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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. Thanks, Dr.Nuclear

On Aug 9, 2007

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.


On Aug 9, 2007

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.

On Aug 9, 2007

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