New Canadian Here

Posted on: Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:33pm
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Hi, dd who is 5 has had her peanut allergy confirmed and now needs an epipen, I was hoping it wouldn't be the case. I get nervous when we travel and I guess I will need to find a clever way to store the epipen in hot temperatures and make sure to always remember to bring it with me. DH thinks a peanut allergy isn't a big deal, I think I need to educate him alittle. Well I just wanted to say hi. Anyone else from Canada?

Posted on: Tue, 04/29/2008 - 11:12pm
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WELCOME!!! I'm not from Canada but I think there are many here that are. I'm so sorry about your DD's diagnosis. As for storing epi's when it is hot I personally got a Frio Wallets - [url="http://www.readycareco.com"]http://www.readycareco.com[/url] and they work AWESOME! Highly recommend it. I have heard others though say they do just fine with a thermos too.
A good book for your husband to read if he is willing is Dr. Michael Young's The Peanut Allergy Answer Book. It is a VERY easy read and really gets the point across.
WELCOME!

Posted on: Wed, 04/30/2008 - 1:16am
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Hi Sheeba and welcome to the board. I too am in Ontario. There are many here from Ontario as well. Sorry to hear about your daughter's diagnosis. We all know how that initial time feels and are here for you when you need some understanding from those who walk the same walk.

Posted on: Thu, 05/01/2008 - 5:16pm
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Hey sorry to hear about your daughter - my 11 mth old boy has peanut and egg whites. I'm in Ontario too!!
i bought the Peanut Allergy Answer book when we found out - just 3 months ago - and it answered a ton of questions not only for me but for the day care.

Posted on: Fri, 05/02/2008 - 9:11am
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Hello and welcome!
this is a wonderful site to share your emotions, get advice, and wonderful information.
best of luck!

Posted on: Fri, 05/02/2008 - 11:06am
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Hi There
Welcome. I am not from Canada but have a good friend there!
When I go to the beach in the summer I put it in the coor with the sandiches on the top. I wrap it in a towel or in a fanny pack.
Therese

Posted on: Fri, 05/02/2008 - 11:07am
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Thanks everyone. I will definately go get that book. I am feeling very overwhelmed with all this :(

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