Home from Hospital ...LONG

Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2006 - 4:07pm
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We had our third ANA reaction tonight. We are not sure what DS reacted to..We were over at my parents and I noticed that he was scratching his face (he actually had scratch marks on his little cheeks), and I immediately gave him Benadryl and sat him on my lap.

Well, a few more minutes passed and he said he was fine and went off to play. I stayed close and watched and sure enough he looked up and said "My candy had peanuts in it, my throat is itchy" (which the candy had no warning and it had been a while since he ate it). He then started with the sticking his hand down his throat to try and "scratch it".

It quickly progressed to this noise he makes from his throat like he is trying to get something out, and the heavy breathing. I gave the EPI and called an ambulance (we live an hour from the nearest ER).

He is fine now, thank God, I know it could have ended up worse, but I still feel so crappy. We have a pretty tight comfort zone. He gets no "may contains" or "manufactured in". I mean nothing. I don't know what could have happened to cause it. In the ambulance I sat there looking at him and he was so scared, and the look on his face when I stuck him with the EPI and, I just kept thinking that somehow I let him down. I wasn't diligent enough somehow.

Anyway, I know that I am just emotional right now. I am grateful he is okay, and that I have you guys to understand. If I didn't have this to come to everyday I would probably be crazier than I already am! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2006 - 4:17pm
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I'm so sorry!! {{hugs}} for everyone.
Please don't beat yourself up. You did all of the right things...
I know it is so frustrating when you [i]know[/i] there is nothing that you would do differently because there's nothing you [i]could[/i] do any differently. (aggghhhhh!) It helps somehow if you can look at an anaphylaxis event and critique what went wrong and rationalize that you know how to make sure [i]that[/i] never happens again. But sometimes you can't.
Really-- we have [i]never[/i] figured out what caused DD's second grade 4 anaphylaxis...
No that it stopped us from blaming ourselves.
Pat yourself on the back-- you didn't "wait and see." You did all the right things!! And your son is fine because you did everything RIGHT.
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Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2006 - 10:45pm
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I'm so sorry this happened to you guys!
Perhaps after you recover, you should contact the manufacturer of the candy to let them know.
Poor baby, poor you!
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:26am
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Aw, I'm sorry [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I'm glad he's okay now. How horrible.
I'm with Going Nuts, maybe you should contact the manufacturer in a couple days when life starts to calm down again. Do you remember what kind of candy it was? Perhaps we should all start avoiding it, especially if there's no warning...we as a PA community don't need to be supporting companies that don't label for our safety, you know?
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double post, oops [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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triple post, obviously not having a good posting day.
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Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:49am
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baer5, big hugs. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
You did everything right - nothing wrong. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
When my son had his last anaphylactic reaction it took me 1-1/2 YEARS to figure out what had caused it. Sometimes there are just mystery reactions that unfortunately none of us can figure out.
I'm glad that your wee one is okay, and again, I think you did great. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 8:20am
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Thanks to you all..your support makes such a difference. I don't feel like such a "bad mommy".
Star, the candy he ate was NERDS this was his first time to have it and I was unsure about it, since I usually research stuff here before I buy it. I went against my judgement as it was the end of the day and I had three cranky kids with me.
I am going to call the mfg. tomorrow. However, let's just say that sometimes late at night my mom sneaks some candy at her house that has PB in it. Although after yesterday that will not be an issue again!! Or he will not go over there anymore.
This may be a stupid question that I should know the answer to but Star, what is GOING NUTS?
Again, thanks to you all it always makes me feel so much better after I've been here.

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 8:30am
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goingnuts is what the person who posted just before starlight goes by, i believe.

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Going Nuts is the username of the woman who posted above me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think nerds are usually pretty well labelled, but who knows? Maybe the PB candy your mom had rubbed off on the box? Does she clean down the surfaces she eats on very well?
Unless, could your son have eaten a piece of the PB candy your mom snuck in and was refering to THAT piece of candy having nuts? Could he have found the candy (like maybe a hershey kiss or something) or had someone else at the home give it to him, not realizing it wasn't a non-nut variety?

