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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 11:35pm
polgaberry's picture
Joined: 03/26/2007 - 09:00


I am so thankful to have discovered this forum!

We discovered that my two-year-old ds has PA/TNA the hard way also, with a trip to the hospital in the ambulance. He loves emergency vehicles now whereas before they used to frighten him. Always looking for the bright side with these allergies . . .

I have a six-year-old son and an eight-year old daughter (both food-allergy free) who have been terrific, no complaints about having to totally change their eating habits.

This forum is such a great resource. Again, I'm so pleased to have found it.

Posted on: Sun, 11/25/2007 - 6:46am
SkyMom's picture
Joined: 10/27/2001 - 09:00

Hi, welcome to the board. My kids info. is in my signature.

Posted on: Mon, 11/26/2007 - 12:02am
MommyOfTwo's picture
Joined: 11/08/2007 - 09:44

WELCOME!! I'm sorry you didn't get the results you wanted from your DS's latest test. I can imagine the disappointment. My DS that has a PA is less than a year old and I'm sure as he gets tested every year I will be hoping to see a decrease and can imagine I would be a bit disappointed if they didn't.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 1:41am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

Welcome. I hope you'll find this website helpful--I have. My son also had a terrifying first reaction to eating peanuts and we went via ambulance to the hospital. He is 11 now and has never had another bad reaction like that one, thank goodness. Hopefully, that will be your son's first and last severe reaction, too.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 1:47am
doofusclo's picture
Joined: 12/03/2006 - 09:00

Glad to meet you and I think you will find some really useful information and some wonderfully supportive people here.
Cindy (mother of Gillian who has MFA)

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 2:23am
PennMom's picture
Joined: 08/01/2006 - 09:00

Welcome also, I especially find useful the posts on foods to try and avoid. And now am reading about schools as kindergarten for my daughter (PA/TNA) isn't too far off. Hope you find lots of useful information here- I definitely have!
[This message has been edited by PennMom (edited March 27, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 10:41am
Mrsdocrse's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

welcome.. glad you posted.. I am new to the boards here but have been dealing with a peanut allergy for about 4 years. we had one epidode that was kind of scary for me with hives all over and throwing up but I gave Benedryl and and watched it do not progress (thank god) there is so much great info here!

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 11:14pm
polgaberry's picture
Joined: 03/26/2007 - 09:00

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Although most family and friends have been very supportive over the last few months since my ds was diagnosed with PA/TNA, some of them still don't "get it" and we've had some close calls re: exposures. I have already found some great advice on this forum in the few days since I discovered it. I definitely don't feel as alone now!
-- Kate

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