new and looking for a few things...

Posted on: Wed, 09/26/2001 - 7:22am
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We have a newly diagnosed PA 2 year old, and now that I have had 2 weeks to think about this, there are a couple of things I would like to find:
1. an official looking letter warning about dangers of PA that I can hand out to places we frequent, that I know offer peanuts. (Our community fitness center has 4 vending machines with peanut candy right outside their preschool door.)
2. do your kids wear medic alert bracelets, and if so, where can I get one?

Thanks!
Anna

Posted on: Wed, 09/26/2001 - 11:09am
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Hi Anna and welcome to the board, I have a dd who is getting ready to turn 2 with PA. I found a really good letter that I printed off of the food and allergy website, its called plan of action, I think and it tells what to look for as far as signs and symtoms say for a caregiver etc. There is also a place to put your childs pictures and info on how to use the epi-pen as well.
I did order my dd a medic bracelet from [url="http://www.lifejewelry.com/"]http://www.lifejewelry.com/[/url] I know that you can also go to [url="http://www.missbrookes.com"]www.missbrookes.com[/url] too I believe they have cute ones as well as the regular medicalert.com page. I have read though that the company I went with was really slow and some people didn't get their bracelets so I wouldhave to say look at one of the others ones first, its been about 4 weeks since I ordered mine and they said 4-6 so we will see. Glad to have you hear and look forward to your posts~!
Leah [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/27/2001 - 3:25am
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My son will be 3 in January and has worn a traditional Medic Alert bracelet since before he was 2. The reason I like Medic Alert better than the other choices is that the Paramedics/EMT's can call Medic Alert, give them the code number from the bracelet and get my son's medical info - who his ped. is, parents phone number, etc.
Also we have something called a chef card which is an index card with my son's picture on it and says "To the Chef...my name is - and I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. In order to avoid a life threatening reaction, I must avoid the following:" then the list and the final paragraph says "please make sure all utensils and equipment used to prepare my meal, as well as prep surfaces, are thoroughly cleaned prior to use. Thanks for your cooperation." It's an idea I got from FAAN.
[This message has been edited by Heather2 (edited September 27, 2001).]

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