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When having a reaction 911 is your best bet. Tell them you have a child with an allergic reaction to peanuts and cannot breathe well. Tell them you have the EPI and that he may need more so bring it along. Furthermore tell them to not use sirens as it makes people stressed. Just ask for a silent arrival.

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 10:32am
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Glad to hear everything turned out OK.
Just a thought about the Nerds. I'm fairly sure they are safe - my P/TNA son eats them, but everyone's different, of course. My thought is that it's pretty hard to eat those without getting your fingers in your mouth. You mentioned that your mom has peanutty foods. My guess is there was residue on your son's hands, and it got in his mouth while eating the Nerds.
I can't dismiss what he said about his candy having peanuts in it, though. Any chance grandma may not have taken things as seriously as she should have?
As the others have said, you did everything right, and everything turned out alright. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:18pm
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Okay, about the GOING NUTS question...I am ROFLMBO at myself. Can you tell that I only had 4 hours sleep last night or what.
Here's the deal..After the incident passed I am almost positive that DS got residue on him probably from the mouse on the computer. I was almost positive last night, but I wanted to think about it.
When we left out of there last night in the ambulance after SHE had to make the 911 call while I was comforting DS, I was pretty sure this would become a NON-issue with her.
After church I went over there and discussed it. She is having someone come in tomorrow and clean down the entire house and bleach the common use surfaces, etc. Something she had already arranged before I got there. I went through and packed up anything that I wouldn't have in my own house (which wasn't much) and asked for any other "contraband".
My parents are VERY involved on our lives we live about three miles apart and I work with her out of her home, in which I bring my children to work with me everyday. I think in a way I dropped the ball on this as I just figured she would follow my lead..It just shows you can NEVER be to informative, diligent, or downright bitchy when it comes to this. I mean in our case no matter how "careful" she might have been it takes one miniscule amount and here we are.

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 1:14pm
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I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you tonight. Has your son had any residual or recurring symptoms? I hope not.
You deserve to get a good night's sleep tonight!!
I am glad you have an idea what was behind this... it is very upsetting to never feel like you know.
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Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 10:09pm
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Quote:Originally posted by baer5:
[b]Okay, about the GOING NUTS question...I am ROFLMBO at myself. Can you tell that I only had 4 hours sleep last night or what.
[/b]
Hey, sometimes I wonder what Going Nuts is too! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Glad you're feeling better today, and have more of an idea what caused it. It does seem unlikely to be NERDS; if I remember correctly they are made in a PN-free facility.
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 08/14/2006 - 11:58am
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I am glad to report that all went well yesterday. DS is back to himself. He was a little itchy during the day and had some nausea but was fine by evening.
I am feeling better as well...thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
One more question though...does anyone know why some times a person may end up in the hospital and need more intervention than other times, and why sometimes why one shot of the EpiPen alleviates all symptoms?
Is it the severity of the rxn, how quickly the first dose of epinephrine was given, or what? Does giving Benadryl in the beginning lessen the severity?
Just some questions that I have never thought to ask the allergist. Wondering if any of you have.
Thanks...

Posted on: Mon, 08/14/2006 - 12:19pm
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I think the dose of the allergen, the general condition of the person (are they having other allergy issues as well?), and something I just read recently - the amount of fat consumed along with the allergen can affect the severity of the reaction.
Glad to hear things are looking up today.
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 08/27/2006 - 4:01pm
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Baer5, two thoughts. 1.) Biphasic reaction, and 2.) our allergist (chief allergist at a large children's hospital) said that in an ingestion, the peanut can continue to be absorbed through the gut for several hours after the initial ingestion, causing new symptoms. He insisted that if we ever had an ingestion again, we not only use the Epi, but that we also instruct the responders that he is to receive activated charcoal in the ER. He said it would help absorb anything in the gut and shorten the length of the reaction. HTH!
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Posted on: Mon, 08/28/2006 - 2:33am
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Quote:Originally posted by baer5:
[b]One more question though...does anyone know why some times a person may end up in the hospital and need more intervention than other times, and why sometimes why one shot of the EpiPen alleviates all symptoms?
[/b]
As GoingNuts said, I believe this can be the result of more then just how much is eaten.
I think a person emotional state also plays a part. If I'm an emotional wreck, my reactions are worse. (Maybe that's just me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] )
Also, since it is (or was?) recommended to drink water, maybe the amount of water in your system, or the fact that a person happened to drink water after ingestion, but before reaction, could also play a part in it.
....Just my own thoughts though....

Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2006 - 4:17pm
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I'm so sorry!! {{hugs}} for everyone.
Please don't beat yourself up. You did all of the right things...
I know it is so frustrating when you [i]know[/i] there is nothing that you would do differently because there's nothing you [i]could[/i] do any differently. (aggghhhhh!) It helps somehow if you can look at an anaphylaxis event and critique what went wrong and rationalize that you know how to make sure [i]that[/i] never happens again. But sometimes you can't.
Really-- we have [i]never[/i] figured out what caused DD's second grade 4 anaphylaxis...
No that it stopped us from blaming ourselves.
Pat yourself on the back-- you didn't "wait and see." You did all the right things!! And your son is fine because you did everything RIGHT.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 08/12/2006 - 10:45pm
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I'm so sorry this happened to you guys!
Perhaps after you recover, you should contact the manufacturer of the candy to let them know.
Poor baby, poor you!
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:26am
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Aw, I'm sorry [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I'm glad he's okay now. How horrible.
I'm with Going Nuts, maybe you should contact the manufacturer in a couple days when life starts to calm down again. Do you remember what kind of candy it was? Perhaps we should all start avoiding it, especially if there's no warning...we as a PA community don't need to be supporting companies that don't label for our safety, you know?
[This message has been edited by starlight (edited August 13, 2006).]

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double post, oops [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by starlight (edited August 13, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:33am
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triple post, obviously not having a good posting day.
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Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:49am
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baer5, big hugs. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
You did everything right - nothing wrong. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
When my son had his last anaphylactic reaction it took me 1-1/2 YEARS to figure out what had caused it. Sometimes there are just mystery reactions that unfortunately none of us can figure out.
I'm glad that your wee one is okay, and again, I think you did great. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 8:20am
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Thanks to you all..your support makes such a difference. I don't feel like such a "bad mommy".
Star, the candy he ate was NERDS this was his first time to have it and I was unsure about it, since I usually research stuff here before I buy it. I went against my judgement as it was the end of the day and I had three cranky kids with me.
I am going to call the mfg. tomorrow. However, let's just say that sometimes late at night my mom sneaks some candy at her house that has PB in it. Although after yesterday that will not be an issue again!! Or he will not go over there anymore.
This may be a stupid question that I should know the answer to but Star, what is GOING NUTS?
Again, thanks to you all it always makes me feel so much better after I've been here.

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goingnuts is what the person who posted just before starlight goes by, i believe.

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Going Nuts is the username of the woman who posted above me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think nerds are usually pretty well labelled, but who knows? Maybe the PB candy your mom had rubbed off on the box? Does she clean down the surfaces she eats on very well?
Unless, could your son have eaten a piece of the PB candy your mom snuck in and was refering to THAT piece of candy having nuts? Could he have found the candy (like maybe a hershey kiss or something) or had someone else at the home give it to him, not realizing it wasn't a non-nut variety?

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 9:55am
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When having a reaction 911 is your best bet. Tell them you have a child with an allergic reaction to peanuts and cannot breathe well. Tell them you have the EPI and that he may need more so bring it along. Furthermore tell them to not use sirens as it makes people stressed. Just ask for a silent arrival.

