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Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2002 - 11:01am
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God has answered my prayers. I have been reading the topics in this site for some time. I have learned a lot and am thankful for everyone. My 10 year old son also goes to Dr. Melissa Graham in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2002 - 11:13am
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Cammie,
My name is Lisa. As I sit here reading your story about your children, my eyes welled up with tears at your daughters response that 'God just wanted you to watch her extra careful'. I just fell upon this website tonight looking for anything that I could on PA. I have a 17 month old daughter who was recently diagnosed with peanut, egg and soy allergies. Her peanut is the most worrisome to me - she was a 5.5 on the IgE class (out of 6). So extremely high levels of antibodies. I feel depressed knowing that her childhood won't be 'normal'. I know I will feel better eventually, and that we need to educate ourselves and take this head on. But, it is so scarey - life or death. I pray to God for guidance and for the chance for her to outgrow this allergy. I have been trying to find out info regarding breast feeding and PA. I ate alot of peanut butter while breastfeeding - could this have caused her allergy? I am so glad I found this site - I'm looking forward to building a network of others going through the same thing with their children....
Lisa

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2002 - 11:37am
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Lisa-
I tried to breast feed with Kate and it did'nt work out. When I had Joseph, I did'nt even try. He is allergic also. I do not want you to think that I am being snobbish but Kate and Joseph are both extremley well-rounded children. They both have a great time wherever they are. They do not miss out on anything except eating peanuts and they would'nt touch one a mile away. I worried that children would not be kind about it, but it is quite the opposite. I have had parents tell me that their children would not bring any peanuts to school in their lunch boxes because it might make Kate or Joseph sick. I am so glad that I decided to post messages on here. I have already received blessings from doing so. I try to remember not to be compulsive, but to use common sense regarding this allergy. Write back soon! Cammie

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2002 - 11:39am
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Neals Mom,
tell me about Dr. Graham-maybe I should go to her. I just want to go to someone who knows about peanut allergy exclusively. Thanks Cammie

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 2:17am
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Dr. Graham is wonderful. I have been told she is the best! She has helped us out tremendously. She has even talked with the school principal about my son's allergies.
Our school is trying its best to be peanut
free, and the cafeteria will not serve any
thing with nuts or peanuts because of his extreme allergy. I am so thankful for her and the school.

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 12:34pm
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Oh my! So sorry to here about your DH. Of course, make sure he carries a couple of Epipens at all times. (They are heat and cold sensitive, so read some of the other posts for creative ways to keep them stable.) And keep Benadryl on hand, as a second med.
You can ask his allergist for an allergy action plan. I will raise the post on Anaphylaxis Symptoms for all the newbies.
Start looking at the Restaurant section for safe places to eat. This is probably the hardest aspect of food allergy for adults.
Even with adults, it's a good idea to rid your home of the allergen so there are no accidents or cross-contamination risks. PB residue is well-known to survive dishwashing, and the residue can cause many "mystery reaction" from tabletops, shared keyboards, phones, etc...
And also, avoid eating peanuts yourself. Kissing can transmit the allergen to your DH. (My DH has an affair with omelets and seafood when he travels out of town.)
It's great that you are so supportive.
Daisy

Posted on: Thu, 08/17/2006 - 12:34pm
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Oh my! So sorry to here about your DH. Of course, make sure he carries a couple of Epipens at all times. (They are heat and cold sensitive, so read some of the other posts for creative ways to keep them stable.) And keep Benadryl on hand, as a second med.
You can ask his allergist for an allergy action plan. I will raise the post on Anaphylaxis Symptoms for all the newbies.
Start looking at the Restaurant section for safe places to eat. This is probably the hardest aspect of food allergy for adults.
Even with adults, it's a good idea to rid your home of the allergen so there are no accidents or cross-contamination risks. PB residue is well-known to survive dishwashing, and the residue can cause many "mystery reaction" from tabletops, shared keyboards, phones, etc...
And also, avoid eating peanuts yourself. Kissing can transmit the allergen to your DH. (My DH has an affair with omelets and seafood when he travels out of town.)
It's great that you are so supportive.
Daisy

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Posted on: Thu, 04/14/2011 - 2:42am
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What happened to my post? I tried to edit, and when I saved it, it was gone.....except for the "z?" What did I do wrong?

Posted on: Thu, 04/21/2011 - 10:51pm
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that's tough. There are resources on here for pproducts made in peanut free facilities. there expensive but safe.

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