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Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 3:05am
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Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] Yes, I find encountering someone or another parent dealing with a milk allergy [i]very humbling[/i].[/b]
I absolutely agree, MommaBear. I know someone whose daughter went into anaphylaxis from an ice pop (which the mother provided to the school). She ate this brand of ice pop for years, and it was labeled Kosher. Well, obviously it contained milk in one form or another. Milk is everywhere!

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 3:53am
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Joined: 04/09/2000 - 09:00

Fortunately DS's milk allergy is either being outgrown or he is not very sensitive. When he was younger and I was alot stricter with my milk comfort zone, it was almost impossible to find safe non-cross contaminated foods for him. The poor kid's diet was extremely limited.
I really feel for those who deal with a severe milk allergy. Yes, it is EVERYWHERE!

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 4:42am
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I read the article in the newspaper on the weekend.
Though she had other allergies as well - it is believed the tongs used to serve the french fries had also been used to serve poutine (sp?) Which is where the milk contamination would have come from.
Also, she had asthma - and was convinced it was her asthma NOT anaphylaxis. Her friend and a staff member suggested the epi-pen and she was adamant it was her asthma. (fyi, the staff member did send for the epi-pen, and did use it)

Posted on: Thu, 09/23/2004 - 3:13pm
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Anna Marie, that's what's really scary with an asthmatic PA child. When Jesse had his last reaction almost two years ago, he had just gotten over a virus (with asthma flare-up).
Although he had complained to me of a sore throat in the breakfast program after he ate what I now believe were cross-contaminated corn flakes (I didn't figure that out until this year - he had eaten half the bag already before the reaction), the next symptom he had was not a problem with his breathing per se but chest constriction.
So, he went to the office thinking that it was his asthma and asked them for his puffers (even though he had had them perhaps an hour earlier at home - Ventolin because of the asthma flare-up/virus thing). They did administer the puffers.
Then, he went back to class and threw up.
That's when the school called me and the principal proceeded to walk him home to me - I met them in the school parking lot and saw all of the red blotches all over his face, which had developed after he had had his puffers and after he threw up.
He had just turned 7, and perhaps that is too young to realize you're having an anaphylactic reaction, I don't know. Although I felt the school didn't deal with things *properly*, one of the problems with the whole thing that day was that Jess himself, didn't recognize that he was having a reaction.
I only hope to God, touch wood, should he ever have another reaction that he knows what's happening to him.
The school had thought, because he had just come back to school that day due to a cold, that the throwing up might be part of the virus.
I don't like to think about that day. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 12:09am
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Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] Yes, I find encountering someone or another parent dealing with a milk allergy [i]very humbling[/i].[/b]
I find people with a milk allergy a bit odd.
I mean, c'mon... Who can be allergic to milk???? How ridiculous is THAT!
Those parents are just silly.
And eat too much PB in the AM (instead of drinking coffee sans creamer)
Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to DAIRY, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts
Sara 2-13-98 NKA (Avoiding Nuts)
Meghan 2-28-03 NKA (Avoiding Nuts)

Posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 3:03am
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Cindy, I seriously considered not posting yesterday. I really don't want to cause panick among parents. But, one of the reasons to come to this board is to educate ourselves - and I truly feel that is important information for everyone with food allergies to have - especially people that also have asthma.
Also, you said "[b]He had just turned 7, and perhaps that is too young to realize you're having an anaphylactic reaction, I don't know.[/b]" I'm....well....a little bit over 7. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] And honestly, I've made mistakes. Most illnesses or diseases (or whatever) have a specific set of signs to watch for. And those signs come in a specific order. But not allergies. Our bodies seem to be able to just pick and choose whatever stupid symptoms it wants - in any order - with any time frame. It's so darn hard to know. Is it real? or is it memorex?
[i]Sorry for a post that reads like a sucker-punch.[/i]
Earth to Jason. Get back down here on earth. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]


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