Just saying hello, my 14 monther is allergic

Posted on: Tue, 09/23/2008 - 7:09pm
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Hi all! Just found out about this website through the receptionist at the allergy clinic. I am mum to a gorgeous (lol I'm her mum, I'm allowed to say that :p) 14 month old little girl who has a peanut allergy ... have a visit with the specialist tomorrow as a follow up to her RAST test. I rang for the results last week and on a scale of 0-4 her peanut allergy came up a 4. I think no matter how prepared you are for that kind of news it's still very upsetting. Glad to have found this website and am off to have a look round ...

Posted on: Wed, 09/24/2008 - 6:39am
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Welcome! Sorry to hear your little one has an allergy, but this is a great place to get support and information from people who are and have been there.
Welcome again.

Posted on: Thu, 09/25/2008 - 12:31am
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Sorry your child has a food allergy. This is a pretty good place for information, but take it in a bit at a time. Food allergies are overwhelming. Did you get an Epi pen jr. prescription? I have a little kit that travels with my 4 year old with her epi pens, wipes, benedryl, and a safe snack. Another good thing for a new person to think about is a medic alert bracelet.
You can find lists of good books on allergies on this site also.
Cindy

Posted on: Sat, 09/27/2008 - 7:25am
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Hi There,
Sorry for the diagnosis... It is life changing but manageable. The best advice I can give is check labels on everything... kep a "safe" snack or treat in your purse thaat you can give your daughter when someone offers her something youare not safe. and keep hani wipes travel pack in your purse too to wipe down surfaces
welcome!
therese

Posted on: Thu, 10/09/2008 - 3:21am
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I just joined and posted this morning. I have a handsome 20 month old son - we just found out on Friday that he is (like your daughter) severely allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. I'm interested in talking more with you and other moms who are in the same situation. Nice to meet you.
-Melissa

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