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Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:01am
Dr.Nuclear's picture
Joined: 08/09/2007 - 09:00

Hello, my name is Dr.Nuclear. I am a retired and disabled Nuclear Medicine Technologist. I have a one-year-old grandson, named Isaac, and we just found out two days ago that he has a very severe allergy to peanuts. We got him to the ER quickly and they observed him overnight. Now we must keep an Epi-Pen with him at all times. First, I am looking to educate my family and myself and for every resource that will help us help him. Any thoughts, advice or where to begin are welcome and appreciated.

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:10am
Spoedig's picture
Joined: 09/17/2004 - 09:00

You have found a wonderful resource.
I find the "search" feature of the discussion boards helpful if you have specific questions/topics.
My almost 11 year old son has been dealing with this for 10 years. His allergist just recommend that I read the Second Edition of "The Peanut Allergy Answer Book" by Michael C. Young. His information is up-to-date. I also read the 1st edition (published I think in 2001). I was very impressed and learned many things.
I APPLAUD you for being such a WONDERFUL grandparent. Sadly so many of us do not have parents, family or friends that understand, care enough to get answers, etc.

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:56am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

You're in the right place doc! I suggest the book above as well. Welcome aboard. You will find a LOT of information here. I wish I had found it as quickly as you! I had to learn some things the hard way (calling manufactures to see if they run on shared equipment and I actually took ds to a place where they threw peanuts on the floor). This site has been a Godsend to our family.

Posted on: Thu, 08/09/2007 - 10:57am
Dr.Nuclear's picture
Joined: 08/09/2007 - 09:00

Thank you for the welcome for a quick start. I have already taken the title of the book you suggested, and called my local library. They did not have it and couldn't get it. Then I checked eBay and found many good used bargains. Thanks for the tips. I know I will enjoy this discussion group. And I'm equally sure that I will bring a multitude of questions as they become known to me.
Thanks, Dr.Nuclear

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