Newly diagnosed kid with PA

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 11:59am
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Hi, my 4 year was just diagnosed today with PA. For a while he just said he didn't like peanuts and refused to it anything with them in it but a couple of weeks ago he had a bite of a treat at school that had some peanut and got inmediately congested, started sneezing and coughing. He came home 20 minutes later and threw up this really mucusy stuff but otherwise felt okay afterwards. Gave him some benadryl and the congestion cleared up pretty fast. The same happened last week only with a tiny bite of a peanut butter cookie and he threw up right away. His pediatrician referred him to an allergist that tested him today with skin test : +4; he also tested +4 for eggs which was a surprise for us..he never really ate eggs other than in cakes or such but he wouldn't eat eggs say scrambled because he didn't like them. Needless to say we walked out of there with an epi-pen jr. and the instruction to use it even when in doubt. My husband is 100% on board with this and really calm.I have a really hard time thinking positively of all this. It's just so overwhelming: school, social life, college, etc. I've been browsing around this place and feel all you moms out there have sooo much to teach me and I can only hope and pray I can with all your help protect my child.
Thanks a lot!
Dolores

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 7:04pm
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welcome to these boards,
take it one day at a time.
remember that there are many more days without reactions than there are days with them.
Its something i tell myself on bad days!!
sarah

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 9:56pm
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Welcome and sorry you've been catapulted into this world. It is very overwhelming at first... it will get better with time and more education. These boards are great for that. I learned a lot here. My daughter had her first rxn at 2 1/2... her 2nd was a few months later and then she was diagnosed with peanut and egg allergies. Take one day at a time and try to learn a little more every day... looking at the whole picture can really throw you for a loop. Good luck and keep in mind you are not alone- there are plenty of us out there and the people on this board are always willing to help.
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Noah 2 1/2 NKA

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 11:13pm
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Welcome to the boards- I know you will learn a lot here. I have found it very useful to hear what others are using/and not using for food, manufacturers, etc. It's helped me to develop our own comfort level. People here are great at answering questions, and have helped me a lot- so if you have questions, just ask!

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 10:10am
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Welcome...
My 6 1/2 yr old son is PA he was egg and milk allergic. ( he out grew those) he was allergic to raw "egg white" He could tolerate it in baked goods. But now he tested neg for both egg and milk and tollerates both. we are left witht he PA that is the most serious for him. He had had lobster just a bite and he was ok but nervous about trying other fishes just yet.
Try not to absorbe all the info at once it will over whelm you. take it one day at a time. I still cannot look to the future I get too paranoid. I look to day tomorrow and next week that is it. I take every situation as it comes. My biggest advice is keep a "safe" snack bad with you or a "safe" pop or something in your purse so that if you are out and with other and they are having a treat or a snack you have a safe one for your child.
THerese
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Posted on: Sat, 03/10/2007 - 10:56pm
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Quote:Originally posted by doloresmcconnell:
[b]Hi, my 4 year was just diagnosed today with PA. For a while he just said he didn't like peanuts and refused to it anything with them in it but a couple of weeks ago he had a bite of a treat at school that had some peanut and got inmediately congested, started sneezing and coughing. He came home 20 minutes later and threw up this really mucusy stuff but otherwise felt okay afterwards. [/b]
Just curious, this "preschool", retrospectively, are they re-evaluating their choices for "treats"? Was it a treat they provided? Do they have a "Local Wellness Policy" (federal item, I believe, associated with the "Child Nutrition, reauthorization act of 2005")
[url="http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellness_policyrequirements.html"]http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Healthy/wellness_policyrequirements.html[/url]
hmmmmmmmmm, pro or con, I'd like to see whats in here. Anyone know if it is available elsewhere online?:
[url="http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=author:%22Satcher%22+intitle:%22The+Prevention+Challenge+And+Opportunity%22+&hl=en&um=1&oi=scholarr"]http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=auth...m=1&oi=scholarr[/url]
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. I do not guarantee the accuracy, currentness, content, or applicability of the links in this post. IMMV. But still, a "treat"? And in preschool, a peanut butter one, of all things. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. There is a learning curve there, isn't there?

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