I am glad to have found this site. My son, Jake, had an anaphylaxic reaction after eating a peanut butter sandwich 2 weeks ago. Since then, we have had the RAST test done and it came back positive for peanuts. We are scheduled to see an allergist tomorrow. I have been overwhelmed and having extremely bad anxiety because I feel like there is so much I don't know - things I need to know to keep Jake from ever having another anaphylaxic reaction, or death. I am not one of those who doesn't realize how deathly this allergy is/can be because I saw firsthand how quickly it could go there. I will write about what happened under the stories topic... I need to vent! Well, I am glad to have found this community and hope that you all can help me learn everything!
------------------ Sarah, mother of 2 boys, Brady - no known allergies and Jake - Peanut Allergy
On May 29, 2007
Welcome Sarahbeth! I'm so sorry your son Jake has this awful allergy, but you've come to the right place. It can be a little overwhelming to read "everything," so give yourself permission to take it in in small doses.
Having said that, I'll look for your story!
Nate, 6 - Peanut allergy (anaphylactic), Celiac disease, really awesome & gifted kiddo Joe, 3 - Celiac disease, casein intolerance, cute as a button Drew, 11 months - Rice allergy, seemingly intolerant to ALL grains (eczema and GI reactions), possibly Celiac, a/k/a "Drewbaca"
[This message has been edited by April in KC (edited May 30, 2007).]
On May 30, 2007
Glad you found this site. Overwhelmed is an understatement. We understand how you feel. The more you, your son, and the rest of your family learn, the more manageable things will become.
Hang in there, visit often, and don't be afraid to ask any question!
On Jun 4, 2007
I am a little late.... I know how over whelming it can be... hang in there.. you can manage it. It is a lot to swallow at once. How did you make out at the allergist? Therese