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 10:32am
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Glad to hear everything turned out OK.
Just a thought about the Nerds. I'm fairly sure they are safe - my P/TNA son eats them, but everyone's different, of course. My thought is that it's pretty hard to eat those without getting your fingers in your mouth. You mentioned that your mom has peanutty foods. My guess is there was residue on your son's hands, and it got in his mouth while eating the Nerds.
I can't dismiss what he said about his candy having peanuts in it, though. Any chance grandma may not have taken things as seriously as she should have?
As the others have said, you did everything right, and everything turned out alright. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:18pm
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Okay, about the GOING NUTS question...I am ROFLMBO at myself. Can you tell that I only had 4 hours sleep last night or what.
Here's the deal..After the incident passed I am almost positive that DS got residue on him probably from the mouse on the computer. I was almost positive last night, but I wanted to think about it.
When we left out of there last night in the ambulance after SHE had to make the 911 call while I was comforting DS, I was pretty sure this would become a NON-issue with her.
After church I went over there and discussed it. She is having someone come in tomorrow and clean down the entire house and bleach the common use surfaces, etc. Something she had already arranged before I got there. I went through and packed up anything that I wouldn't have in my own house (which wasn't much) and asked for any other "contraband".
My parents are VERY involved on our lives we live about three miles apart and I work with her out of her home, in which I bring my children to work with me everyday. I think in a way I dropped the ball on this as I just figured she would follow my lead..It just shows you can NEVER be to informative, diligent, or downright bitchy when it comes to this. I mean in our case no matter how "careful" she might have been it takes one miniscule amount and here we are.

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I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you tonight. Has your son had any residual or recurring symptoms? I hope not.
You deserve to get a good night's sleep tonight!!
I am glad you have an idea what was behind this... it is very upsetting to never feel like you know.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Quote:Originally posted by baer5:
[b]Okay, about the GOING NUTS question...I am ROFLMBO at myself. Can you tell that I only had 4 hours sleep last night or what.
[/b]
Hey, sometimes I wonder what Going Nuts is too! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Glad you're feeling better today, and have more of an idea what caused it. It does seem unlikely to be NERDS; if I remember correctly they are made in a PN-free facility.
Amy

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I am glad to report that all went well yesterday. DS is back to himself. He was a little itchy during the day and had some nausea but was fine by evening.
I am feeling better as well...thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
One more question though...does anyone know why some times a person may end up in the hospital and need more intervention than other times, and why sometimes why one shot of the EpiPen alleviates all symptoms?
Is it the severity of the rxn, how quickly the first dose of epinephrine was given, or what? Does giving Benadryl in the beginning lessen the severity?
Just some questions that I have never thought to ask the allergist. Wondering if any of you have.
Thanks...

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I think the dose of the allergen, the general condition of the person (are they having other allergy issues as well?), and something I just read recently - the amount of fat consumed along with the allergen can affect the severity of the reaction.
Glad to hear things are looking up today.
Amy

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Baer5, two thoughts. 1.) Biphasic reaction, and 2.) our allergist (chief allergist at a large children's hospital) said that in an ingestion, the peanut can continue to be absorbed through the gut for several hours after the initial ingestion, causing new symptoms. He insisted that if we ever had an ingestion again, we not only use the Epi, but that we also instruct the responders that he is to receive activated charcoal in the ER. He said it would help absorb anything in the gut and shorten the length of the reaction. HTH!
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Posted on: Mon, 08/28/2006 - 2:33am
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Quote:Originally posted by baer5:
[b]One more question though...does anyone know why some times a person may end up in the hospital and need more intervention than other times, and why sometimes why one shot of the EpiPen alleviates all symptoms?
[/b]
As GoingNuts said, I believe this can be the result of more then just how much is eaten.
I think a person emotional state also plays a part. If I'm an emotional wreck, my reactions are worse. (Maybe that's just me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] )
Also, since it is (or was?) recommended to drink water, maybe the amount of water in your system, or the fact that a person happened to drink water after ingestion, but before reaction, could also play a part in it.
....Just my own thoughts though....

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