies were being handled well by our local allergist. All I can tell you is that I've briefly met Dr. Sicherer on two or three occasions, and he is absolutely lovely! Very easy to talk to, good communicator, and clearly relates well to children.
I hope your appointment is productive.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 1:35am
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Hello Anne Marie Mc. Welcome to PA.com! To answer your question about Dr. Sampson - I think most or all of us regard him as the authority on PA.
Good luck!
Adele

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 5:04am
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Welcome! No info on those docs other than Dr. Sampson is quoted alot and brought up alot as highly regarded. Just wanted to say welcome. becca

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:54am
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Just wanted to add that while Hugh Sampson is considered the "godfather" of FA (food allergy) research, there is an elite group of research physicians who work in collaboration with him. Scott Sicherer is one of them. Some of the others include Wes Burks, Gideon Lack, and there are two that I can't recall... one in Denver and one at the U of Alabama (or was Burks [i]at[/i] 'Bama??? oh well). They all publish in top-notch journals and most have a reputation of being excellent with patients as well.
Don't rely on your memory-- go with a three tiered list of questions you want to ask. Maybe two or three "must-haves" in case you have little time, and then others that you [i]might[/i] be able to research the answers to yourself. Try to read as much as you can here and at two other websites-- the Food Allergy Initiative website and FAAN. That way you'll know what some of the "big questions" really are for individual PA kids.
Good Luck! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 3:24am
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Not much help with the doctor questions, but just sending you a big WELCOME!!! Glad you're here! THere is so much to learn and a lot of great support from many great people who have 'been there and done that'.
Welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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