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Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2001 - 1:38pm
Sarahsmom's picture
Joined: 04/04/2001 - 09:00

pHow happy I am to have found this board cannot be described. For the last month I have felt so alone with my daughters new found allergy. Being able to read/discuss this with people that REALLY GET IT will be so incredibly helpful and refreshing. There have been so many times I've wanted to scream about all of the injustices-knowing that there are going to be some supportive people out there--I'm very very grateful. I cant wait to read some of the previous posts./p

Posted on: Fri, 04/06/2001 - 3:17am
scaredmom's picture
Joined: 04/06/2001 - 09:00

I too am new, if you read my topic, you'll know more about me and my son. Peanuts should be illegal! We almost lost my precious baby. He ate a chocolate sucker that I bought from wal-mart,I read the ingredients, it said nothing of peanuts, i thought it would be ok. It was easter candy.About 15 minutes later he threw up. Then he was still nauseated.I tried to wipe out the taste of chocolate becuz he said he tasted peanuts. I thought it was just the chocolate he tasted. He started wheezing(he has asthma) did no good. 5 min later he asked for another treatment. Why I did not react quicker is beyond me, I feel so guitly now for it. But just 2 wks prior my mom died, so maybe I just wasnt with it, I dont know. Well, then I told my husband we gotta go to the er, he started loading my son in the car, and he collapsed, he was still alert but couldnt breathe, i called 911 they told me what to do, he was already changing colors.The ugliest colors I had ever seen. Cpr wasnt helping cuz the air couldnt go down. His throat was completely closed, before the ambulance arrived, he passed out, and had 2 seizures. The ambulance came and life flighted him to a childrens hosp here in houston. Well, he made it, but i am scared to death of things that arent labled correctly. He is scared also, even if he thinks it smells funny, he wont eat it , and i guess thats a good thing. the dr's said, we were very lucky, but dont count on luck next time. even his school has a protocol for michael. Kids that have peanut butter sandwiches are not allowed to sit near him. I worry about him all the time, so please be cautious w/ your child. Children are so precious, i know that,I am so happy this website is here. keep touch. good luck w/ this nasty thing. We have epi pens thru out the house, and in my purse and on hand w/anyone michael might be with when hes not with me.......

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 2:37pm
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

It's nice to "meet" you! I have a 14 year old son - it's nice to have another mom with a teenager on the boards. My son is also tree-nut, milk, egg, shellfish, coconut allergic. Did your son ever have any other food allergies that he outgrew?

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 2:59pm
Hibatgirl's picture
Joined: 01/18/2003 - 09:00

Yes my son used to break out from detergent, body soap, shampoo, dogs, cats, tomato sauce. But nothing like the peanuts. He would turn purple, get a rash, lips turn inside out, etc. He would even get a welp from his own saliva. He was a mess. But now it is all peanuts.

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 3:33pm
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Hi, it is nice to see another mother of a teenager here.
My son is 18 and getting ready for college. He is very responsible and able to care for his allergy and I am sure he will be fine but it is going to be tough sending him away.
You must have done a wonderful job with so many allergies to deal with. Peanuts are my son's only anaphylactic allergy and he is also allergic to soy, milk, tomatoes, cod and oats.

Posted on: Fri, 01/17/2003 - 11:54pm
synthia's picture
Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Welcome.I have a 3 1/2 yo trying to go to special classes.
We are having a little bit of a problem.
Little v also has a list of other allergies.
I've learned a lot from this site
Again welcome
Love this site

Posted on: Sat, 01/18/2003 - 12:47am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Welcome Hibatgirl!
It's so nice to see more parents of teens on this site. My son is 9 and allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and chick peas. Asthma as well.
I know that us parents of younger kids will have lots to learn from you.
So glad you're here! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 12/29/2004 - 7:09am
luisa's picture
Joined: 12/23/2004 - 09:00

Hi and welcome! I know exactly what you are talking about, I am new too and trying to deal with all this... This site has been very helpful, I asked a bunch of questions and learned a lot. Still feel like there is much more to learn.. Being scared is part of it, I couldn't even sleep well... But think that at least now you are aware, you are getting to know way more about this and you can protect your child a lot better than before.
Best wishes!
Luisa [img]/peanut/boards/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 12/29/2004 - 10:28am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

Hi and welcome...sorry you had to find us. My son isn't in daycare, but I'll do my best to help you out here. You may have already thought of all this, but here goes:
First, you want to get a sense of how allergy aware your daycare is. Find out how much they know about food allergies. Find out where his epipen and any other meds will be stored. Find out their emergency protocol. Who can administer the epipen if needed? Do they have any other children with food allergies? Will someone be available to sit next to him while he eats to make sure there's no food sharing? Confirm what their hand washing policy is. How frequently do they clean the toys?
Yes, I agree, you should push for a peanut free room. If you meet resistance, you may want to investigate other daycares to see if you find one willing to do that. Since you're talking daycare, I'd imagine your son is 2 or under? Since they're very messy eaters now, I'd hate the idea of my child in a room with other young children eating pb.
If someone doesn't get cleaned up well, and starts playing with toys, and then your child plays with the same toys, that could lead to a reaction for your child.
If you do a search on here for daycares, you'll find other threads that may be more helpful. Good luck with everything, we're here to help!
Meg, mom to:
Matt 2 yrs. PA,MA,EA
Sean 2 yrs. NKA

Posted on: Thu, 12/30/2004 - 12:57am
mommysamuels's picture
Joined: 11/21/2004 - 09:00

Hi and welcome to the site. I couldn't have gotten through the initial shock without this site. My 19 month old son was diagnosed in November and this site was so helpful. I feel like I learn something new everytime I log on here. Good luck with your sons class.
I find people don't "get" that he is now known to have a PA just because he didn't have a reaction before we knew doesn't mean he won't now.

Posted on: Thu, 12/30/2004 - 2:45am
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

Welcome to the boards!!!
just if your intrested- ive got a nut allergy site too!! (Im 13 and treenut anaphylatic!)
and also its forum


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