Hi everyone. It\'s been a long time...........

Posted on: Thu, 12/07/2000 - 3:36pm
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

I haven't dropped by in soooo long. I hope
you all are doing well. I have been so
busy with homeschooling that I just don't
have much time to check in. Just a quick
update: in October my PA 5 year old son had
his yearly allergist appointment. They did
another skin prick test on his back. Poor
boy.....he cried so hard. We knew he was
also allergic to eggs but I had so hoped he
wasn't anymore. He still is. They tested
for both yolk and white......he's very
allergic to both.....anaphylactic in fact.
He never had been tested for tree nuts so
they tested him for a bunch. He is allergic
to almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, coconut,
filbert/hazelnut, and pistachios. They
pricked again for peanut and it's still a
huge welt. He is still alergic to dairy
(but he can eat it fine cooked in things
or in the form of cheese). So......that's
the news. It was discouraging to me. It
really is something I rarely think about
though. It is just so normal to us. But,
once in awhile it hits me and I feel very
sad for my son. Tonight a commercial came
on for some snack. They said "peanuts" and
he just shook his head and said with a
sigh, "peanuts". Like......*another* thing
I can't eat. Tonight I got an e-mail from
Safety Alerts and they had a link to an
article about a possible cure for peanut
allergy sufferers (it's about that shot).
I thought of you all and thought I'd post
the website. It's just a short article. [url="http://www.healthscout.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Af?ap=55&id=106223"]http://www.healthscout.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Af?ap=55&id=106223[/url]

I'll try to drop by here more often when I
can find a spare minute. Stay safe everyone!


[This message has been edited by ihatepeanuts (edited December 08, 2000).]

Posted on: Thu, 12/07/2000 - 3:47pm
ihatepeanuts's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

I just reread that above article and they
had another link all about peanut allergy.
It is very informative and may be a good
website to share with relatives or others
whom you are trying to educate about PA.

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2000 - 1:22am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

ihatepeanuts, it was good to hear you back in here again. I'm sorry that your son's allergy testing didn't work out the way you had hoped, but at least you're able to deal with it well.
Thanks also for the [url="http://www.oma.org"]www.oma.org[/url] link. I have used it quite often in the past when trying to educate people, particularly teachers and the school. I don't find their information as "parent friendly" as other information, but I do find it great regardless. And, until I learned of other articles to provide I used it to help anyone understand the severity of PA. It is a wonderful link with great information.
I'm glad you popped in to update us. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2000 - 10:02am
Jodi's picture
Joined: 10/28/2000 - 09:00

Thanks for the info on the news on the research being done on the shot therapy. I just heard about it on our local news (a very small segment about it) and was just going to search the web to see what I could find out and low and behold there was your posting on it. It gives me hope to know that maybe someday my son's peanut allergy won't be such a scarry thing!

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2000 - 1:54pm
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Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

We have been in contact with the company doing the promotions about the human trials for a while. There is even a link from this company on the PeanutAllergy.Com home page.
Below is a link to the PeanutAllergy.Com home page in case you have not checked out that site yet with the information about the study.
When you are on the PeanutAllergy.Com home page click on the banner near the top of the page which says "Centers for Peanut Allergy Awareness", if you don't click on it then it will change to "New resources for people with peanut allergy".
Here is a link to the PeanutAllergy.Com
home page [url="http://www.peanutallergy.com"]http://www.peanutallergy.com[/url] where you can find and can click on this banner.
Stay Safe,

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