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Posted on: Tue, 05/23/2006 - 1:42pm
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Hi, I am new to the forum. I have a 4yr old son who has a PA and Tree Nut Allergy. We found out when he was 16 mos old. When he was a little over 2yrs old he got a hold of a peanut butter cup. We got him to the ER but we were so unaware of what could have happened, that day was awake up call. I am still scared today not knowing if we will respond right the next time. {hopefully there won't be a next time}. I haven't left my son alone since we found out about the allergy, some people still don't take it serious enough. Since his exposure I won't let anyone near him or aloud peanuts in the same room or area around him. I still have family members who don't take it to heart, which hurts a lot. I am scared for my son all the time, I cried a lot when we found out. He goes everywhere with me, which is taking a toll on him and me, but until I can trust everyone, we have no choice. I just feel they all don't make a point to watch close enough to food items he can and can not have. They must understand, no peanuts means also not made in or on the same place as peanuts and that they can not have peanuts while they are around him. So right now I have a 24/7 job watching everything he does. He understands some, but he is getting older and wants to try new foods and snacks and it's hard for me to let him do it, I am scared all the time. I have been keeping him away from chocolate
until recently my husband introduced it to him in cookie form, now he wants it and I just feel like to many chocolate items can contain peanuts, it would have been better never to introduce chocolate. I might over react at times, but I feel better safe then sorry. You will be hearing a lot from me. So glad I found a place to talk.

Maria

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